Novak Djokovic, former world number one, has lost the leadership of the ATP ranking, which he had held for some time. The Serbian champion has been excluded from many tournaments this season, due to the choice not to carry out the vaccine for Covid-19.
Many excellent exclusions, first of all those for the Australian and American tournaments but despite this the Balkan talent has still won five tournaments during this season. Some smaller tournaments but above all historical victories such as that of the twenty-first Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon and above all of the Turin ATP Finals.
The tournament that took place a few days ago in Italy allowed Nole to reach 6 victories in the Finals Roger Federer and more. The success of Turin, in the final over the Norwegian Casper Ruud, gave yet another record of an extraordinary career, a career destined to remain in the history of this sport.
Djokovic like Connors, the Serb better than Federer and Nadal
Djokovic has incredible longevity numbers and despite being a bit ahead, he too, with age, the Serbian continues to achieve great results. There are 11 seasons in which Novak Djokovic has achieved at least 5 titles or more in the course of his career.
This year the most important show of strength with Nole who has won five titles despite having played only a small part of this season. Djokovic finished the season as a tennis player with more titles, on par with Carlos Alcaraz and ahead of Rafael Nadal.
An extraordinary season for Djokovic who has reached Jimmy Connors in this particular ranking, the only player so far to have obtained at least 5 titles in 11 different seasons. Nole has thus detached only Roger Federer in this ranking, stopped at 10 seasons while Rafa Nadal is behind 9 seasons with at least 5 titles.
The Spaniard is the only one who can still chase Djokovic in this ranking, among the tennis players still in business.
Tennis players who have won at least 5 titles in different seasons:
Djokovic 11 seasons
Connors 11 seasons
Roger Federer 10 seasons
Lendl 9 seasons
Nadal 9 seasons