Before the wind down of the last season, the Spaniard cannonade, Rafa Nadal had snatched the World’s No. 1 ranking from the 32-year-old Belgrade spesh following a rejuvenating year with two Grand Slams titles, however, the Mallorcan marvel’s top-seeded rally on cloud nine did not last long and Novak Djokovic, apparently the best Serbian athelete of all times had regained the lead in ATP ranking.
In point of fact, aside from Djokovic’s eighth Australian Open title, Rafael Nadal’s elimination in the quarter final had also acted as a giant mishap for the Spanish, which eventually had handed over the world number one ranking to the Serbian ogre.
Besides, as Novak had again regained his heights at the ’20 AO open and seized world’s number one ranking from Rafa (Nadal), a spirited Novak opened up about his place as the world’s top Seed in an interview with a Serbian press agency, Sport Klub, late on Tuesday (February 4th) saying “At the start of the season, I wanted to find first place as soon as possible.
It was important for me to start the season in Australia, as I have traditionally done, in the best possible way. Circumstances made Rafael Nadal fall in the quarterfinals and now everything is in my hands. ”