Paris Masters 2021: Here are the records Novak Djokovic can break
Novak Djokovic is all set to return to professional tennis, as he will take part in the Paris Masters 2021 from next week. Meanwhile, here are some of the records he is likely to break.
Reigning world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia is all set to return to the tennis court after nearly a break of a couple of months. He would be taking part in the 2021 Paris Masters, set to be played from next week. It would be his first competitive tennis appearance following last month's loss in the US Open 2021 final.
Meanwhile, his appearance is set to be history-making, as Djokovic is truly a legend in the tournament. While the 20-time Grand Slam winner is on a record-breaking spree of late, he is set to add more to his rich resume once he takes part in the event. In the same light, we look at the records he can break in this competition.
Extend the feat
Djokovic already won the most Paris Masters title, winning it on record five occasions. He would be looking to extend the feat by winning it for the sixth time, making him even legendary. Being the reigning world number one makes him an automatic favourite. However, he is sure to have tough competition from Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
Most Masters titles
If the Serbian wins the title for the record-extending sixth time, he would be winning the 37th Masters title of his career. Currently, he is tied on 36 with his Spanish rival Rafael Nadal. Evidently, winning the record 37th title would undoubtedly make him an even bigger legend, etching his name in the history books.
Extending most final appearances
Djokovic has appeared in 53 Masters finals to date, which itself is a record. There is no doubt that he would be looking to extend the feat. Next to him is Nadal, who has made one less appearance than the Serbian, followed by the Swiss great Roger Federer, with 50 to his name, while in the fourth is the legendary American Andre Agassi, with 22.
Record number one year-end finish
If you are not aware, Djokovic has finished a tennis calendar year as the world number one on six occasions. It happens to be a record that he shares with another legendary American, Pete Sampras. Provided the Serbian emerges victorious in this tournament, he is likely to seal his place as the world number one for the year-end, making him the record holder for having done so on seven occasions. However, he is likely to get some competition from Medvedev.