Novak Djokovic is the men of the record. The Serbian champion's ride on the ATP Tour in recent years has been truly impressive: consistency in performance and results has definitely been the Serbian's trademark, who has the possibility until the end of his tennis career to beat all imaginable records.
and become more and more the best player in history. The number one in the world ranking, after practically every tournament, writes a page of history and reaches new important goals. This year, the Belgrade native also touched the great chance of achieving the Grand Slam, winning the titles of all four major competitions, stopping on the most beautiful in the final at the US Open against the Russian Daniil Medvedev.
Continuity at the top of the ranking will allow him to target one of the records still held by Roger Federer, the Swiss champion with whom he shares the same number of Grand Slam triumphs (together with the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal).
The 40-year-old player will live the last period of activity before retiring and is facing a physical condition almost never at the top (due to small and large injuries, as well as to age), which has not given him the opportunity to be competitive in the circuit.
The record to which Djokovic aspires
Nole will close at the end of 2021 the 14th year, in the course of his long career, among the best three tennis players in the world. A great result, but in the special ranking there are those who did better: on the podium, behind him, is the king of clay Rafael Nadal at 13; however, in front of everyone, King Roger commands with 15 seasons finished in the top 3.
At 34 year-old, Novak Djokovic can try to support and even try to override the player born in Basel to take away another record. He should therefore play another two years at the top. A task, on paper, within reach for the Serbian champion, given the great talent and the moment of him, which still finds him among the strongest in the category.
The most dangerous opponents, to be kept with particular attention to resist in the very first positions, are certainly Medvedev, Zverev (both currently on the podium) and Tsitsipas.
📊 Tenistas con más temporadas finalizando en el Top3 del ATP Ranking (1973-2021/Men’s Singles):
🇨🇭 Roger Federer | 15
🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic | 14
🇪🇸 Rafa Nadal | 13
🇺🇸 Jimmy Connors | 12
🇺🇸🇨🇿 Ivan Lendl | 10
🇺🇸 Pete Sampras | 9
🇸🇪 Bjorn Borg | 7
🇺🇸 John McEnroe | 7 — MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) November 8, 2021