The 2023 ATP finals title match between Jannik Sinner and Novak Djokovic was most-watched tennis match ever. On Sunday, November 19, over six million viewers watched the top match of one of the biggest ATP Tournaments together on RAI 1 and Sky Sports.
In the year-end tournament final, Novak Djokovic defeated home favorite Jannik Sinner to win an ATP Finals record seventh title. The Serb surpassed the record of six titles held by 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, which he previously shared.
In front of an enthusiastic Italian audience in Turin, Djokovic looked invincible as he dispatched the Italian ace in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. By doing this, he took revenge for losing in three sets to the fourth seed during this week’s round-robin match.
In Sunday’s match against Sinner, the World No. 1 demonstrated his supremacy from the outset by winning an almost flawless opening set and dropping only a few points when serving.
Djokovic began the second set by breaking Sinner in his first service game and proceeded to win with a strong sense of resolve, frightening the 22-year-old while displaying superb tennis.
More than 6,000,000 viewers (Rai 1 + Sky Sport) for #SinnerDjokovic, it was the most watched tennis match ever in Italy.
— Janniksin_Updates (@JannikSinner_Up) November 20, 2023
Novak Djokovic in 2023
At the moment ranked no.1, Novak played his last match on the 19th of November when he beat world no.4 Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-3 in the final in the Nitto ATP Finals to win his 98th career title.
During this season Djokovic has achieved a 55-6 record. Djokovic clinched 7 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, Australian Open, French Open, Cincinnati, U.S. Open, Paris and the Nitto ATP Finals. The Serbian was the runner-up in Wimbledon.
Jannik Sinner in 2023
At the moment ranked no.4 (career-high), the Italian played his last match on the 19th of November when he surrendered to world no.1 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-3 in the final in the Nitto ATP Finals (draw).
This year Sinner achieved a composed 61-15 win-loss record. Jannik clinched 4 titles in 2023 in Montpellier, Toronto, Beijing and Vienna. Sinner was the runner-up in Rotterdam, Miami and the Nitto ATP Finals.
Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner played each other 5 times. The head to head is 4-1 for Djokovic. The last time they locked horns, Novak Djokovic won 6-3 6-3 in the final in Turin (Nitto ATP Finals) on the 19th of November 2023.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.