The ATP confirmed what we knew yesterday when Roger Federer withdrew from Paris, that Novak Djokovic will finish 2012 as the No. 1 player in the rankings.
The second ranked Djokovic will officially reclaim No. 1 next week after Paris and then hold on to the top spot likely through the Australian Open.
It’s the second straight year Djokovic claims No. 1 and it marks the ninth straight season the honor has gone to a European since Andy Roddick’s top finish in 2003. He’s just the 16th player in ATP rrank history to finish on top in consecutive years. By comparison, Hall of Famers Andre Agassi, Mats Wilander and Jim Courier finished No. 1 once in their careers.
Novak will officially be given the No. 1 trophy during the ATP Finals next week in London. The Serb who is playing in Paris this week has five titles on the season including the Australian Open and runner-ups at the French and US Opens. Djokovic, however, revealed he wasn’t feel well earlier today in a tweet.
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