World number two Andy Murray has admitted that Novak Djokovic has been far ahead of him and the rest this season but he thinks that things can change quickly if he beats the Serbian in semi-finals or finals of major events next year.
The Brit said in an interview, “I think this year, he (Djokovic) has obviously played extremely well. He’s found ways to win matches when he hasn’t been playing his best and I think that’s what all of the best players do and he’s done it consistently well this year". Murray trails Djokovic 9-20 in their head to head series, winning just one of the last 10 matches they have played since the start of 2014.
The British player also lost to Djokovic in the final of this year’s Australian Open. He added “Although I’m a long way behind Novak in the rankings right now, that can change a lot if a few matches go your way, the Grand Slam semi-finals and finals which are worth the big, big points.
To make No.1 in the world I’ll need to win a couple of them. Hopefully I can do that next year” Djokovic currently has close to double than the points held by Murray. The Serbian has 16,785 ATP ranking points whereas Murray has 8,750 points and is just ahead of Roger Federer who is at third rank with 8,430 points.