Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Who is Year-End Number One (Part 1)

Throughout the remaining weeks of the season including daily tennis accumulators during the tournaments, we’re going to have you covered with Tennis Betting Tips and Predictions as the 2019 tennis season nears its end.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be in a battle to end 2019 to find the year-end number one, and they both are still confident of coming out on top.

What is year-end number one

The player on the ATP Tour who earned the most ranking points throughout the season will become the year-end number one. The number of a times a player finishes the season as the year-end number one is also another important statistic for the players while the number of grand slam titles a player wins is considered the most important factor in the ‘GOAT Race’. The player who achieves the most in the season will end the year ranked world number one although the ranking points a player earns varies from tournament to tournament.

Pete Sampras American great player achieved a record 6 year-end number one finishes throughout his playing days, but within the next couple of years that record is liable to be broken. While Rafael Nadal is just with 4 year-end number one finishes, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors currently has 5 year-end number ones to their name ahead their great rival.

Who’s leading the race at present

At present, Rafael Nadal leads Novak Djokovic in the race to end the season as number one. The former has won 9,225 ranking points, in comparison with the latter’s 7,945 so far this season. On Monday November 4th Rafael Nadal will return to the top of the men’s game while Novak Djokovic is currently the world number one, regardless of results between now and then. The Spaniard is the favourite right now to end as the year-end number one while he will enter the ATP Finals as the top seed this season.