Novak Djokovic has sent out a defiant statement to his rivals on the tour after his victory against Milos Raonic at the ATP World Tour Finals.
The Serb dropped to world No. 2 after a below-par second half of the season after winning the French Open.
The 29-year-old was replaced by Andy Murray at the top of the world rankings and some questioned whether this was the beginning of the end for Djokovic.
But after a battling 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) victory over the big-serving Canadian, Djokovic rejected the notion he feels any worse than at the peak of his powers.
‘I’ve never felt unbeatable and I never will,’ he said.
‘First of all, it’s not my mind-set. Second, I don’t think it’s fair to say you’re unbeatable.
‘There are very few players ever in their career that have retired unbeatable. Tennis players, no. That’s almost impossible.’
His opponent Raonic confirmed Djokovic is still at the top of his game, although he did hint at one slight change.
‘He’s pretty much where he’s always been,’ he said.
‘Sometimes he slips up on one or two points, sometimes he lets it be three now.
‘I think that’s the only difference.
‘Before it woult be very rare you would see two successive points from him.’