Djokovic caps stellar year, retains top spot
Novak Djokovic continues to lead the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world rankings released on Monday, after winning the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
The Serb, who on Sunday won the title for the fourth consecutive year, also reached the final of all four Grand Slam tournaments and won three of them. His only defeat came in the final of the French Open where Swiss Stan Wawrinka, fourth in the rankings, beat him in four sets, reports Efe.
This week saw no changes in the top-10 positions of the rankings with Scot Andy Murray still in second place, followed by Swiss Roger Federer.
Djokovic finished the best season of his life in fitting style as the world number one crushed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP Tour Finals title for a record fourth successive year.
Djokovic is the first player in the tournament’s 46-year history to take home the trophy four years in a row and he joins Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl on five victories at the season-ending event.
Only Federer, with six Tour Finals crowns, has won the tournament more times. The 11th title of Djokovic’s astonishingly dominant campaign served as the perfect finale to arguably the best run by any male player in the Open Era.
“I’m very proud, together with my team, for the achievements of the season. It could not have been a better finish. It’s been a long season, but the best of my life,” said Djokovic on the day that coach Boris Becker celebrated his 48th birthday.
The current men's singles top-10
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 16,585 points
2. Andy Murray (Scotland) 8,670
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,340
4. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6,900
5. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 5,230
6. Tomas Berdych (Czech) 4,620
7. David Ferrer (Spain) 4,305
8. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4,235
9. Richard Gasquet (France) 2,850
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 2,635