ATP Finals LIVE: Novak Djokovic breaks Roger Federer record with victory over Jannik Sinner

Novak Djokovic produced a masterful performance to tame home favourite Jannik Sinner and win a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals crown in Turin.

World No 1 Djokovic was unrelenting as he closed out a 6-3 6-3 victory, overturning a three-set defeat to the in-form Italian in the group stages this week.

Sinner was subdued by Djokovic’s fast start and outstanding serving, with the Serbian winning 28 of his first 30 service points in a breathtaking display of accuracy.

Victory at the season-ending tournament moves Djokovic ahead of Roger Federer’s previous record of six ATP Finals titles, as the 36-year-old wrapped up another staggering season with a statement display.

After dispatching Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals on Saturday, Djokovic has sent a message that he remains by some distance the most dominant men’s player in the game as he continues to deny his young rivals.

Defeat to Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final in July was the only major loss of Djokovic’s season, as the Serbian finished the year with three grand slams, the ATP Finals title, and the year-end World No 1.

Follow live updates from the ATP Finals title match between Djokovic and Sinner, below:

ATP Finals LIVE: Novak Djokovic vs Jannik Sinner latest score and updates

  • Novak Djokovic defeats Jannik Sinner to win record seventh ATP Finals title

  • Djokovic overcomes home favourite Sinner in tense second set to win 6-3 6-3

Novak Djokovic caps ‘one of my best seasons’ after record-breaking ATP Finals title

19:55 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic emphatically gained revenge over Jannik Sinner to win a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals crown in Turin.

Five days after losing to Sinner in the group stage, Djokovic was in ruthless form from the outset as he lost just two points on serve in winning the opening set 6-3 in 38 minutes.

The world number then raced into a 2-0 lead in the second before Sinner saved three break points in the third game to bring the contest to life.

Roared on by the partisan crowd, Sinner finally got to grips with the Djokovic serve and forged two break points in the sixth game, only for the Serbian to save both and maintain his advantage.

Sinner held serve in a marathon seventh game but, after Djokovic did likewise to lead 5-3, the match ended on an anticlimactic note with a Sinner double fault.

Novak Djokovic caps ‘one of my best seasons’ after record-breaking ATP Finals title

GAME, SET AND MATCH! Djokovic 6-3 6-3 Sinner

19:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic in 2023:

Australian Open - W

French Open - W

Wimbledon - F

US Open - W

ATP Finals - W

Djokovic’s updated career stats:

Australian Open titles: x10

French Open titles: x3

Wimbledon titles: x7

US Open titles: x4

ATP Finals titles: x7

Year-end World No 1: x8

It’s quite silly

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GAME, SET AND MATCH! Djokovic 6-3 6-3 Sinner

19:13 , Jamie Braidwood

“Some of the best tennis I have ever seen”

Tim Henman on Amazon Video: “The bar is being set by Djokovic. There were times were Federer and Nadal were playing a game that we had never witnessed, but Djokovic today raised the bar again. Some of the best tennis I’ve ever seen. His shot-making, athletic ability, his consistency, his power, it was second to none. So those younger players who are trying to reach the summit, they have a long way to go.”

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GAME, SET AND MATCH! Djokovic 6-3 6-3 Sinner

19:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic, speaking to Amazon Video.

“Very special. One of the best seasons I’ve ever had, no doubt. To crown it by beating the home town hero Jannik, who has played amazing this week, is phenomenal. I’ve been very proud of the past two performances, against Alcaraz and Sinner, the best two players in the world - next to me and Medvedev at the moment. The way they are playing, I had to step it up. Tactically I played different today that earlier in the week. It’s just been a phenomenal week.”

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GAME, SET AND MATCH! Djokovic 6-3 6-3 Sinner

19:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Just exceptional from Novak Djokovic, after a simple astonishing season.

This was a match of two sets: Djokovic was superb in the first set and Sinner could not do anything about it.

But then Djokovic’s level dropped slightly, especially on his serve, and it let Sinner back in.

The young Italian could not take his chances and he will learn a lot from that, after what has been a brilliant week for the 22-year-old in Turin.

Djokovic, though, found a way through it and this victory sends an emphatic message ahead of 2024.

At 36, he remains by some distance the best player in the world.

GAME, SET AND MATCH! Djokovic 6-3 6-3 Sinner

18:58 , Jamie Braidwood

A double fault is not the way Djokovic would have wanted to win, but it seals a historic moment!

SEVEN ATP Finals titles, the most ever! Staggering.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 6-3 5-3 Sinner*

18:57 , Jamie Braidwood

The wheels have fallen off a bit for Sinner now... another mistake leads to match point for Djokovic on the Italian’s serve.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 6-3 5-3 Sinner*

18:48 , Jamie Braidwood

Oh hello...

Djokovic makes another staggering miss on the opening point with another volley that goes long... then Sinner dials up the pressure with a forehand out wide that Djokovic can’t return!

0-30... and again Sinner’s returning lets him down! Djokovic gets back into the game and Sinner then pushes a backhand wide as he looked for the line.

