Novak Djokovic Reacts After Creating History at Rolex Paris Masters 2021

Published 11/07/2021, 7:53 AM EST
Sep 10, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) on day twelve of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently defeated Hubert Hurkacz in the semi-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. The Serbian legend made an incredible comeback and won the match despite losing the first set. The final scoreline of the match was 3-6, 6-0, 7(7)-6(5).

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With this win, Novak Djokovic made history. He will now be ending yet another year as the World No.1 player and this will be the 7th time that he will be doing so. Before him, it was American legend, Pete Sampras, who held the record for ending the year as the World No.1 on the most number of occasions. (6)

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“Means the world to me”- Novak Djokovic

In the post-match interview after battling past Hurkacz, Djokovic opened up about his recent milestone. He revealed that it means the world to him and it was one of his biggest goals when he began playing tennis at the start of the season.

“It means the world to me. I am thrilled and overwhelmed with wonderful emotions. This was the goal for the end of the season and my biggest motivation this week,” said Djokovic in the interview.

Djoker highlighted that the record was one of the biggest motivation for him before the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. He looked really cheerful and excited even in the post-match interview and emphasized that he is thrilled and overwhelmed.

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Djokovic reveals that he worked really hard to achieve the astonishing feat

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In the same interview, Djokovic stated that only he knows how much effort he put to end the year as the World No.1 player. Interestingly, Nole only lost a single match at the Grand Slams this year and lifted three majors.

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: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

“I know how much dedication and work went into achieving this historic 7th time as year end No. 1,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

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Novak Djokovic will be locking horns against Daniil Medvedev in the finals of the Rolex Paris Masters 2021 today. Will he be able to take revenge of his US Open 2021 defeat and win his first Masters tournament of the year in Paris?

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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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