1. Novak Djokovic wins his record 6th ATP finals title
The Serbian Novak Djokovic won his sixth ATP finals title at Turin, Italy by defeating the Norwegian player Casper Rudd in the finals played on 20 November 2022. The ATP finals marks the end of the ATP calendar for the year 2022.
With this win Djokovic equalled the record of Swiss great Roger Federer of 6th ATP finals titles. The 21Grand Slam title winner also became the oldest champion of the ATP finals at the age of 35 Years.
Men’s Doubles title
Rajeev Ram (United States) and Joe Salisbury (British) defeated the Tokyo Olympics 2020 champion’s Croatian pair of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain ended the season as the youngest ranked ATP no.1 player.
ATP finals is the season ending men’s Tennis tournament which was played in a hard court in Turin from 13-20 November 2022.
This was the 53rd edition of the singles and 48th edition of the Doubles title.
Top ranked players on the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) ranking are invited to play in the event.
2. Tennis great Roger Federer to retire from professional Tennis
Roger Federer of Switzerland, regarded as one of the greatest male tennis players, has announced his retirement from professional tennis on 15 September 2022.
He said that the Laver cup to be held in London, England next week will be his last professional tournament.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The 41 year old has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles in his career spanning over 24 years. He has won seven Wimbledon titles, five U.S. Open titles, six Australian Open titles and a single French Open in 2009.
- He also holds the record for 237 consecutive weeks as world number one player on the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) ranking.