Novak Djokovic equals one record, is hungry to equal another this week



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Novak Djokovic equals one record, is hungry to equal another this week

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic received the ATP Tour No. 1 trophy for finishing the 2020 season as the no. 1 ranked player in the world for the sixth time. Djokovic, who received the trophy from Andrea Gaudenzi, the ATP CEO, equalled Pete Sampras' feat for the most number of years as the top-ranked player.

The 33-year-old looked very happy and excited while receiving the trophy. While saying, “I am very happy,” his words showed his hunger to do achieve more in the sport. His countless efforts awarded him the top rank of the ATP list.

Djokovic also said, "It’s been a strange year for all of us with a six months’ gap for all of us. We restarted the season in August, and I continued where I left off before lockdown and had a terrific run. I’m very pleased with the way things went."

One last tournament to go for Novak Djokovic in London

Djokovic also said, "I have to say a huge thank you to my team for supporting me in the hard times and trusting me. This is the crown for all achievements in the year and it’s unreal that I’ve managed to finish the year at No.

1 for the sixth time." Finally, Djokovic said, "Obviously I am super proud of it, but I have mixed emotions because of what is going on in the world. I can’t be ignorant of that, although I have achieved one of the biggest goals in the sport.

I feel for many people in the world going through hardship and my heart goes out to them." This year, Djokovic won the Australian Open for his 17th Slam title, and the Rome Open. Novak Djokovic is also aiming to equal another record this week in London.

If he wins the tournament, he will equal Roger Federer as the player with the number of ATP Finals' titles. Currently, Federer has six titles while Djokovic has five. The Serbian's last title at the year-end event came in 2015.

In 2018, he reached the final but lost to Alexander Zverev. Djokovic has made a strong start to his 2020 ATP Finals campaign though. He beat Diego Schwartzman in his first round-robin match on Monday.