Novak Djokovic Makes Honest Admission on ‘Breaking Records’ After Clinching Paris Masters 2021

Published 11/08/2021, 9:00 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 5, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently emerged as the champion of the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. The Serbian legend made an incredible comeback against Daniil Medvedev and defeated him in three sets in the finals. The final scoreline of the match was 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

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Interestingly, it is the sixth Rolex Paris Masters title for Novak Djokovic in his career. Moreoever, with this win over Medvedev, he also took revenge of his US Open 2021 finals defeat.

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Novak Djokovic admits that his mission is to break all the records on ATP Tour

With his Rolex Paris Masters win, Djokovic achieved a huge milestone. He won his 37th Masters title on the ATP Tour and has now gone one ahead of his arch-rival, Rafael Nadal, in the tally.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

In the post-match press conference, Djokovic accepted that history of the sport has always motivated him. He stated that whenever he plays on tour, he tries to break all the existing records.

“Throughout my career, I have always been honest enough to say that the history of our sport is too big a motivation. It is an objective, yes, to prove that I can break all the records with all the results that I can obtain on the tour professionally,” said Djokovic in the press conference.

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Djoker is crystal clear about his priorities

In the same press conference, Djokovic highlighted that he loves breaking records and is looking forward to see his name on the top. Additionally, he also mentioned that his priority has always been to succeed at majors because they fetch the players with the highest number of ATP points.

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Meanwhile, the Serbian legend had also made an IG post when he had surpassed Pete Sampras for 7th time as the year end world #1.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds the trophy and celebrates winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

“So, yes, I love breaking records. I’m very motivated to carry on. My priority is the Grand Slams and Masters 1000 where you can gain the largest number of points. This is an added benefit of our sport,” added the World No.1 player.

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After his successful Rolex Paris Masters 2021 campaign, Novak Djokovic will now advance to the ATP Finals 2021. Will he be able to conquer Turin this year and end his 2021 season on a high?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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