Novak Djokovic officially received the award the players play for, the year-end No. 1 trophy. Djokovic, who wrapped up the honor two months ago after winning the US Open, was presented with the honor after his blowout win over Kei Nishikori in his first round-robin match at the ATP Finals in London Sunday.
Djokovic has now finished No. 1 four times in the last five years and second straight. He has ranked No. 1 every day since July 7, 2014.
“Undoubtedly it has been the best season, the best year, of my life,” said Djokovic. “I have been experiencing the most of my abilities in my tennis game. Everything has come together over the years and I’ve been very consistent with my results. 2011 and 2015 definitely stand out and I look back with great pride and joy. My team definitely play a big part in this. They help me each and every day to get better as a player and a person. Of course my wife and my son Stefan, my parents and brothers and the closest people in my life sacrifice a lot and I try to cherish every moment. This is the crown for all the achievements in the season.”
The 28-year-old Djokovic will challenge Roger Federer tomorrow in London.
Most ATP Year-End No. 1 Finishes
6 Pete Sampras
5 Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer
4 John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Novak Djokovic
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