Novak Djokovic has become the first tennis player to reach the final of the ATP Finals in Turin. The 35-year-old Serbian, world number 8, was too strong for American Taylor Fritz in the semi-finals: 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6). Fritz lost a 5-3 lead in the second set.

Djokovic has already won the final tournament of the season five times: in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Last year, the then world number 1 had to beat Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals, who then also won the final battle. . The German defending champion is now missing in Turin due to injuries.

Djokovic, who dropped to eighth in the world rankings, won all of his group stage matches and will contest the title on Sunday with the winner of the semi-final between Norway’s Casper Ruud and Russia’s Andrej Rublev.

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