“It’s Impressive”: Andy Murray on Novak Djokovic Finishes No. 1 For Seventh Time


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Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic will probably conclude this year as World No.1 for the seventh time of his career. However, British hero Andy Murray said that to become No.1 is “extremely difficult”, and if someone did, that is “really impressive”.

Djokovic is currently ranked in the No.1 position with 12113 points. If No.2 Daniil Medvedev (10620 points) will not make any trouble, Serb will end the season as World No.1 for the seventh time. Subsequently, he will surpass American Pete Sampras’s record of six times. 

When asked about his thoughts on Djokovic finishing World No.1 for the seventh time in a recent interview, Murray said, “what all those guys have been doing has been amazing.” 

“Winning One Tournament Is Difficult”, says Andy Murray

Scot further explained, “To finish No. 1 also not playing loads of events as well, I think is really impressive. There’s not much you can say about what those guys have done. It’s incredible. They’ve totally dominated the sport. Their drive and love for the game are obviously unbelievably high, and mentally I think, is the hardest part.”

“Winning one tournament is difficult. It’s for sure hard to do that. But for me to get to No. 1, I had to win the last five or six tournaments in a row on top of all the events that came before that. To do it for a whole season is extremely difficult,” the three-time Grand Slam champion added. 

Speaking about Djokovic’s achievement, Murray expressed, “(For Novak) to do that seven times to get to No. 1 (is impressive), but if you look at his other years, they’re not too shabby either. There are a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 finishes and winning Slams and winning lots of events in those years as well, so it’s impressive.” 

Notably, Andy Murray is the only player who ended a year as World No.1 outside of the Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic since 2004. 

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