Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Astana Open final to win his 90th career ATP title
Novak Djokovic has become the undisputed tennis world number one.
On Sunday night he did what many doubted the world would do: win his 90th career ATP title.
Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 2016 Astana Open final.
Djokovic became the first and only man to accomplish the feat and finished the match in 4 hours, 10 minutes and 24 seconds.
Just 24 hours earlier he was facing an uphill battle in his final match against Roger Federer.
While Federer won the first two sets and went on to win the match 6-4 6-4, Djokovic was trailing 3-0. However, he rallied to win the third set 6-3.
Djokovic’s run to the final of the ATP Tour tournament continued when he entered the semifinals against Alexander Zverev.
Zverev was able to win the first set 6-3, with Djokovic winning the second set 6-4.
The top-seed came through the third and fourth sets against German-born world No. 12 Alexander Zverev by winning the last two games to set up a second-round match against Britain’s Kyle Edmund.
This will be the first meeting between Djokovic and Edmund, who came close to beating him in two earlier meetings but was unable to do so. The last meeting between Djokovic and Edmund took place in the 2015 Australian Open final.
Djokovic won the first set in straight sets, but lost the match when he gave up a match point on a forehand error.
Djokovic entered the tournament in the third round after winning the Monte Carlo Masters title.
Prior to the start of the tournament, Djokovic was ranked No. 1 in the ATP Tour and was on a 12-match win streak.
Djokovic, who is now the world No. 1 and the winner of 15 of the previous 19 Grand Slam tournaments, was on a 17 match winning streak.
Djokovic, who is the reigning Olympic gold medalist and a former two-time Wimbledon champion, is now the second