After hailing his five-set Wimbledon victory over Roger Federer as his “most special” Grand Slam win, Novak Djokovic added to the magnitude of the win when it was announced that he had returned to the No. 1 spot on the Emirates ATP Rankings, and that he had also qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in London at the end of the season.
Djokovic, who is the first to qualify for the Finals at the O2 Arena, will be making his eighth consecutive appearance at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
“It feels great not only to win Wimbledon again but also to return to No. 1 in the [Emirates] ATP Rankings. I got to No. 1 for the first time in my career after winning Wimbledon in 2011 so it is nice to do it again here. I can’t wait to return to London to defend the [Barclays] ATP [World Tour] Finals title. I have had a good run there in the past two years. I really enjoy playing at The O2.”
ATP Executive Chairman and President, Chris Kermode, welcomed Djokovic as the first of the eight competitors to make it to the finals.
“We are delighted that Novak has become the first player to book his place at this year’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London. He is having an outstanding season and is fully deserving of his place as current World No.1. Fans in the UK and around the world will already be looking forward to welcoming back this year’s Wimbledon champion to London in November, where he’ll be looking to win a third successive season-ending title.”
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals takes place between the 9-16 of November at The O2 in London.