'Novak Djokovic is playing well and he is healthy', says former Top 5

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'Novak Djokovic is playing well and he is healthy', says former Top 5

Novak Djokovic grinds records from year to year, week to week. In 2021 the Serbian's numbers were exceptional, with 3 slams won out of 4 (only Medvedev in the US Open final was able to avoid the Grand Slam), which allowed him to reach the two historical rivals Roger Federer at an altitude of twenty.

and Rafael Nadal. Nole preferred to concentrate on major tournaments, taking part in only 13 of these (ATP Cup, Davis Cup and Olympics included). In 2022 the world number one could go down in history for another incredible milestone, shared with a very small elite of tennis players: that of 1000 career victories.

As indicated by MisterOnly.Tennis, Djokovic only needs 11 games to reach 1000 wins on the ATP circuit. Before him, only 4 players have managed to achieve this milestone: Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl and Rafael Nadal.

Currently, Djokovic has a career record of 989 wins and 199 losses, which has resulted in 86 titles, with 2015 being his most successful season with 85 wins. Given Nole's announced absence from the ATP Cup and his presence at the Australian Open still highly in doubt, the Serbian could be able to reach the threshold of 1000 wins in one of the first two Masters 1000 tournaments of the season, either Indian Wells or Miami , although it could also happen in Dubai, if he plays this tournament and won the first Grand Slam of the year.

Djokovic would be the one who would do it at an older age than the other 4. Age in which they reached their thousandth victory Jimmy Connors: 32 years, 10 days, in 1984 Ivan Lendl: 32 years, 7 months, in 1992 Roger Federer: 33 years and 5 months, in 2015 Rafael Nadal: 34 years and 5 months, in 2020 As far as statistics are concerned, 2022 could be an important year for all three Big 3s.

Ferrer reflects on Novak Djokovic

Former World No. 3 David Ferrer believes Rafael Nadal has a good chance of winning the 2022 Australian Open despite Novak Djokovic's current form and fitness. "At the moment, Djokovic is playing well and he is healthy," Ferrer said.

"But I also think Rafael Nadal has a chance to win the Australian Open, for sure." Ferrer conceded that the World No. 1 is among the top players in the world. But in his opinion, the Grand Slam race is going to be close in the upcoming season.

"It's going to be close next year," Ferrer said. "But Novak's one of the best players on the planet."