The 21-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic has once again shown to the tennis world that he is not going anywhere. Despite missing many of the tournaments including two Grand Slams due to his covid vaccine stand, Novak Djokovic has still managed to win 5 titles including a Grand Slam championship and ATP Finals this season.
The ATP Finals showed some sheer mental strength of the Serbian. With a win over the Casper Ruud in the finals in straights (7-5,6-3), he made sure that he will take home all the available 1500 points from the tournament. During the run, everyone except Daniil Medvedev was defeated in straight sets in this tournament by the Serbian.
List of records broken by Novak Djokovic after winning the 2022 ATP Finals
- Novak Djokovic becomes the oldest ATP Finals Champion now at 35 years of age. The previous record was held by Roger Federer who won the 2011 title at the age of 30.
- Djokovic equals Roger Federer for the most number of ATP finals won (6 times) with this title.
- This is the record prize money awarded for winning a tennis tournament- $4,740,300. The Serbian will hold this record too. The prize money for the champion here is more than the combined prize money of the French Open and Wimbledon this year.
- He becomes the first player ever to win the ATP finals in 3 different decades (2000s, 2010s, and now 2020s).
- This is the highest year gap between the first and last ATP Final Title won by a player. Djokovic won his first in 2008, so this is a 14-year gap. The previous record was held together by Roger Federer and Pete Sampras (8 years gap between their first and last titles)
- Djokovic now jointly owns the record for the most ATP titles won with Carlos Alcaraz in 2022(5).
- With this title, Djokovic becomes the first player since Roger Federer in 2010 to win at least one title each of each level in the same calendar season. The Serbian won 5 titles this season: 1 ATP250,1 ATP500,1 ATP1000, 1 ATP Finals, and 1 Grand Slam.
- Djokovic increases the ‘Big Titles’ count to 65 – the highest ever in history. The closest competitor is Rafael Nadal with 59. (For the uninitiated, ‘Big titles’ include the titles won in Grand Slam championships, ATP Finals, ATP Masters 1000 tournament, and an Olympic singles gold medal)
- This is the 91st ATP title won by Djokovic – second among active players (1 behind Rafael Nadal).
- Novak Djokovic won the ATP Finals (Previously known as Tennis Masters Cup/ATP Tour Finals) in 3 different cities now (Shanghai, London, and Turin). He is the 3rd player in history to win this tournament in 3 different cities.
- By moving to number 5 in the rankings, Novak Djokovic will finish the year inside Top-5 for the 15th time (1 behind All-time record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 16 Top-5 year finishes).