Novak Djokovic has arrived in Turin and is ready to chase the record books at this year’s Nitto ATP Finals.
The Serbian star, who trained on Thursday at the Pala Alpitour, headlines the Green Group at the Pala Alpitour. He will compete against home favourite Jannik Sinner, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune at the season finale.
There is a lot at stake for Djokovic, who is currently tied with Roger Federer for the most titles in tournament history with six. One more and the 36-year-old would stand alone with the most trophies in event history.
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Djokovic is also close to securing his record-extending eighth ATP Year-End No. 1 presented by Pepperstone honour. Two years ago he broke a tie with Pete Sampras (6) for the most year-end No. 1 finishes in history.
Should he accomplish the feat again this year, the week after the Nitto ATP Finals Djokovic would become the first player in Pepperstone ATP Rankings history to reach 400 weeks at World No. 1. The only other man to hit the 300-weeks mark is Federer (310).
Djokovic is trying to win his 98th tour-level title, which would bring him to within two triumphs of joining Jimmy Connors (109) and Federer (103) as the only players on record to earn 100 tour-level crowns.
The World No. 1 begins his 2023 Nitto ATP Finals campaign on Sunday evening against Holger Rune in a rematch of their recent Rolex Paris Masters quarter-final.