Little or nothing has mattered that Novak Djokovic has given up, at least for a while, his position as number one in the world. The Serbian tennis player, 35 years old and currently third in the ATP ranking, continues to comfortably dominate a classification that both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seem to have already given up on.
'Nole' keeps intact his record of 373 weeks as number one in the world, the maximum in the history of "white sport" It should be noted that for now it will be impossible for him to recover his privileged position at least until the end of the year.
In second place in the classification appears the Swiss Roger Federer with 310 weeks at the top of the ATP ranking. Although he is still active, it is more than clear that the "express" will not be the leader of the men's circuit again, both because of the issue of age and because of how reduced his schedule will be in this final part of his career.
The third and last place on the podium is occupied by the American legend Pete Sampras, who spent a total of 286 weeks in the position of honor. Further back come two other players who have already retired, such as Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors, with 270 and 268 weeks as world number one.
Only until the sixth box does the Spanish Rafael Nadal appear with 209. Although in his case it is likely that he could be the leader of the ranking again, it is also not likely that at some point he could endanger the record.
from Serbian. Novak Djokovic takes a break, but that does not prevent him from comfortably dominating one of the great classifications of "white sport"
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"At this stage of my career, I try to play my best tennis at the Grand Slams and really deliver on the most significant courts in history.
Now that we have gotten to 80 [wins at Wimbledon], let's get to a 100," Novak Djokovic said. "This sport has given me everything. I owe a lot to this sport and I love it still with all my heart. I have a lot of passion for it and I am as dedicated as anybody out there.
I am not one of the youngsters anymore and a lot of things have changed but the love and flame for this sport still burns in me," Djokovic said. Now that he has made that a reality, Djokovic was absolutely ecstatic with himself.
"I've said this a few times before, but this court has always been special for me. It's always been the court where I dreamed of playing and winning and all my childhood dreams came true on this court," he said. "It's an absolute honor and pleasure to come back [here]."