Novak Djokovic has been having what can be called a golden year, with various records coming to his ways. Additionally, the Serbian already has got many records to his name that will be tough to beat in the coming time.
Currently, the world number one, Djokovic claimed the first ranking for the year-end for the sixth time in his tennis career. With this, he equalled his idol’s, Pete Sampras record.
Additionally, Djokovic also became the oldest player to end the year as world number one. Besides, the 33-year-old has held the first position during the year-end for the sixth time in the last ten years.
2020 has been a fantastic year for the player from Serbia as he managed to win four titles. Moreover, these titles include a Grand Slam win as well early in the year at Melbourne. Besides, he also won two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.
“I Will Keep Striving To Be A Better Player”: Novak Djokovic
Djokovic shared how he always used to look up to Sampras during his childhood days. Djokovic added, “I will keep striving to be a better player.” Moreover, Djokovic has also affirmed that he is not going to stop anytime soon. And Serb would like to break more and more records in the sport he loves.
Many influential people from tennis also acknowledged Djokovic’s achievement of ending the year as world number one. The ATP Chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi, said that finishing the year as the best player is one of the most impressive achievements. And he added, “Djokovic continues to cement his place in the history books.”
Moreover, this also shows the dominance of the big three in men tennis. It was in 2003 that anyone other than the big three was the best player in the world during the year-end. Both Nadal and Federer achieved this feat five times.
Now Djokovic after confirming his position at the top will play in London. And he would love to add another title to his name.