I did not expect to become world No. 1 now, admits Novak Djokovic


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I did not expect to become world No. 1 now, admits Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic admitted that becoming world number one again this year was something very difficult to predict. 'I am very proud', Djokovic admitted. 'It is extra special this year because of the whole journey I've been through, particularly the last eight, 10 months.

After February's elbow surgery, it looked quite improbable that I would be in this position as the year-end No. 1.' The Serb went furthermore in detail adding: 'I was far from ready to compete. But there was always part of me that believed I could make it back.

I never thought it was impossible. I just thought at the time it might take more time than I wish it to be. It turned out to be a perfect five months of the year with two Grand Slam titles.' Djokovic feels extremely motivated ahead of the ATP Finals in London.

The Serbian player looks to equal Roger Federer's six titles record. 'The tournament is the pinnacle of the season", said Djokovic. "I understand that it is extra special this year due to the whole process this season.

After February’s elbow surgery it looked quite doubtful to be in this position, finishing the year at World No. 1. But I never thought it was impossible. The last five months turned out to be perfect. Unfortunately, Nadal had to withdraw from all of the tournaments since the US Open.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title