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Proud dad Djoker feels like ‘no. 1’

Proud dad Djoker feels like ‘no. 1’
The 27-year-old Serb comes to the Paris Masters, which began on Monday, as defending champion but his lead at the top of the ATP rankings has been slashed to less than 500 points as the charging Federer looks to snatch another impressive milestone in an already glorious career.

With 2,500 points on offer at the year-ending tournaments in the French capital, closely followed by the World Tour Finals in London, both players have it all to play for. However, the mild-mannered Djokovic says becoming a father has been the best moments of his life and while tennis is still a priority, it is now, not the only thing that counts.

‘Honestly, the way I feel right now, I feel like I’m already number one with becoming a father last week,’ Djokovic said on Monday, referring to his wife Jelena giving birth to a baby boy Stefan. ‘For me, this is the most important moment in my life. At this stage, for the tennis, of course Roger is playing some great tennis, and he showed that before the US Open and then, of course, winning Shanghai and played a great match against me in the semifinals and now winning Basel,’ he added ahead of his opening match against German threat Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday.

‘So he’s coming close in the rankings, and I’m sure that he’s going to be very motivated to fight for number one, it’s pretty much open. Of course it is, for both of us, the goal of number one, to finish the year as number one of the world. Of course it’s a big objective. He has the Davis Cup final, but I’m sure he would like to be number one as well,’ he said.
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