Now that Novak Djokovic has become the winner of the BNP Paribas Open, he can feel a little secured about his World no. 1 status.
He has 1310-point advantage over the second ranked Federer and it seems almost impossible for the Swiss maestro to overcome that by the end of the ongoing season.
Coming into this week, Djokovic’s position at the top of the rankings was well and truly in danger. If he had been knocked out early from Paris and Federer had gone on to lift the trophy, the Serb would have slipped down to no. 2, but, it wasn’t to be.
It actually happened the other way around. It’s Federer who lost it in the Round of 8, while, Djokovic, on the other hand, won the title for the second consecutive time in the French capital to put himself forward as the hot favourite for the season ending tournament i.e. the tour Finals.
The BNP Paribas Masters was the first competition which Djokovic was taking part in after becoming father.
He had not been in the scene for a few weeks as he was there with his better half at home. So, it was believed that because of being short of practice, he might struggle a little bit to start with in Paris. But, he was at his fluent best straightaway and his dominance over the other players can be understood by the fact that nobody was able to win a set against him during the whole tournament.
The records absolutely tumble for Djokovic during the final match yesterday. By winning that match, he took his total victory count on the tour to 600 and also, took his Masters Title count to 20. These are fantastic numbers for somebody who is still only 26 years of age.