This would be a let off for Djokovic, and he takes it on deuce following another poor miss from Sinner! This time Djokovic closes the door - he finds an ace and gets the hold.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 6-3 4-3 Sinner

18:45 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s another gutsy hold from Sinner, who wins an epic 16-minute game!

It was a bit of a gift from Djokovic, though, who had break points and then missed a very simple backhand volley on the final deuce.

Sinner, who also wasted chances earlier in the game, eventually gets the hold with an ace out wide.

The 22-year-old is still in it... but the Italian came close to the brink there.

Even Djokovic could not believe that miss... (Getty Images)
Even Djokovic could not believe that miss... (Getty Images)

ATP Finals: Djokovic 6-3 4-2 Sinner*

18:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Hold on a sec...

For the first time in the match, Sinner wins the first point on Djokovic’s serve. Then the Italian crushes a backhand winner crosscourt! 0-30, and the Turin crowd sense an opportunity!

Now Djokovic pulls a simple forehand wide! What is happening?! Two break points for Sinner, and the roof will come off the Turin arena should he take one...

Oh but how he would want these returns back... Sinner can’t get the return back in play and Djokovic takes charge again to keep his opponent away.

An awesome backhand down the line from Djokovic, and he passes his first real test of the match. Sinner thumps the sideboard as a rare chance goes begging.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 6-3 3-2 Sinner

18:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Sinner is hanging in here. The 22-year-old manages to scrape his way through another service game to stay in the match.

But against Djokovic’s serve, and this accuracy, he will need something special.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 6-3 3-1 Sinner*

18:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic is producing one of the best serving performances you will ever see.

Another love hold.

Sinner, the fourth best player in the world, has won just TWO points against the Djokovic serve in the ENTIRE match.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 6-3 2-1 Sinner

18:11 , Jamie Braidwood

Sinner stops Djokovic’s run of points at 10 as he wins a gutsy backhand duel but the World No 1 senses an opportunity and does not relent for a moment.

The Serbian had a huge opportunity to claim the second break of serve as he lined up a forehand down the line, but he clips the net cord and it goes out.

Reprieve for Sinner? We’ll have to see - but that’s a big hold of serve after staring down the barrel of a double break.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 6-3 2-0 Sinner*

18:03 , Jamie Braidwood

Just. Too. Good.

Two aces in a row from Djokovic - out wide on either side - as he wraps up his opening service game to love.

That’s eight points in a row to start the second set...

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 6-3 1-0 Sinner

18:00 , Jamie Braidwood

The pressure from Djokovic is unrelenting as he jumps into a 0-30 lead on Sinner’s serve.

From there, Djokovic simply does not miss. He produces outstanding depth to the baseline and Sinner challenges in vain after Djokovic clips the baseline.

Another long rally - and Djokovic does not blink. He breaks to love to start the second set. Ominous.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 6-3 Sinner* - Djokovic wins the first set!

17:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic roars on the opening point and pumps his fist after Sinner goes long at the end of a brutal baseline rally... the home fans don’t like that.

Another fist pump from Djokovic, this time as he lands an ace out wide. Djokovic stares the crowd down...

That’s wild from Sinner on the backhand return - miles out - it brings up three set points for Djokovic.

Sinner pushes wide!

Djokovic has tamed the Italian and the Turin crowd so far. Long way back for Sinner here.

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ATP Finals: *Djokovic 5-3 Sinner

17:48 , Jamie Braidwood

Sinner forces Djokovic to serve it out.

Given Djokovic has barely dropped a point on serve through this first set, it would either be a total collapse from the World No 1 or something rather special from the young Italian.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 5-2 Sinner*

17:44 , Jamie Braidwood

A hold to love for Djokovic, sealed as Sinner struggles to deal with Djokovic’s sliced serve up the T.

This has been a real statement from the Serbian so far, to add to that spellbinding win over Carlos Alcaraz yesterday.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 4-2 Sinner

17:41 , Jamie Braidwood

That should settle Sinner slightly. He holds to 15 after landing a couple of big first-serve and squeezing out a rare error from Djokovic, this one on the backhand side.

Djokovic is in pole position to close out the first set from here, though.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 4-1 Sinner*

17:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Utterly imposing from Djokovic - behind the serve and *that* forehand. Sinner nets after Djokovic finds a sublime angle with the forehand crosscourt and the No 1 takes the hold.

“Virtually unplayable,” says Tim Henman on Amazon Prime.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 3-1 Sinner

17:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic breaks!

Advantage to the No 1 and how Sinner would want this back! He is called long on a forehand that actually caught the line, but Sinner doesn’t challenge and then Djokovic forces another forehand error from Sinner.

The 36-year-old is just blasting the ball around the court at the moment and has really brought the level up against Sinner.

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ATP Finals: Djokovic 2-1 Sinner*

17:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic unloads on a forehand winner from the middle of the baseline and crushes it past Sinner at over 85mph.

Sinner responds with a beautiful drop shot from inside the baseline - that’s a skill he has developed over the season.

Djokovic beats Sinner with an excellent backhand lob - and then Sinner whacks a forehand into the net, looking for the line.

