'Roger Federer wants to be back competing to...', says former Top 5



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'Roger Federer wants to be back competing to...', says former Top 5

Novak Djokovic has been looking down on everyone for 310 weeks now. An infinite time, reached only by a sacred monster like Roger Federer. The Serbian has been in first place in the ATP ranking for practically six years. The weekly point on the ATP ranking has in fact confirmed for the Serbian tennis player, recent winner of the Australian Open, the first place, and it is a record that is also worth a longevity record.

In fact, it is week 310 in his career as first in the world, just like Roger Federer, the world tennis highlander currently stopped due to injury and fifth in the standings. And the record will be beaten, given that nothing will change the top of the ranking in the next few days.

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). 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.

Therefore Matteo Berrettini remains in the top ten, tenth. 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 impending return

“For me, he's (Roger Federer) the most mesmerizing player we have probably ever had in our sport,” Tim Henman said. 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. The Brit claimed that it won't be easy for Federer to assert himself given his age, but that the Swiss still has the ability to 'work hard'

“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”. Interestingly, with his recent victory at the Australian Open 2021, World No.1 Novak Djokovic is almost on the verge of breaking yet another record of Roger Federer.

In two weeks, Djokovic will surpass Federer and become the player who has stayed on the No.1 spot for the most weeks. It is something really incredible as he’ll enter his 311th week as the No.1 player in the ATP rankings very soon.