Despite a tough defeat in the 2020 Roland Garros final, world number one Novak Djokovic has increased his lead over Rafael Nadal and is currently almost 2,000 points clear of the latest Paris winner.
At the French Open, the Serbian champion increased his gap and will now try to finish the season at number one in the standings for the sixth time in his career. After the defeat in Paris, Novak visited the Visoko pyramids in Bosnia and Herzegovina and spent three days there with his wife to try to prepare for this tough end of the season.
For the first time since winning the title in 2007, Djokovic will compete in the ATP 500 in Vienna, trying to earn another 500 points, then he should miss the Paris Master Masters 1000 with his sights set on the year-end ATP Finals.
After the bad defeats (they came in a different form and context) in New York and Paris now the Serbian tennis player will turn his attention to the end of the year ranking to try to match Pete Sampras in a particular ranking.
Novak Djokovic can catch up with Sampras and overtake Federer
Also in 2020 Novak Djokovic was the tennis player to beat and beyond the pandemic and the problems in the last two Slams of the year Djokovic has won every game this season and seemed almost unbeatable.
Finishing this season on top, Novak Djokovic would be the first tennis player after Pete Sampras to finish the season in first place in the ATP rankings for a full six years in his career.
An incredible record with the Serbian who would surpass Jimmy Connors in the rankings, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who finished the season in first place in the rankings for five years over the course of their career.
Another record and a statistic that the Serbian is definitely referring to. In 2020 Novak Djokovic got off to a great start by leading Serbia to win the ATP Cup title and continuing the positive streak by winning the Australian Open title, the eighth Melbourne title and the 17th Major title of his career.
Before the pandemic, Djokovic also won the title in Dubai and picked up where he left off at the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Then came the difficult episode in New York and the defeat in the final in Paris, but Novak Djokovic’s season can still continue to break records.