“Huge,” was Djokovic’s succinct assessment during his on-court interview. “I look forward to having a couple of weeks off because I was really kind of on the needles in the entire year, whether it was for tournaments or waiting for permissions to go somewhere. So, I'm really glad that I managed to ended in a positive way.”
The new world No.5 last lifted the ATP Finals silverware in 2015 and this Turin title tilt equalled Roger Federer’s six season-ending triumphs.
Since his maiden ATP Finals glory in Shanghai in 2008, Djokovic has gone onto collect four more in London and now Turin. The longevity spans over three decades, he’s seeing a plethora of youngsters pitch up, but the desire to re-write history continues to blaze.
“I don't know what the future holds, but I know that what I hold in my mind is a huge hunger still to win trophies,” declared Djokovic.
“To make history in this sport, compete on the highest level all around the world, bring good emotions to sports fans, tennis fans. That's what drives me a lot.
“I have a lot of different motivational factors, and I don't lack any motivation for the moment. Of course, we all have bad days or bad weeks. But generally the feeling is still there.”