Djokovic reaches Paris final to end record 7th year as No. 1

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic will end the year at No. 1 for a record seventh time after rallying to beat Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the Paris Masters semifinals.

Djokovic moved one ahead of American Pete Sampras, who secured his six top year-end finishes from 1993-98.

Djokovic also stays on course for a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title.

Djokovic said "I'm very proud to finish the season as No. 1."

Another win on Sunday will give Djokovic a record 37th Masters title to move one clear of fellow 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.

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