Rafael Nadal ends year as world number one at 31

Rafel Nadal can’t wait to receive his year-end world number one trophy at London for topping the men’s rankings in 2017.

The Spaniard clinched the world number one spot for 2017 after beating Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters yesterday.

He became the oldest man to ever be on top of the men’s rankings at 31 years old after finishing ahead of Roger Federer.

Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters after winning the Swiss Indoors defeating Del Potro at the weekend and admitted earlier this week that his one regret of the year was not pushing Nadal closer for the world number one spot.

Meanwhile, Nadal has enjoyed a fulfilled season, capturing six titles – including two Grand Slams and two ATP World Tour Masters 1000s. He will receive his world number trophy in this month’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.

And he can’t wait to round off his 2017 campaign by lifting the coveted prize.

It is a special day, today I confirmed that I’m going to be the number one at the end of the season” Nadal said in a post on Twitter.

It’s an important achievement for me after all the things that happened to me over the last couple of years. It means a lot to me“,