“Amazing To Surpass My Childhood Hero”: Novak Djokovic Expresses Gratitude After Making History

Published 11/08/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Sep 10, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning a break point against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the fifth set on day twelve of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


There has been no player as dominant as Novak Djokovic has been this season. The manner in which the Serbian ace has gone about things this year, one can only expect more fireworks from him in the future. 

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As the tennis season is gradually coming to an end, Novak Djokovic yet continues to break the records. After securing his place in the final of the Rolex Paris Masters 2o21, the Serb has ended the year as the World No. 1 player for a record 7th time. He was earlier tied with former great Pete Sampras on six year-end finished as the top-ranked player. 

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Djokovic was grateful and proud of his recent accomplishment and stated, “Amazing feeling to surpass my childhood hero Pete Sampras for 7th time as a Year-End #1. I am grateful and blessed to be in this unique situation. All my family, team, and all the people that were with me on this wonderful journey are part of this success. Teamwork makes the dream work.”

 
 
 
 
 
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Novak Djokovic has done what no other man has been able to 

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Novak thanked his team and all the people who have been part of this memorable journey over the years. He overtook his idol Sampras and was feeling grateful for yet another feat this season. He is yet feeling surreal about the whole thing. 

The 34-year-old added, “It’s difficult to comprehend the magnitude of historical achievements while still being an active player, but certainly, there is great gratitude and appreciation to God and all the dear people that have shared their love and support in order for me to be here, thank you!” 

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia speaks to the crowd during the trophy presentation ceremony after his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) 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: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

At the moment, Djokovic has booked a place in the final of the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. He will be up against a familiar opponent this season, Daniil Medvedev. It promises to be an exciting contest and will be interesting to see who emerges on top of this battle. 

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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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