The win gives Djokovic a 3-2 head-to-head advantage over Alcaraz and puts him on the verge of adding to his recent record of eight career year-end world number one rankings.
Djokovic defeated Alcaraz 3-1 (6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1) in the quarterfinals of this year’s French Open (Roland Garros) to win the title, but had to settle for runner-up honors in the Wimbledon final, losing to Alcaraz 2-3 (6-1, 6-7<6-8>, 1-6, 6-3, 4-6). In the Cincinnati Open final, Djokovic won 2-1 (5-7, 7-6<9-7>, 7-6<7-4>).
Djokovic has been in top form at the age of 36 this year, winning the Australian, French and U.S. Opens to extend his all-time Grand Slam men’s singles record to 24 titles.
Earlier in the day, World No. 4 Yannick Cigner (22-Italy), ranked No. 1 in the Green Group (3 wins), defeated No. 3 Danil Medvedev (27-Russia), ranked No. 2 in the Red Group (2-1), 2-1 (6-3, 6-7<4-7>, 6-1) to reach the final.레모나토토
Djokovic and Thiem will play for the title at 3 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Their head-to-head record is 3-1 in Djokovic’s favor.
However, this final could be unpredictable, as Thiem defeated Djokovic 2-1 (7-5, 6-7<5-7>, 7-6<7-2>) in the second round of the tournament’s Green Group after a three-hour, nine-minute battle.
The ATP Finals is the crowning glory of the season, featuring the top eight men’s singles players in the world rankings, divided into two groups for a group stage, followed by a quarterfinal tournament and a final to crown a champion.