How Can Novak Djokovic Clinch a Record Year-End No. 1 at Rolex Paris Masters 2021

Published 11/01/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
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


Things are heating up as the race for the top spot in the ATP Rankings gets interesting. We have current World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, hoping to secure the top spot for the 7th time in his career. In doing so, he will be the first player to achieve the feat. 

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The only player who could stop Novak Djokovic is the player who beat him at the US Open 2021, Daniil Medvedev. The Russian player was the only player to beat him in a Grand Slam event this season. He beat him in straight sets in the final. Medvedev stopped Nole one stop of creating history, of winning the Calendar Slam.  

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Daniil Medvedev is Novak Djokovic’s challenger 

At the moment, both players are in Paris as the top two seeds. However, the chances for Djokovic to secure the top spot are less difficult as compared to Medvedev knocking him off. A lot of it depends on whether if Novak loses in the initial rounds. 

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Speaking about Paris, both these players practiced with each other prior to the beginning of the event. If all goes well, they will meet each other in the finals of the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. However, Djokovic could meet Tsitsipas in the semifinal if they sail smoothly in the initial rounds. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Russia’s Daniil Medvedev after their final match REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

On the other side, Medvedev could face Zverev in the semifinal if they win their matches prior. Considering the German won the title in Vienna last week, this match would be an enticing affair. 

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Nonetheless, the Paris Masters promises to be an exciting event and will be the last ATP 1000 event of this season. We wish all players the best of luck and may the better player win. 

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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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