Still without playing, Novak Djokovic continues to put a gap with his main pursuers in one of the great records of "white sport" With everything and that he will not play again in 2021, the Serbian tennis player remains at the top of the ATP rankings, separating more and more in the record of more weeks as the number one in the world.
With everything and that he has been absent at multiple stops on the circuit, and reappeared at the US Open, “Nole” comfortably stayed at the top of the men's tennis rankings. Djokovic, 34, woke up to 342 per week as the number one in the world, increasingly away from his pursuers in that classification.
The Serbian is already the tennis player who accumulates the longest time in the position of honor and there is no moment when they can displace 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 leadership in his hands.
At the moment he already takes 32 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 that he will return to the top at 39 years of age is very remote.
The third and last place on the podium is occupied by the American Pete Sampras with 286 weeks. Further back on the list, come the Americans Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors, with 270 and 268, respectively. For his part, the Spanish Rafael Nadal is in the sixth historic box with 209 weeks being the leader of the ATP circuit.
Woodbridge on Roger Federer
Todd Woodbridge believes it is unlikely Roger Federer will win another Grand Slam in light of his age and recent injury concerns. "He's had another knee surgery ... he's not going to be out on the court for a while," Woodbridge added.
"I don't think we're going to see him in Australia (in 2022). He's not going to win at the French Open, and he's 40 years of age." Woodbridge believes that while Federer has the ability to play some outstanding matches, he does not have enough in his tank to sustain his level throughout a Grand Slam fortnight.
"I think Roger's going to come out and play some nice matches, but winning seven matches to win a Slam, I don't think we're going to see that," Woodbridge added.