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Along with his 3-6 6-0 7-6 victory over Hubert Hurkacz within the semifinals of the Paris Masters, Djokovic strikes away from Pete Sampras, who completed the 12 months as world No. 1 six occasions between 1993 and 1998.

The 34-year-old Djokovic, who went on to defeat Daniil Medvedev 4-6 6-3 6-3 within the Paris Masters remaining on Sunday, has beforehand been topped the year-end No. 1 in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020.

“Simply proud and very completely satisfied,” was Djokovic’s response to the document.

“Clearly that was one of many greatest objectives and it is at all times one of many greatest objectives, to attempt to be No. 1 and finish the season as No. 1.”

Djokovic celebrates victory against Hurkacz at the Paris Masters.

He added: “To do it for the document seventh time and surpass my childhood idol and position mannequin, Pete, is unbelievable. Very grateful, very blessed to be on this place.”

Earlier this 12 months, Djokovic broke Roger Federer’s document of 310 mixed weeks as the lads’s world No. 1 — a feat he informed CNN was “like a crown of all of the achievements that I had in final 15 or 15 plus years of [my] skilled tennis profession.”
His victory over world No. 2 Medvedev, a repeat of this 12 months’s males’s US Open remaining when Medvedev ended Djokovic’s hopes of successful a calendar grand slam, additionally sees 20-time grand slam champion Djokovic break one other document in Paris by shifting away from Rafael Nadal along with his thirty seventh Masters 1000 title.

It was a record-extending sixth title on the Paris Masters for Djokovic.

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