London [UK], Nov 19 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic, who narrowly missed the ATP Finals title after going down to Alexander Zverev of Germany in the summit showdown, has stated that despite the loss he is proud to have a 'phenomenal season' during which he reclaimed his top world ranking.
"Finishing the year as No. 1 [in the ATP Rankings], that was the goal coming into the indoor season. I managed to achieve that. Overall it was a phenomenal season that I have to be definitely very proud of," ATP quoted Djokovic, as saying.
Speaking about the final match, the 31-year-old asserted that despite trying his best he lost the battle. He, however, added that there is need to focus on the positive things that happened to him in last six months instead of feeling disappointed over the loss.
"Obviously no one likes to lose a tennis match. You try your best. But at the same time, as I said on the court, you put things in a larger perspective, see things a bit differently," he said.
"When you get out of this feeling of a little bit disappointment that you lost, [you can enjoy] all the positive things that I have to reflect on and also take from this season, especially the last six months,' he added.
After recovering from a long time injury, Djokovic has had a dream come back to the court. Since his 2018 Wimbledon Championship victory, the Serbian player has maintained a 35-2 win record in various tournaments. During this stretch, he not only won four titles but also returned to the number one spot in the ATP rankings.
Djokovic had stumbled to a 4-6, 3-6 defeat against Zeverev in the summit showdown of the ATP Finals tournament. (ANI)