The world's number one, Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win the Madrid Open for a third time.

The 31-year-old Serbian crossed 6-3 6-4 in an hour 32 minutes to earn a record-like 33. Masters 1000 title – the same as Rafael Nadal who crashed in the last four.

It was Djokovic's 74th Tour title.

"This is a very important gain for me, especially for my trust," Djokovic told Sky Sports.

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"I didn't play my best tennis after the Australian Open, so I was trying to regain momentum. I played some of my best tennis here."

On his opponent he added: "I had to step up, Stefanos is very talented. He beat Rafa yesterday, he had a late night, and he was not so dynamic in his movement, and it was probably due to his long struggle. "

Tsitsipas, who saved three match points, said about Djokovic: "It inspires what you do, simply amazing. You deserve it.

"You had a good week. It was also a great one for me, with good memories and good crowd."

If Djokovic continues to win the French Open next month, he will hold all four Grand Slam titles.

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