Novak clinched his record-extending eighth year-end no.1 finish when he defeated eighth seed Holger Rune 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in his opening match at the Nitto ATP Finals.
Novak began his quest for a record-equalling sixth Nitto ATP Finals title with a straight sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. The seventh seed dictated the contest perfectly to clinch his ninth consecutive win over the Greek 6-4, 7-6 (4). The match lasted one hour and 37 minutes.
Novak got his Turin season finale campaign off to a good start against Casper Ruud, with a 7:6, 6:2 victory in his opening round-robin match on Monday. The Serbian star moved to 1-0 in Green Group, as well as Andrey Rublev (RUS, 5) who outplayed Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 4).
Novak started his Nitto ATP Finals run with a 6-3, 6-2 win over eighth seed Diego Schwartzman. The world no.1 beat the Argentine season finale debutant in 78 minutes to move to 1-0 in Group Tokyo 1970.
The world no.1 moved to 1-0 in Group Guga Kuerten after beating no.8 seed John Isner 6-4, 6-3 at the Nitto ATP Finals on Monday. It was a masterful performance from Djokovic who hit 21 winners and had just six unforced errors