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Novak Djokovic broke Roger Federer’s record for number of ATP World Tour finals wins, defeating David Goffin Saturday night in London to claim his seventh season-ending honor.
Now with 31, Djokovic is the all-time leader among winners in the Grand Slams’ premier event.
“I feel great to become number one in the world again,” Djokovic told the crowd after the match. “It took a lot of hard work. I’m proud of that and very grateful for the support of my fans this year. I hope you guys appreciate them.”
Federer suffered a shock 6-4, 7-6 (6) loss to world No. 2 Alexander Zverev in the semifinals, marking the first time the longtime rivals have failed to make the final since 2010. Djokovic, who entered the tournament 17-time Grand Slam champion, dominated Goffin in the back-and-forth match, not dropping a game in the opening set. Djokovic earned the right to play Nadal in Sunday’s championship match.
The 28-year-old Djokovic is now bidding for his 11th Grand Slam singles title, something he has not done since capturing the 2016 French Open after a four-month absence due to elbow injuries.