Australian tennis legend Rodney George Laver, who holds several records on his name at the age of 82-years-old. He was ranked as a number one player in the world from 1964 to 1970 and excellent at all the court surfaces.
While former world number one made tennis history after winning 200 singles titles, he has all-time men’s record of 10 or more titles per year for seven consecutive years from 1964 to 1970.
The most famous Laver cup and Melbourne park’s Rod Laver Arena for the proof his achievements. However, eleven times Grand Slam champion honours his fellow players Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty for one of the greatest achievements in their career.
Whereas Serbian Djokovic finishes this season as a number one in the world for the sixth time, Ashleigh Barty concludes once again in her career. Novak also was honoured by ATP a few days ago in London.
Meanwhile, the tennis legend Rod Laver took his Twitter recently for praising number one’s in the world.
Australian wrote, “Congratulations @DjokerNole and @ashbarty for finishing the year ranked No.1 in the world. I look forward to seeing you both out on court next year where I am sure more silverware awaits. Best wishes to two of the sports great champions.”
Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty in 2020
This year 2020 to be special in Novak Djokovic’s professional career. Serbian has won a Grand Slam title, two masters titles and an ATP 500 title so far. Additionally, he reached final at the French Open last month.
And while Serb is equalled Pete Sampras’s six times year-end number one record, he is now playing ATP finals intending to level Roger Federer’s record tally of six titles.
On other hand, Ashleigh Barty began the season with a singles title at the Adelaide International. Followed by, Aussie reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and Qatar Open.
WTA Tours were suspended nearly six months earlier this year due to pandemic and resumed in August. But, WTA Finals reigning decided to skip the rest of the season due to COVID-19 travel concern.