Novak Djokovic is currently at the top of the ATP ranking. He started 2020 with two big victories, first nationally with the ATP Cup and then winning the 17th Slam of his career against Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open.
In recent weeks the ATP ranking has changed very little and the 32-year-old Serbian is working to break Roger Federer's record of overall weeks at the top: Djokovic is at 286 while the Swiss leads this particular ranking with 310 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
Currently the tennis player leads with 1010 points on Rafael Nadal, recently approached by the Austrian Dominic Thiem, winner of the last Us Open. During the post-match conference, Djokovic was asked about the significance of the Grand Slam race.
Djokovic on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
“Of course, in our sport, winning most grand slams and being No.1 for as long as possible are the two biggest professional goals. I think Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will agree with that.
We all have our own journeys and our own trajectories and careers that are unique and specific,” said Novak Djokovic during the post-match interview. Furthermore, Djokovic hailed Nadal and Federer as great champions and expressed his gratitude for being part of this amazing era.
“I think this is definitely one of the best eras of tennis. I am grateful to be part of such era with these two guys. They are incredible champions on and off the court,” added Djokovic. Federer has won a record 20 Grand Slams throughout his career.
Besides this repeatedly mentioned accolade, he holds so many records that it would take us an eternity to list them all. Needless to say, the Swiss Maestro excels in terms of breaking new ground in tennis. Lastly, Federer arguably has one of the best games we have ever seen.
He can hit phenomenal groundstrokes from the baseline, along with some attacking volleys. He has every shot in the book and he plays all of them with unparalleled elegance. This is why the Swiss Maestro is loved around the world and why fans look forward to seeing him play.
After getting disqualified from the US Open 2020, the Serbian will look to win his 18th Grand Slam at Roland Garros. Djokovic hasn’t reached the French Open final since 2016, when he defeated Andy Murray and completed a Career Grand Slam.