Djokovic beats Alcaraz to set up ATP Finals title clash with Sinner

2023-11-20T08:00:00.0000000Z

2023-11-20T08:00:00.0000000Z

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TURIN, Italy -World number one Novak Djokovic outclassed Carlos Alcaraz 6-3 6-2 on Saturday to reach his ninth ATP Finals title clash where he will face local favourite Jannik Sinner. In a rematch of this season’s Wimbledon final, the winner of an all-time record 24 men’s Grand Slam titles capitalised on the Spaniard’s inconsistency to continue his quest for a seventh trophy this year and become the most successful player in 2023. The 20-year-old Alcaraz, who also has won six titles this season, missed out on becoming the youngest finalist in the season-ending tournament since Pete Sampras in 1991. The world number two squandered double chances to break in the Serb’s first service game before Djokovic rebounded by winning four straight points to avoid an early deficit. Alcaraz piled on the pressure early in the match and had more winners, 11 to Djokovic’s five, but unforced errors led him to drop his serve before the top seed secured the first set.

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