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Jannik Sinner Ends Novak Djokovic’s 19-Match Win Streak at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic entered this year’s ATP Finals as one of the favorites for the title, but he’s off to a rocky start. The world no. 1 suffered a shocking defeat to the Italian player Jannik Sinner, who single-handedly ended his 19-match winning streak. Djokovic entered his match as a clear favorite, but the first set made it clear he’ll have to put up quite a fight to come out victorious. Sinner defeated him 7-5 in the first set, but Djokovic managed to make a comeback in the second, after a dramatic tie-break. The third set resulted in another tie-break, but the luck was on Sinner’s side this time around. He scored a 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-2) win against Djokovic after three hours and nine minutes on the court, ending his 19-match winning streak in the process. Djokovic acknowledged the fact that Sinner played better tennis during their latest face-off and said his victory was well-deserved. “He deserved to win because, in important moments, I wasn’t aggressive enough, I wasn’t decisive enough. I gave him the opportunity to take control over the points. You have to just congratulate him. He just played a fantastic match,” he explained. Since the ATP Finals has a group format, Djokovic hasn’t been eliminated just yet, and he’ll get the chance to redeem himself in the match with Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.