Ace Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic claimed an emphatic win in the Paris Masters to continue his run at the helm of ATP rankings. Djokovic ended the year as World No 1 for the seventh consecutive season. The win in Paris Masters was Djokovic’s 37th Masters trophy, the most by any player.
Meanwhile, Djokovic has begun the 346th week at the top of ATP rankings. The Serbian had already broken the record of most weeks as No 1 in Men’s category in March earlier this year, leapfrogging Swizz sensation Roger Federer. He is just 31 weeks away from the all-time world record (both men and women) held by Steffi Graf.
Djokovic need to remain no 1 till French Open next year to level with Steffi. Dkovovic is followed by Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev in the rankings. Zverev climbed one position to reclaim his career-best 3rd position.
Meanwhile, Stefanis Tsitsipas slipped one position to 4th, while Andre Rublev gained a place to 5th. Spain stalwart Rafael Nadal slipped to 6th. The rest of the top 10 features Matteo Berrettini (No. 7), Casper Ruud (No. 8), Hubert Hurkacz (+1 to No. 9) and Jannik Sinner (-1 to No. 10). In terms of players outside the top 10, Roger Federer has dropped two placed to 16.
In WTA rankings, Ashleigh Barty has started her 101st week as No 1 and is 16 weeks away from levelling with Gland Slam winner Justine Henin.
Other rankings are as follows – Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2), Barbora Krejcikova (No. 3), Karolina Pliskova (No. 4), Garbine Muguruza (No. 5), Maria Sakkari (No. 6), Ons Jabeur (No. 7), Anett Kontaveit (No. 8), Iga Swiatek (+1 to No. 9) and Paula Badosa (+1 to make her top 10 debut).