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Another record has been broken by tennis ace Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian has managed to stay the world’s number one player at the end of the year for the seventh time. With this new record, he also broke the record previously held by American tennis legend Pete Sampras.

Sampras finished the year as world number one six times between 1993 and 1998, reports CNN.

The 34-year-old Djokovic has been crowned the year-end number one in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020 and now again in 2021. He beat Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals of the Paris Master with 3-6, 6-0, 7-6.

Djokovic told CNN that he was “just proud and extremely happy” when asked about his reaction to the new record.

“Obviously that was one of the biggest goals and it’s always one of the biggest goals, to try to be number 1 and end the season as number one.”

Earlier this year the Serbian also managed to break Roger Federer’s record of 310 combined weeks as the men’s world number one.

Djokovic, just like all the other players wanting to compete at the Australian Open in January will have to be fully vaccinated.

Image credit: Tennis World USA

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