Novak Djokovic Claims Yet Another Majestic Roger Federer Record Following Rolex Paris Masters 2021 Win

Published 11/03/2021, 1:28 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net following victory in his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic collected his first ATP singles win following the US Open 2021 final loss. He defeated Marton Fuscovics in the second round of Rolex Paris Masters 2021 in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Consequently, he also made an all-time record with this win, surpassing Roger Federer in the number of match-wins as ATP World No.1.

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Notably, because of his dominance in the last decade, Djokovic’s every single win makes or breaks a record. However, crossing Federer in most wins as World No.1 is indeed an outstanding record. As a result, he is now the all-time most successful numero-uno in men’s tennis.

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Novak Djokovic passes Roger Federer in another sensational record

Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic crossed Roger Federer‘s most number of weeks spent as World No.1 record. Moreover, he is now more determined than ever to create history on the ATP Tour.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia embrace at the net after their singles match during Day Five of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Chiefly, the 34-year-old Serb collected his 418th win as World No.1 over Marton Fuscovics in Bercy, Paris. With that, he crossed Roger Federer’s 417 wins being on the top of the ATP Rankings.

In this race, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal is far behind Djokovic and Federer. So far, he has collected only 250 wins as World No.1.

Interestingly, even three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray made it into this list. He stands far down with 30 wins.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Andy Murray of Great Britain, Novak Djokovic of Siberia, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain attend a ceremony for Carlos Moya’s retirement during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Djokovic is looking forward to making many records at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. Hence, it is fair to say that missing out on the Calendar Grand Slam at US Open did not slow him down.

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Djokovic aims to clinch year-end World No.1 spot in Paris

For a record-equalling six times, Djokovic has completed a season as the year-end World No.1. He currently shares the record with American tennis legend Pete Sampras.

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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

Most significantly, if the Serb wins the Rolex Paris Masters 2021 title, he will confirm his spot as the year-end World No.1. But to become a record holder in this category, Djokovic will have to cross many top talents competing in Paris.

Therefore, a lot of history is again on the line for the Serbian ace on the ATP Tour. The only question is: Will he go through this time? Or will someone cause him a second big upset in Paris?

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As per the draw, Djokovic will next play the winner between Gael Monfils and Adrian Mannarino. Will he again become the year-end World No.1 this year?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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