Rafael Nadal has more chances to end year as world no.1: Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal has more chances to end year as world no.1: Novak Djokovic

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Tennis: World no.1 Novak Djokovic admits that world no.2 Rafael Nadal, who defeated him in the US Open final to win his 13th Grand Slam, has more chances of finishing the year as world no.1. Following his second major triumph this year, adding the New York crown to the French Open, only another injury or inconceivable loss of form will keep him at number two.

"What can I say?" Djokovic said. "He won so much this year. I'm still number one of the world in the rankings. But year to year he's far, far ahead. He has much more chances to end up as number one. "Look, there is still tournaments to go.

So we'll see." Nadal's triumph gave him a 22-15 winning record against Djokovic and it was his sixth victory in their last seven meetings. The Serb conceded he had to find the key to reversing the trend in arguably the biggest rivalry in the men's game.

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