Djokovic eyes No. 1 ranking in ATP finals

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    LONDON. — If Novak Djokovic is to claim the year-end number ranking for a record-tying sixth time he will have to do it the hard way at the ATP Finals next week in London.

    The Serb was knocked off top spot by Rafael Nadal on Monday despite winning the Paris Masters last week and will need a strong finish alongside the River Thames to snatch it back.

    Only Pete Sampras has finished a year on top six times and Djokovic’s hopes of emulating the American are not in his own hands with Nadal leading by 640 points heading to the climax. – Reuters