Is record breaker Novak Djokovic the most dominant player since Rod Laver?


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Is record breaker Novak Djokovic the most dominant player since Rod Laver?

Winning in Monte Carlo for the second time in the last three years, Novak Djokovic has set two impressive records. In the last ATP Rankings, published on Monday April 20th, in fact, Nole leads Roger Federer by 5,460 points which is the largest ever gap between the World No.1 and the No.2 in the history of the rankings.

Moreover, since the beginning of the ATP Tour as we know it, in 1990, nobody had ever won 6 consecutive main events, meaning Grand Slams, ATP Finals and Masters 1000. The previous record was held by Rafael Nadal, who won 5 consecutive main events in 2010: Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, French Open and Wimbledon.

Djokovic passed Rafa, winning the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 and the ATP World Tour Finals at the end 2014, before clinching the Australian Open as well as the first 3 Masters 1000 tournaments, Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo, this year.

These numbers suggest that Serb is currently dominating the ATP Tour as nobody else before, but how does this dominance compare with others from the recent past? .