Novak Djokovic clinches 90th career title

Novak Djokovic clinched the 90th career title as he won the Astana Open on Sunday

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Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win Astana Open

Novak Djokovic clinched his 90th career title as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final of ATP 500 Astana Open on Sunday.

It was the ninth consecutive match victory for the fourth seed, who won the title a week ago in Tel Aviv.

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It was the fourth title of 2022 for Djokovic.

When the on-court interviewer observed that Djokovic probably never dreamed of 90 ATP Tour titles, Djokovic shook his head.

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“I dared to dream, actually,” said Djokovic, who needed only 75 minutes to win the final.

“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.”

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Djokovic admitted he returned to tennis hungrier after spending three months away from tennis since winning Wimbledon.

“I could not ask for a better re-start of the season,” he said.

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“I’m super-pumped and motivated to end the season as well as I have done these past couple of weeks.”

For the third-seeded Greek Tsitsipas, it was the ninth time he played in an ATP 500 final – and the ninth time he came up empty.

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