Top seed Novak Djokovic won his 89th career title when he outplayed second seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4 in the Tel Aviv Watergen Open final on Sunday.
With the win, the Serbian star became the first man to capture a trophy on hard, clay and grass courts this season.
Nole did not drop a set all week. The 35-year-old Belgrade native broke Cilic’s serve once in each set and fended off the only break point he faced during the one hour, 34-minute encounter, to win his third tour-level crown of 2022.
Match statistics: aces (7-13), double faults (4-5), winners (21-22), unforced errors (11-20), total points won (64-51).
Novak will try to claim his fourth trophy in 2022 next week at the Astana Open.
The third edition of the former ATP 250 event takes place between October 3-10. The organizers have raised the bar, and Astana has become an ATP 500 tournament. The 21-time Major champion will make his debut in Astana as a wild card entry.
Djokovic is no.4 seed and will face world no.79 Cristian Garin (H2H 2-0) in the opening round.
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