Season over for Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a stunning second half of the season Credit Telegraph AP

Novak Djokovic will begin the week as the top-ranked men's singles player in the world, but it was not the flawless ending he anticipated after suffering a shock loss to Karen Khachanov in the final of the Roles Masters in Paris on Sunday.

"Novak has everything to make records in this sport", said Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro after losing to Djokovic in the US Open final.

Djokovic had already confirmed his place as the world number one before the semifinals after Rafael Nadal - the previous incumbent of the top spot - pulled out with an injury before the tournament got underway.

The Serb is back on the top of the pile for the first time in two years, at the end of a roller-coaster season for the 14-time major victor. "However, since the problem in the abdominal muscles also prevents me from playing in London, we are taking the time to remove the foreign body and avoid future problems".

"It is true that we have known about it for a while, and from time to time it bothered me".

Rafael Nadal has generated many remarkable statistics in his storied career. "Five months ago, if you told me that ... it was highly improbable at that time, considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court".

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"With this, I hope to be in full health for the next season". Roger Federer has a big serve too'.

Djokovic finished runner-up at the Paris Masters after losing to Karan Khachanov on Sunday but still returned to number one in the rankings for the first time since 2016.

Kevin Anderson has had another great season after a showing in his maiden Grand Slam final in NY past year, with a remarkable run to the Wimbledon final and winning his first ATP 500 title in Vienna just a couple of weeks ago.

Without Nadal, the Serb will be the clear favourite at the ATP Finals, for which the draw will be made later on Monday. It was the 22-year-old's first Masters Series title and the win will see him rise to number 11 in the rankings.

Despite his successes, Nadal's season was marred by health woes.

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