'He is already better than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal', says expert



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'He is already better than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal', says expert

In a few hours the Miami Open will begin in Miami, the first real Masters 1000 of the season and a tournament that will see a lot of absentees compared to other years. Firstly, this tournament will be the first Masters 1000 from Paris Bercy in 2004 to be held without the Big Three, namely Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

These but not only given that the Masters 1000 in Miami will see about thirty absentees among the top 100 in the world, an enormous amount for a tournament of this level and which depends above all on the Pandemic, the protocol and the strict rules imposed in Florida for participate in the tournament.

Due to this still anomalous situation, the ranking is not frozen but will see the absent tennis players lose only 50% of the points earned in the last edition of the tournament. Compared to the past, therefore, those absent from this tournament will lose several points but not as many as in the past.

Above all, the last champion of the Miami Open, Roger Federer, who triumphed in 2019, winning yet another title, has an advantage; the Swiss will only lose 500 of the 1000 points earned on that occasion. Even the number one in the world will lose something, only 45 points and which will still allow him to remain firmly at the top of the standings.

They are not the only two of them to lose points, in the Top 10 there are also Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini who lose 5 points each. Among others, Stan Wawrinka and Casper Ruud also lose points (not many) while the Croatian Borna Coric loses 90 points and should thus lose several positions in the ATP ranking.

Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan Djokovic recently claimed that his son is the center around which the entire tennis world revolves. Srdjan also asserted that the only matches the 33-year-old loses are those in which he 'allows' his opponents to win.

Novak Djokovic recently went past Roger Federer’s all-time record of 310 weeks as World No. 1. The Serb is still two Majors shy of Federer and Nadal’s joint-record tally of 20, but he is widely expected to surpass them sooner or later.

Novak Djokovic’s father on his son

"I think you have the wrong question, Novak Djokovic has no tendency, he is already the best of all time," Srdjan Djokovic said. "According to the number of weeks spent at No.

1, and in head-to-head matches, according to the number of Masters titles...the only thing he lacks is Olympic gold and those two Grand Slam titles, which he will win this year. He is the best and everything in the world of tennis depends on him," Srdjan Djokovic added.

"He can lose, but not because his opponent outplayed him, but because he allowed his opponent to beat him." Novak Djokovic's father also cited journalist Simon Briggs - who recently claimed that Djokovic’s achievements have placed him in a category above Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.