Deuce...

ATP Finals: Djokovic 2-1 Sinner*

17:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic is up to four aces already and gets a comfortable hold as Sinner pushes his backhand return wide on 40-15. Djokovic against the home crowd will be an interesting sub-plot today.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 1-1 Sinner

17:21 , Jamie Braidwood

More of this please! Sinner wins the first point on serve after a brilliant rally against Djokovic, which he took control of thanks to a stunning angled forehand crosscourt.

Sinner takes his opening hold after a game of cat-and-mouse with Djokovic at the net, lovely touch from the Italian and he gets on the board.

Wonderful noise - and some great hitting already.

ATP Finals: Djokovic 1-0 Sinner*

17:17 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic holds to love behind a couple of clean aces and imposing forehands. The perfect start from the World No 1, who is out for revenge as well as history tonight.

ATP Finals: *Djokovic 0-0 Sinner

17:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Will it be history for Djokovic or a first for Italy and Sinner? Let’s find out...

*denotes next server

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

17:08 , Jamie Braidwood

Here we go! Djokovic won the toss and will serve to start this ATP Finals final.

Let’s hope for a cracker.

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

17:03 , Jamie Braidwood

The atmosphere in Turin hsa been electric all week - especially when Sinner has been on the court.

The noise is set to be wild as the Italian becomes the first player to play in the ATP Finals showpiece.

This could be a classic.

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Jannik Sinner has been the in-form at the ATP Finals this week, and has won his last seven matches against top-ten opponents.

But beating the World No 1 twice in a row? At the same tournament? It’s unheard of. But Sinner has the huge advantage of playing in front of his home fans tonight.

He’s been red-hot this week.

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:51 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic targets more history this evening and can overtake Roger Federer with a seventh ATP Finals crown.

All-time most ATP Finals titles:

6 -Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic

5 - Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras

4 - Ilie Năstase

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ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Jannik Sinner on playing in the ATP Finals final: “It doesn’t really matter the matches before, how they have been. Especially with this format, you can win against one, but after you can lose. It’s different. But still happy that I can go one more time on the court here in Turin. Good atmosphere. Hopefully I can show some good tennis.”

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic on Jannik Sinner: “He has been the best player of the tournament so far. Won four out of four matches and played some great tennis. Obviously riding on the big wave of support of his Italian crowd here.

“He’s going for his first trophy. I’m going for my seventh in the year-end World Tour Finals. I’ve been in these situations before. Hopefully experience can help a bit.

“But I don’t think it’s going to prevail because he’s been playing well, he’s going to have the crowd on his side. I know what I expect. I think having already a match against him in this kind of atmosphere helps me prepare better.”

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ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:22 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic results this week

vs Rune 7-6 6-7 6-3

vs Sinner 5-7 7-6 6-7

vs Hurkacz 7-6 4-6 6-1

vs Alcaraz 6-3 6-2

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ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Jannik Sinner results this week

vs Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4

vs Djokovic 7-5 6-7 7-6

vs Rune 6-2 5-7 6-4

vs Medvedev 6-3 6-7 6-1

Jannik Sinner defeated Novak Djokovic in the round robin stage but must now face him in the ATP Final (AFP via Getty Images)
Jannik Sinner defeated Novak Djokovic in the round robin stage but must now face him in the ATP Final (AFP via Getty Images)

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:11 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic said he is hoping to put the cherry on top of a successful 2023 season with a record seventh ATP Finals title, after the world number one beat Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final to set up a showdown with Jannik Sinner.

Djokovic has won the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open this year to take his tally up to 24 Grand Slam titles and overtake rival Rafa Nadal. He also surpassed Steffi Graf’s record for the most weeks as world number one.

“I had an almost perfect season, Grand Slam season,” Djokovic told reporters after his 6-3 6-2 win over Alcaraz on Saturday.

“Ended the year as number one in the world, reached really all the objectives that I had, broke many records, made history of the sport. Of course, I’m thrilled with the season.

“But one more match to go. Hopefully I can crown the season with another win.”

Novak Djokovic looking to cap off ‘almost perfect’ year with ATP finals win

ATP Finals LIVE: Djokovic vs Sinner latest updates

16:10 , Jamie Braidwood

When is Djokovic vs Sinner?

The ATP Final will take place after 5pm GMT on Sunday 19 November in Turin, Italy.

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16:04 , Jamie Braidwood

Novak Djokovic bids for a record eighth ATP Finals title in a blockbuster showpiece against home favourite Jannik Sinner in Turin.

Djokovic secured an emphatic victory over young rival Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals on Saturday and is now out for revenge against the 22-year-old Italian Sinner, who defeated the World No 1 in the group stages earlier this week.

Sinner has been in red-hot form in front of his home fans in Turin and is looking to win the biggest title of his career at the season-ending tournament. He beat Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals to continue his winning streak this week.

Djokovic, meanwhile, is targeting a record victory at the ATP Finals after a dominant season which has already seen the Serbian win three grand slam titles and secure the year-end World No 1 ranking.

Follow live updates from the ATP Finals title match between Djokovic and Sinner in today’s live blog