Novak Djokovic as Roger Federer. At least for the record for staying on top of the world. The weekly point on the ATP ranking has in fact confirmed for the Serbian tennis player, recent winner of the Australian Open, in first place, and it is a record that is also worth a longevity record, which will soon be beaten, given that nothing will change the top in the coming days.
of the ranking. In fact, it is week 310 in his career as first in the world, just like Roger Federer, the highlander of world tennis currently stopped due to injury and fifth in the standings (behind Thiem and with 35 points of margin on Tsitsipas, sixth).
With 12,030 points, Djokovic cannot be overtaken by his rivals, Spanish Rafael Nadal (2nd, 9,850 points) or Russian Daniil Medvedev (3rd, 9,735 points). Then in seventh place the German Alexander Zverev, followed by the Russian Andrey Rublev, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini, who closes the top ten where he entered in November 2019 but with the same score as the South American: there are 570 points of margin of the 24 year old from Rome on the Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
Only one change to record in the top 20: the Belgian David Goffin, victorious in Montpellier, climbs one position, up to 14th, to the detriment of Milos Raonic. Tim Henman recently gave his thoughts about Roger Federer, claiming that the 39-year-old is the ‘most mesmerizing player’ in tennis history.
The Brit also asserted that Federer would be keen to make his mark on the tour once he returns.
Henman on Roger Federer's return
“Tennis is blessed with some huge icons of the sport and of sport,” Tim Henman said.
“Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, they're as big a star as you can get. So we're fortunate, but they're not going to be around forever. So it's important that we do enjoy them while they're still competing”.
Roger Federer’s impending return has been a great source of debate over the past few months. While some believe that the 39-year-old has very little left to offer, others reckon that he might still have a few tricks up his sleeve.
“His old level is so high, he's not going to come back just to be making up the numbers,” Henman said. “He wants to be back competing to win the biggest and best tournaments. And that's not going to get any easier as you get close to your fortieth birthday. But he's working incredibly hard, I'm sure”.