Novak Djokovic continued his fantastic form at the ATP 500 tournament in Astana and lifted the jubilee title #90 of his career.
In the final, the Serbian won his seventh consecutive victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas – 6:3, 6:4 in an hour and 16 minutes, after achieving one break in both sets.
It is Nole’s fourth title this season, including the Masters in Rome, Wimbledon and the one in Tel Aviv a week ago. In doing so, the world No. 7 won titles in all four categories. He also qualified for the final Masters in Turin in November, which will be his 15th appearance.
In today’s final, Djokovic made just seven unforced errors, while Tsitsipas was visibly more troubled and had 25. Greece’s top player continues to fail to find form against his more famous opponent, with just two wins in ten the match.
Tsitsipas remains with nine titles in his career, but none of them are of the ATP 500 category. It was his 14th final loss in total, but his season remains successful with trophies at the Monte Carlo Masters and the grass-court tournament in Majorca.
Djokovic still has a long way to go if he wants to match Rafael Nadal’s 103 titles and Roger Federer’s 111, but he appears to have plenty of time to chase the records. Especially in this form.
On the way to his title in Astana, Nole also defeated Christian Garin, Botik van de Zandshulp, Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev after the latter was tied at 1:1.
Thus, the Serbian is in a streak of 18 consecutive victories, if we exclude the demonstrative tournament for the “Laver” Cup. However, it will remain in seventh place in the rankings, at least for now. Tsitsipas climbs one position past Alexander Zverev and will be fifth from Monday.