World no. 1 and the 20-time Major winner Novak Djokovic became the first player to qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin in November. The Serb claimed the 20th Major title and the third of the season at Wimbledon, leaving all the rivals behind like in Melbourne and Paris and matching Roger Federer's and Rafael Nadal's record.
With 7170 points, Novak is the clear leader of the ATP Race to Turin, collecting more points than the Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev combined, despite being third and fourth in the standings! As we already said, Novak has won all 21 matches at Majors in 2021, gathering 6000 points at three tournaments alone and securing his 14th ATP Finals appearance in the past 15 years, missing it only in 2017!
Thus, Novak became the fifth player with at least 14 ATP Finals berths following Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, hoping to play well in the first edition of this event in Turin and claim the first title since 2015.
Djokovic has won 34 out of 37 matches this year, losing in three consecutive tournaments on clay but conquering the most prestigious tournaments to enter the history books.
Novak Djokovic is the first player to secure the ATP Finals berth.
After tight wins over Denis Shapovalov and Alexander Zverev at the ATP Cup, Djokovic secured the ninth Australian Open title despite an abdominal injury in the third round.
The Serb took down Daniil Medvedev in the title clash and took a couple of months off before failing to win the title in Monte Carlo, Belgrade and Rome. Rafael Nadal stopped Djokovic in the final in the Italian capital before Novak bounced back at Roland Garros, conquering Paris for the second time following triumphs over Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Greek led two sets to love in the final, but it wasn't enough to secure the victory for him, as Djokovic dominated the remaining three sets for the 19th Major title. Heading to Wimbledon as the top favorite, Djokovic secured the sixth All England Club trophy after losing two sets in seven encounters.
Playing well above his rivals, Novak toppled Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini to emerge at the top and celebrate the 20th Major trophy and match Rafael Nadal's and Roger Federer's record.