What will happen to Novak Djokovic's ranking?

by   |  VIEW 11931

What will happen to Novak Djokovic's ranking?

The fate of Novak Djokovic now seems to have been sealed in view of the next prestigious appointments on the Tour. The Serbian is already sure that he will not be able to participate in the Montreal Master 1000 and will soon be forced to give the definitive forfeit to the Cincinnati tournament and also to the US Open Championships, due to the current anti-Covid regulations in force in the United States of America.

The decision not to undergo any vaccination led the Belgrade native to completely revise his programming, becoming no longer master of his own destiny: the athlete had to face several difficult situations, including the Australian Open and an illness he had on his return.

after about three months from the first Grand Slam of the season (which in the end he did not play), and everything was far from concluded and put behind him. In fact, the dangers for the 35-year-old increase and give him absolutely no respite.

According to the current scenarios, speaking of events of a certain level, he will only be able to compete in some competitions in Europe before the Nitto Atp Finals, to which he will be qualified only if he finishes among the first 20 places in the Race ranking, given the triumph at Wimbledon.

Djokovic, the US Open are further and further away

It seems rather unlikely that Joe Biden's US government will completely overturn the rules for entering the country in the very short term, allowing entry to non-vaccinated foreigners in this specific case.

Nole will therefore be forced not to be able to play the event in Flushing Meadows and not to defend the 1200 points won in the 2021 edition, when he surrendered only in the final to the Russian Daniil Medvedev and was unable to achieve the Calendar Grand Slam.

If the story does not undergo sensational news, Djokovic would collapse further in the ATP ranking and arrive with a haul of just 3570 points: currently he would be worth eighth position but it is to be considered how many tennis players will be able to gain ground in the three events scheduled between August and September, as well as losing the rest.

The hope of the Serbian is that the players from Andrey Rublev to Matteo Berrettini, naturally including Jannik Sinner, will not make great results until the US Open and will not exceed the quota of points he will get after the last one Slam.

An exit from the top ten is very likely (not very sure) for the Serb, who will then necessarily have to redeem himself in the tournaments in which he can participate without problems.