Djokovic wins fifth Dubai trophy and 79th career title
DUBAI: Novak Djokovic captured his 79th career title on Saturday when he won the Dubai Championships for the fifth time, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
The world number one is now on an 18-0 winning run this season, and 21-0 overall since late 2019, as he ended an eight-match win streak for his Greek opponent, champion last weekend in Marseille.
Djokovic claimed his third trophy of 2020 after helping Serbia to the ATP Cup and winning an eighth Australian Open.
It is also the seventh time that the 32-year-old has won more than 20 matches on the trot.
Tsitsipas lost his second straight final in Dubai after going down to Roger Federer a year ago. – Reuters