Djokovic Presented Year-End No. 1 Trophy At Nitto ATP Finals
This is the seventh time the Serbian has earned the honour, passing Pete Sampras for the most year-end No. 1 finishes in the history of the FedEx ATP Rankings (since 1973). Djokovic has also achieved the feat in 2011-12, ’14-15, ’18 and ’20.
"It feels amazing and it feels even better when you win a match and then get your hands on the trophy that I have been blessed to lift seven times. [I have won] one more than Pete Sampras, who was my childhood hero. He was the one that got me into tennis. He was also an inspiration to me and I dreamt of being a Wimbledon champion and World No. 1 like he was," Djokovic said. "Fast forwarding to today, it is quite amazing to be in this position. I am very grateful. It is something I am very much appreciating and not taking for granted."
Djokovic is pursuing a record-tying sixth Nitto ATP Finals trophy this week, which would level him with Roger Federer for most victories at the season finale. The top seed last triumphed at the year-end championships in 2015 at The O2 in London.