Novak Djokovic wants to end the year at Number 1 in the ATP world rankings--and his performance in China is helping his chances. The masterly Serb lost only six points on his first serve while dispatching Vasek Pospisil (6-3, 7-5) in round 2 of the Chinese Open. Djokovic has never lost a match at the Chinese Open--he has a career record in Beijing of 21-0.
"You work all your life and you dream about becoming the No. 1 in the world, the best in what you do," Reuters reports Djokovic as saying. "That's why I'm out here in Beijing and Shanghai, competing and trying to get that year-end No. 1." For a long while in his career, it looked like Djokovic would always be the third wheel on a two-wheel juggernaut at the top of the world rankings--those two wheels being Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. But those days are long behind the dominant Serb. Djokovic most recently regained the world No. 1 spot in July after his Wimbledon victory. But he has been ranked No. 1 before, having first ascended there in 2011 after having perhaps the best year in tennis history--winning three Grand Slams and ten tournaments in all.
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