Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Astana Open final to win his 90th career ATP title on Sunday night. Djokovic is now the second-most successful men’s singles player of all time, just behind Roger Federer.
With a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0 whitewash, Djokovic won his 90th career ATP title at the Astana Open in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Sunday night. The 2017 title, which was Djokovic’s first in seven years, came two weeks after his first Masters 1000 title and only two years after his last Grand Slam title.
“I wanted to win for myself and my fans. This is what I’ve done,” said Djokovic.
Djokovic, who hasn’t lost a Grand Slam tournament since 2015 when he won the French Open, has now won 11 of 12 major singles titles. He’s the only player other than Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to have won at least five of the four Grand Slam tournaments over the past four years.
Djokovic also became the first player to reach the summit of the all-time list of men’s singles rankings. He moved up from 11th to No. 13, surpassing his idol Federer.
“To be honest, I still think that I was not that good when I was in my early 20s and that’s one of the things that keeps me in a good place of my career,” Djokovic said.
On Sunday, Djokovic broke Federer’s 36-match Grand Slam winning streak in men’s singles, the longest active-career winning streak in men’s singles and, according to ATP data, the top record. Djokovic has now earned a match point against Federer at the US Open in November.
“I know what time difference is like. I will do everything I can to win in front of my fans and do everything I can to win against Federer,” said Djokovic. “I will work my day hardest to win the title that I want.”
In the final, Djokovic made it an all