Djokovic won 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 with a performance of incredible grit and determination adding the season-ending title to his Australian Open victory and top ranking. It took him two hours and 14 minutes to win two sets in a brilliant game filled with dramatic swings. This is the second time he has won the ATP Finals, following his triumph in Shanghai four years ago.
For Djokovic, retaining the year-end top ranking felt comparable to his amazing achievements of 2011, when he won three of the four Grand Slam titles and racked up a 43-match winning streak.
Recognised for his role as a UNICEF Ambassador and his work with the Novak Djokovic Foundation, he was honoured the same night with the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian award of the year.
A great sportsman of our time characterised by outstanding charisma, mastery and artistry, Novak Djokovic’s outstanding and break-through performances embody Audemars Piguet’s philosophy, “To break the rules, you must first master them”.
In his Defining Moment video, Novak describes his incredible return against Roger Federer at the semi-final in Flushing Meadows, New York in 2011.