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Rafael Nadal Matches Roger Federer, Noval Djokovic With Fifth Year-End Number One Ranking

For the fifth time in his career, Spanish great Rafael Nadal will finish the year as world number one

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Rafael Nadal Matches Roger Federer, Noval Djokovic With Fifth Year-End Number One Ranking
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Rafael Nadal Matches Roger Federer, Noval Djokovic With Fifth Year-End Number One Ranking
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2019-11-15T09:01:57+05:30

Rafael Nadal matched Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic by securing a fifth year-end number one, while also breaking a record set by the Serbian. (More Tennis News)

Federer was too good for Djokovic 6-4 6-3 at the ATP Finals on Thursday, reaching the semi-finals at the expense of the 16-time grand slam champion.

The result confirmed Nadal will finish the year at the top of the rankings for the fifth time.

The Spanish star joined Federer, Djokovic and Jimmy Connors on that tally, trailing only Pete Sampras (six).

It also marked the 16th straight year in which one of the 'Big Four' – Federer (2004-07 and 2009), Nadal (2008, 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019), Djokovic (2011-12, 2014-15 and 2018) and Andy Murray (2016) – has finished as world number one.

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At 33, Nadal is the oldest year-end number one in ATP rankings history. Djokovic, 31 last year, held that mark previously.

Federer (20) still leads his rivals for most grand slams, although Nadal (19) and Djokovic (16) closed the gap this year.


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