World No. 1 Novak Djokovic ends his 2021 season on the ATP Tour with a defeat in the semi-finals of the 2021 ATP Finals where he was chasing his 6th title to match Roger Federer‘s tally of 6 titles at the Year-End Championships and become the joint-record holder at the 2nd biggest tournament in men’s tennis.
Novak had a season record of 51-7, his 14th season with 50+ wins and apart from his 3rd round defeat at the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters, the Serbian reached the semi-finals of all the other 10 tournaments he played. With 3 Grand Slam titles and a runner-up finish at the 2021 US Open, Djokovic had one of the most dominating seasons in recent times and also finished the year as the World No. 1 for a record-breaking 7th time.
“I haven’t played a lot of tournaments this season, but I still managed to finish the year in world number one. I am world number 1 at the end of the season for the seventh time in my career, which is a new record, I have won three of the four Grand Slams.
“So I would say it has been a phenomenal year. Maybe I could have done better at some other ATP events, but overall it was a very good end to the season also with a title in Paris and the semi-finals here in Turin,” said Djokovic on his 2021 season.
Novak Djokovic looking to bring Serbia’s second Davis Cup title
Speaking on the upcoming 2021 Davis Cup where Novak aims to bring home a 2nd Davis Cup title after having played a huge part in the victory in 2010, the country’s first-ever Davis Cup title, Djokovic showed both excitement and determination on having a great outing this year again.
“I like the way I play. I like my chances against anyone in Davis Cup. I can not wait to be there. It is obvious that the Davis Cup is a team competition. It doesn’t just depend on me. We have to try to win at least one singles match and then the doubles. It is a team effort. So I hope my compatriots are in good shape and ready because I am very motivated to play for my country. Hope for the best,” added the Serbian.