Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has admitted that he very much focused on securing the year-end No. 1 ranking. Djokovic, 34, is tied with Pete Sampras for the most year-end finishes in tennis history. If Djokovic finishes this season as the world No.
1, he will do it for the record seventh time. There are several options of how Djokovic could finish as the year-end No. 1 and he could secure it this week. If Djokovic wins the Paris Masters, he will secure the year-end No.
1 ranking. Daniil Medvedev has been ranked at No. 2 since March but Djokovic has managed to prevent the Russian from climbing to the No. 1 spot. "The year-end No. 1 is on the line between Medvedev and myself, and I'm in a pretty good position,” Djokovic said.
“That's obviously the goal for the end of the season other than trying to do well in the Davis Cup with the national team. So hopefully I can have a strong finish of the season and clinch that year-end No. 1.
Djokovic happy to be back to action
After losing the US Open final, Djokovic took an extensive break.
After being out for nearly two months, Djokovic is set to return to action at the Paris Masters. "I’m pleased to be back. I have been training really well [the] past couple of weeks. And I have had plenty of success in Paris-Bercy over the years, so that gives me enough reason to believe that I can do well, and I can go far in the tournament,” Djokovic said.
“But having said that, the lack of match play could be dangerous, so I have to really make sure that I start off my first match very well with a good intensity and build my form as that match passes on and hopefully get a win and get myself more comfortable on this court and just getting that match play in”.