Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, ranked World No 1, took an hour and 32 minutes to defeat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Madrid Open final.

With this victory, Djokovic claimed his third title and 33rd ATP Masters 1000 crown – tying the record set by Spanish player Rafael Nadal.

“These are the best tournaments, biggest tournaments we have in our sport, in the ATP, of course alongside the Grand Slams,” Djokovic told Efe news following his third success at the clay court event. “This is as important and as good as it gets.”

The 31-year-old player won the Australian Open earlier this year and.

Tsitsipas, 20, seemed tired following his semis victory over Nadal, a three-set match that he won after two hours and 33 minutes of play on Saturday. He also played in doubles at the Madrid Open.