To this day, it is not seen where they can stop Novak Djokovic in the remainder of 2021, at least in the ATP ranking. The weeks continue to pass and the only sure thing in "white sport" is to see the Serbian distancing himself more and more in the record of more weeks as the number one in the world.
Still, and apparently missing the next stops on his schedule until the US Open, “Nole” comfortably stayed at the top of the men's tennis rankings. Djokovic, 34, awoke for week 333 as the number one in the world, separating himself even more from his pursuers in that classification.
"Nole" is already the tennis player who accumulates the longest time in the position of honor and there is no time when they can move him. His triumph at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon gives him a margin for him to reach the last Grand Slam of the year with the lead in his hands.
At the moment he already takes 23 weeks from his main pursuer, which is the Swiss Roger Federer with 310. Although the "express" is still active and is currently sixth in the ranking, the possibility of him returning to the top with 39 years of age.
The third and last place on the podium is occupied by the American Pete Sampras with 286 weeks. Further back on the list are Americans Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors, with 270 and 268, respectively. On his part, the Spanish Rafael Nadal is in the sixth historic box with 209 weeks being the leader of the ATP circuit.
These are the only six tennis players in history who have exceeded the 200-week barrier as world number one, with Djokovic holding the record with a figure that will continue to increase in the coming months.
Ivanisevic on Novak Djokovic
Despite being one of the most successful tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is not a favorite in the media.
And his coach Goran Ivanisevic has come up with an explanation. “It seems to me that today it is not desirable to have your own opinion. The world should go for the better, but we are going in the opposite direction. If in the 21st century you can’t say what you think, it’s a disaster.
Novak doesn’t fit into that Western a mold in which everything is arranged,” Ivanisevic said. “He came from the Balkans where nothing is arranged and conquered them all. He killed everything they have done so far and became the best tennis player of all time.
It will soon be statistically proven, and of course, many do not they love”. Interestingly, the Serbian World No.1 now has the opportunity to complete the Calendar Slam at the US Open 2021. If he wins, he will become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to achieve this feat.