Novak Djokovic officially became the oldest year-end No. 1 in the history of men’s tennis, while he equalled Pete Sampras’ record for the most seasons finished as the world’s top-ranked player.
Djokovic, 33, is 11 days older than great rival Rafael Nadal was when he set the record a year ago.
The pair are also third and fourth respectively in the all-time golden oldies list. Only Sampras (6) has finished a season as world No. 1 as many times as Djokovic, with Nadal, Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer all achieving the feat in five separate calendar years.
Djokovic, the 17-time Grand Slam champion, has Federer’s long-standing record for most weeks at world No. 1 in his sights next.
He can pass the Swiss great on March 8, 2021 if he stays on the top of the pile. (Metro)