Novak Djokovic qualifies for ATP finals after Astana Open triumph
Novak Djokovic has qualified for the ATP Finals after he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Astana Open on Sunday.
Despite being 10th on this season’s ranking list, Djokovic’s Wimbledon title earlier this year meant he only needed to be in the top 20 of this year’s rankings to ensure a place at the season-ending event in Turin.
His back-to-back titles in Tel Aviv and Astana have meant he has now won 90 ATP events in his career which puts him 19 behind Jimmy Connors, who has the most.
It is the 15th time the Serbian has made the ATP Finals, which is the joint-fourth most in history, behind only Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Connors.
Victory in Turin, which takes place from November 13 to November 20, would see Djokovic equal Federer’s record of six ATP Finals titles.
Djokovic is the fifth player to confirm a place in the ATP Finals with Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud and Tsitsipas having already qualified.
It means there are just three more spots available with Daniil Medvedev set to take one of those places, if he is not seriously injured after he made a shock retirement in his semi-final against Djokovic in Astana on Saturday.