Novak Djokovic made tennis history on Saturday as he got his place as the year-end world No. 1 for the record seventh time.
With his 3 6-0 7-6 triumph over Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals rounds of the Paris Masters, Djokovic moves clear of Pete Sampras, who completed the year as world No. 1 six times somewhere in the range of 1993 and 1998.
The 34-year-old Djokovic, who proceeded to overcome Daniil Medvedev 4 6-3 6-3 in the Paris Masters last on Sunday, has recently been delegated the year-end No. 1 in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020.
Responding to this accomplishment, the happy Djokovic, said this record was perhaps his greatest goal, ie. to be No. 1 and end the season as No. 1. He added:
“To do it for the record seventh time and surpass my childhood idol and role model, Pete, is incredible. Very grateful, very blessed to be in this position.”
Meanwhile, recently, Djokovic broke Roger Federer’s record of 310 joined weeks as the men’s reality No. 1 – an accomplishment he believes looks like a crown of the multitude of accomplishments that he had in the last 15 or 15 or more long periods of his expert tennis career.
His triumph over world No. 2 Medvedev, was additionally a rehash of this year’s men’s US Open final when Medvedev finished his expectations of winning a schedule grand slam.
The victory additionally sees the 20-time grand slam champion Djokovic break one more record in Paris by moving clear of Rafael Nadal with his 37th Masters 1000 title.
It was a record-broadening 6th title at the Paris Masters for Djokovic.