During the year Djokovic won the ATP Cup in January before picking up a record-extending eight Australian Open Grand Slam in Melbourne. He also won the Cincinnati Masters and a record 36th ATP Masters title in Rome.
Novak Djokovic has sealed the year-end men’s world number one tennis ranking for the sixth time to go level with childhood hero Pete Sampras after closest rival Rafael Nadal opted against playing in the ATP Tour event in Sofia next week.
Spain’s 20-time Grand Slam champion Nadal, ranked second, was the only player who had a chance to stop the Serbian from finishing as the top-ranked player in 2020.
The 33-year-old Djokovic, the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, has mentioned that Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks as No. 1 remains his target and he will have a chance to move past the Swiss on March 8 if he can hold on to his top spot.
ATP Top 10
1. (1) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 11.830
2. (2) Rafael Nadal (Spain) 9.850
3. (3) Dominic Thiem (Austria) 9.125
4. (5) Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 6.970
5. (4) Roger Federer (Swiss) 6.630
6. (6) Stefanos Cicipas (Greece) 5.925
7. (7) Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5.525
8. (8) Andrey Rublev (Russia) 3.319
9. (9) Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 3.455
10. (10) Matteo Berrettini (Italy) 3.075