Rafael Nadal booked his place in the third round of the Rolex Paris Masters and secured the year-end number one ranking with a hard-fought victory over Hyeon Chung, 7-5, 6-3. Our champ will finish a year as world number one for the fourth time, after doing so in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
After the match, Rafa said:
It’s been an amazing year. One year ago, I never dreamed about being world No 1 again, never mind at the end of the season. It means a lot to me.
The season is not over. I’m here in Paris, the most important city of my career so I’m just looking forward to keeping going and trying my best.
He becomes the oldest male player to end the year as the ATP-ranked number one.