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Djokovic Equals Sampras’ Record: 6 Years as Number 1 in the World

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After the publication of the ATP Sofia scoreboard, Novak Djokovic is sure to finish 2020 at the top of the ranking.

Novak Djokovic will finish 2020 as number 1 in the world in the ATP ranking: the certainty came after the publication of the Open board in Sofia. For the Serbian, this is the sixth season of his career. A result that allows Djokovic to match the record of another tennis legend like Peter Sampras, the American who dominated the ranking for 6 consecutive years from 1993 to 1998.

In addition to the current year, Novak Djokovic also finished at the top in 2011, 2012, 2014-15 and 2018. Nole’s record becomes even more important in light of the golden age of tennis in the last 15 years, with Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray competing for the ATP top spot since 2003. From that moment on an absolute domain of the fab four.

“I always looked to Pete when I was growing up, matching his record is a dream come true,” said Djokovic. On Monday he will start his 294th, with Roger Federer’s record in his sights. The Swiss Maestro has, in fact, been able to confirm himself number 1 for 310 weeks in total.

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