PARIS – Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic will permanently close 2021 as the global unit in the ATP rankings. He managed to do this seven times in his career, and in historical balance, he subsequently withdrew from the American Pete Sampras, who managed to do it six times.
On Saturday, the 34-year-old Serb beat Paul Hubert Hurkacz in the semi-finals of the Masters in Paris 3:6, 6:0, 7:6 (5) and it was this result that gave him a guarantee of certainty. year end unit. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has admitted returning to the court after a break of just seven weeks to set an all-time record. “This is a dream for me. Pete was an idol to me when I was young. The success you achieved is not only mine, but belongs to the whole team. I feel proud to be a global unit at the end of the year. I was also able to confirm it after a very close match,” I enjoyed, according to AFP, after the Djokovic match.
World units at the end of the calendar year:
7 times: Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021
6: Pete Sampras (USA) – 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
5: Jimmy Connors (USA) – 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
5: Roger Federer (Switzerland) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
5: Rafael Nadal (Late) – 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019