Professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic has surpassed the record of an American former world No. 1 tennis player, Pete Sampras on Saturday as he secured his place as the year-end world No. 1 for the record seventh time.

The Serbian who finished as ATP Year-End No. 1 on a record seven occasions, has been No. 1 for an all-time record total of 346 weeks.

This feat for him has come after he grabbed 3-6 6-0 7-6 victory over Hubert Hurkacz in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters.

Djokovic has made history by moving clear of Pete Sampras, who finished the year as world No. 1 six times between 1993 and 1998.

The 34-year-old Djokovic, who went on to defeat Daniil Medvedev 4-6 6-3 6-3 in the Paris Masters final on Sunday,

Djokovic has also done well for himself as he was crowned the year-end No. 1 in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020.

Djokovic has made some comments after making the history. In his words,

“Just proud and extremely happy,”

“Obviously that was one of the biggest goals and it’s always one of the biggest goals, to try to be No. 1 and end the season as No. 1.”