Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Astana Open final to win his 90th career ATP title
Novak Djokovic’s victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas was a defining moment in his career
Novak Djokovic’s victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas was a defining moment in his career.
When you watch the ATP Tour on TV it is as though you’re watching a game show — all the questions and answers are pre-determined. There are four categories: singles, doubles, mixed and women’s. The tennis gods know what’s best but they are not bound by logic or rules and so it works out perfectly every time.
We’re only about a fortnight into the 2019 ATP season and we’ve already seen some of the most impressive performances on the court. The list is not short, yet only one men’s and one women’s player is on the verge of earning a hundred wins for the first time this year. All have done so on the back of a major victory and a new career record.
However, in the absence of the top four players, it’s fair to say that we have seen some of the greatest talents in tennis. Some of them have been battling it out for weeks but somehow still managed to play in four Grand Slam finals over the course of the season. Others have won their way into the top 100 rankings points list. But of all the great talents on the court this week, Novak Djokovic is still at the top, winning his 90th career ATP Tour singles title against Stefano Tissapas in the Astana Open final. Not to be forgotten are Novak’s doubles titles with his brother, Jorgen, as well as his amazing career record with Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic has already claimed the ATP singles Championship and now he is looking to take the doubles title for a second year in a row
The 29 year-old will be hoping to secure his and his brother’s second consecutive doubles titles. It will be a significant achievement since Andre Agassi and Jim Courier were the first men to hold their doubles titles for nine years (1987 to 1992) and the last two years (2006 to 2007).