“I will be able to be more,” said Novak Djokovic.

Five-time ATP Finals champion Novak Djokovic will take the court in the premier ATP tournament for the fifteenth time in the previous sixteen years. The Wimbledon champion secured a spot in the top-20 after winning back-to-back championships in the last two weeks, adding 750 points to his total.

Despite being ranked 10th in the ATP standings, Djokovic has achieved enough to qualify for Turin as a Major champion. In November, Novak will compete for the first year-end trophy since 2015 and attempt to match Roger Federer‘s record of six ATP Finals victories.

Djokovic joined Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Jimmy Connors as the only other players with 15 ATP Finals appearances. Before winning the championship the following year, Novak lost all three of his matches in his 2007 ATP Finals debut.

2012 saw Djokovic emerge as a tyrannical figure after winning four straight wins and seems destined to surpass Roger Federer‘s record of six. Instead, Novak suffered two defeats against Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev in the ATP premium tournament during the previous two years.

The Serbian is 33-6 in 2022 and saves the season by winning a seventh Wimbledon title after skipping the Australian Open and US Open. After a terrifying ten-day visa ordeal, Novak missed the Australian Open. Djokovic lost his opening matches in Dubai and Monte Carlo in the next months before falling to Andrey Rublev in the Belgrade final.

Building on his recent success, Djokovic advanced to win a 38th Masters 1000 title in Rome after a thrilling semifinal loss to Carlos Alcaraz at the Madrid Masters.

Djokovic is willing

Given that he already has a Grand Slam victory this year (at Wimbledon in July), Novak Djokovic simply needed to place in the top 20 to qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin.

The Serb is assured of remaining in the top 20 positions in the world before the Masters after to his two victories over Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. He won consecutive titles in Tel Aviv and Nur-Sultan. He expressed his joy after getting his ticket during a news conference.

“Clearly, getting into the Masters was the main objective. Now that it’s finished, I can relax more before my upcoming events. The season will come to a close with events in Turin (November 13–20, editor’s note) and Paris (October 29–November 6, editor’s note). After that, we’ll get ready for the next.