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Djokovic Wins Sixth ATP Tour Finals

By Scoop Malinowski

Novak Djokovic made mincemeat of Casper Ruud – and every deep state asset who tried to assassinate his character and career in 2022. Djokovic’s ace down he tee on his first match point finished Ruud most efficiently 75 63 – and this masterpiece triumph executed poetic justice on the forces which orchestrated what has been a turbulent, controversial, dramatic, beautiful and at times ugly year in pro tennis.

Six-time World Tour Finals king Djokovic won all five of his matches this week in Turin and will now take home $4,740,300 in prize money (not counting Italian taxes), which is officially now the largest pay-out in tennis history.

Ruud was all class in defeat: “Congratulations to Novak and all of your team. I really can’t even imagine how difficult this year has been for you at times so hats off to you for what you have overcome and achieved this year its been nothing short of remarkable.” Ruud is a most worthy potential successor to the ATP throne.

The 21-time Grand Slam champ surpassed $160 million in career prize money after his first round robin match, now he’s closing in on $170m. Djokovic has further distanced himself from Nadal and Federer as the all time pro tennis money earner.

The victor said after: “I would like to thank my family and my team for being not just here with me today but throughout my career. I want to thank you for going through some tough times with me particularly this year and believing in me and giving me the strength and support and a shoulder to lean on but also cry on. It’s been such a rollercoaster year, something I’ve never experienced in my life – only we really know what we’ve been through so I wanted to say how much I appreciate you. This trophy is as much yours as it’s mine.”

Novak Djokovic overcame more adversity, obstacles, negativity, media attacks and political attacks than, in my opinion, any sportsman or sportswoman in history in 2022. He is the ultimate world champion and people’s champion. No champion ever personified the word champion better.

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6 comments

  • Steve · November 21, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Is Goran on salary or does he get a cut of the 4.7 million booty?

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 21, 2022 at 8:16 am

    No idea about those details, he could get a salary, or paid by tournament (Annacone was by Federer), could get a bonus, this is private. I did hear that Lundgren and Cahill were set to get $1m bonuses for their player getting to no. 1 but both were dismissed shortly before their players became no. 1. Rios just had a one year contract to coach Juncheng Shang but the family ended up firing Rios in less than two weeks over a dispute. Tursunov just tried to get a 2.5 year contract to coach Emma Raducanu but was turned down. I was told Agassi coached Djokovic for no money. Coaching deals can vary.

  • Steve · November 21, 2022 at 11:58 am

    I heard Lendl commands the most $$$ for his coaching services and that Berdych tried to work with him but in the end decided he couldn’t afford it.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 21, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Berdych could afford Lendl. Also there are situations where name coaches pay the elite player to APPEAR as their coach, for business promotional purposes, like academies, exposure. I was surprised to learn this but it’s a fact, former ATP players have told me this, for a fact.

  • Steve · November 22, 2022 at 8:42 am

    No discount for his fellow Czech. LOL

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 22, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    The truth is never told, it has to be learned… maybe the truth is another reason, like poor chemistry? Or Lendl just didn’t believe in Berdych as a player to go any higher?

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