Novak Djokovic claims his 90th career honor: Key stats
Serbian powerhouse Novak Djokovic has won the 2022 Astana Open by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Djokovic claimed the title, winning 6-3, 6-4 in straight sets. With this victory, the Serb has claimed his 90th career singles title. He had pocketed the Tel Aviv Watergen Open last week. Djoker is on a nine-match winning run, winning his 4th title in 2022. Here's more.
Key stats of the match
Both players served one ace each as Stefanos committed one double fault. Djokovic had a 87% win on the first serve. He converted two out of five break points. He won a total of 58 points.
8-2 record for Djokovic over Tsitsipas
As per ATP, for Stefanos Tsitsipas, it was the ninth time he played in an ATP 500 final. This is the ninth time he returned empty handed. Djokovic now leads their ATP head-to-head series 8-2, including seven successive wins.
Djokovic's journey in the tourney
Djokovic started the Astana Open by beating Christian Garin 6-1, 6-1. He overcame Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-1 in the second round. In the quarters, the Djoker prevailed against Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3. In the semis, Daniil Medvedev retired midway in the contest with the score reading 4-6, 7-6 for Djoker. And now, he has beaten Stefanos.
Djokovic's words after the match
Djokovic said he always dreamt of winning big titles. "I dared to dream, actually," he said. "I always hoped that I would be going to have a great career. Obviously, didn't know the amount of finals I was going to play, the amount of tournaments I was going to win, but my intention was always to reach the highest heights in our sport."