2 All-Time Records Novak Djokovic Is Chasing at Rolex Paris Masters 2021

Published 10/29/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks to the crowd after winning a game in the first set against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been rewriting the history books this season. Unfortunately, the Serb missed out on the historic Calendar Slam in September with his loss in the US Open final. But, as we approach the end of the season, he has a chance of doing something that no player has ever managed. 

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If things go according to plan and Novak Djokovic wins the Paris title, he will secure the year-end ranking as the World No. 1 player for a record 7th time. At the moment, he is tied with former player and legend, Pete Sampras on six. 

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Besides, if he wins the title, he will overtake Rafael Nadal as they both are tied on 36 Masters 1000 titles. The Spaniard tied with him earlier in the season, when he beat the Serb in the Masters final in Rome. 

Novak Djokovic is en route to create history 

These two incredible feats are awaiting Djokovic if he manages to go on and win the title. However, things are not going to be easy for him as he will be facing some of the biggest names in the game. The biggest challenge for him would be to overcome the Russian powerhouse, who is challenging him for the top spot in rankings. 

Both Djokovic and Medvedev were involved in two important matches this season. Djokovic won the first match in Melbourne, which helped him win his 9th Australian Open title. 

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Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) congratulates Daniil Medvedev of Russia (R) after their match in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

However, the tables turned when Medvedev faced him in the US Open final in New York. He became the only player to beat the Serb in a Grand Slam match this season. 

Coming on to Novak, after losing at the US Open final this season, he was seen yesterday at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. He even bumped into Daniil and the latter posted a picture of both of them.

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Nonetheless, there is history at stake when the Rolex Paris Masters 2021 begins on the 1st of November and will end on the 7th of November. It will be interesting to see who emerges on top. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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