Rafael Nadal looking forward to SPECIAL moment in London for ATP World Tour Finals Nadal clinched the world No 1 spot for 2017 after beating Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters yesterday. In doing so he also became the oldest man to ever be on top of the men’s rankings at 31 years old after finishing ahead of Roger Federer. Chung put up a stern test for the Spaniard though, breaking his opponent twice in the first set but Nadal overcame a slow start to take it. Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters after winning the Swiss Indoors at the weekend and admitted earlier this week his one regret of the year was not pushing Nadal closer for the world No 1 spot. Nadal has enjoyed a stellar season, capturing six titles – including two Grand Slams and two ATP World Tour Masters 1000s. He will collect his world No 1 trophy in this month’s ATP World Tour Finals in London. And he can’t wait to cap off his 2017 campaign by lifting the coveted prize. “It is an important day, today I confirmed that I’m going to be No1 at the end of the season,” Nadal said in a post on . “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. “When I receive this trophy in London it’s going to be a very special moment.”.