Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Astana Open final to win his 90th career ATP title, 6-0, 7-5 (10/8)
Novak Djokovic made his first French Open semi-final since 2015
Novak Djokovic extended his win streak on the ATP Tour to 15 matches on Saturday, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) in the Astana Open final.
Djokovic closed out his final tuneup for the year on Saturday with a first-ever singles title in the Astana Open. The Serb, who hasn’t won a grand slam singles title since 2013, closed out his 15th match at the event with a straight-sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Djokovic lost his first match at the Paris Masters in May on the way to his second loss in four days.
“It was really tough the first time I played him, because he was on fire,” Djokovic said. “He came into the tournament with his record, and I just wanted to get it done.
“I felt the game was better than the way I played. I got more confident, the big match. He’s a very strong player. He played a really strong level. My game felt better than it actually was. It was more than I expected, so I’m pretty happy with that.”
It was Djokovic’s third singles final in nine visits to the French city. Djokovic has never made it past the semifinals. He reached the quarterfinals in 2006 at Roland Garros.
“I know it’s a big achievement for myself, so I can’t be more happy,” said Djokovic, who will try to become the sixth man in history to sweep all four grand slam singles titles.
It was Tsitsipas’ first win at the final stage of a tournament on the ATP Tour. His career-best run saw him make the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in October, before going out in