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Novak Djokovic gets revenge over Jannik Sinner, wins the ATP Finals in two sets

Novak Djokovic's relentless domination of tennis shows no sign of letting up as he defeated Jannik Sinner 6-3 and 6-3 to win the 2023 ATP Finals.

Sinner had bid to become the first player to win the ATP Finals on home soil since Andy Murray in 2016 but he didn't have enough to resist the 36-year-old, who claimed the 71st "Big Title" of his incredible career.

In a rematch of their November 15 clash, which Sinner won in three sets, Djokovic opened by holding his serve with two aces and from thereon didn't look back.

The Serbian took 18 minutes to break his rival after Sinner elected not to challenge a call he would have won.

Both players then held their serves for the remainder of the set, with Djokovic claiming his fifth game of the opener without allowing Sinner to score a point. It was a brutal start from the last active "Big Three" player.

He showed no sympathy to the 22-year-old by immediately breaking him in the opening game of the second set, which he then followed up by holding serve to take control two games into the next set. In fact, Djokovic would go 14 points in a row before Sinner managed to get one back at 30-0 down in the third game.

Sinner showed some life to avoid being broken in the third game of the second set, preventing it from getting silly in front of his fellow citizens and he had a chance to haul himself into the contest by getting a break point in the fifth game with a 40-15 advantage.

But he failed to convert, not having enough to keep Djokovic from his relentless march to success.

In the final game of the match, Djokovic would win comfortably and confirm yet another tournament victory in what is proving to be a hall of fame career.

Djokovic's sensational ATP record

Djokovic has now won seven ATP Finals from nine attempts for a rate of 77%. In doing so, he moves one clear of Roger Federer to hold the outright record and he is now five Finals wins clear of the next active player, who is Alex Zverev.

It's the first win since 2015 for the Serbian who extends his status as world number one and his credentials and claim to be called the greatest tennis player of all-time, at least based on talent.

Djokovic will bid for his next trophy at the Davis Cup as he faces Great Britain. He will not face his ex-rival and friend, Andy Murray, though as the 2016 Wimbledon champion withdrew through injury.

The game is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 23 in Malaga, Spain.

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