Following his 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 win over Casper Ruud at the ATP Finals on Monday, Novak Djokovic has drawn level in a statistic with former tennis pro Ivan Lendl.

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World number one Djokovic is making his 14th event appearance at the ATP Finals in Turin this week, where he took on the Norwegian debutant in his opening group match.

The victory over Ruud leaves Djokovic with 39 career wins at the tour ATP Finals, bringing him joint-second all-time alongside Lendl.

Lendl, who won eight Grand Slam titles in his career, accumulated his 39 wins across 12 consecutive event appearances from 1980 to 1991. Lendl won the title in 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986 and 1987.

Six-time ATP Finals champion Roger Federer still leads the pile with 59 match wins.

Djokovic has won the ATP Finals five times.

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