Djokovic Equals Nadal’s Weeks at No. 1 in The Rankings
Last week we witnessed an amazing display of abilities from Novak Djokovic. The week
was all about him, and the 5th title for the Serb in Miami. The triumph was followed by
other great news from the rankings on Monday which showed Djokovic is still very
dominant, and now has exactly 141 weeks as World No. 1, making him move one place
up on the all-time list.
The Djoker could also skip past another great legend of the sport this year – John McEnroe from the United States. He would have to hold the No. 1 position for an addtion of 30 weeks, or to put a more exact timeframe to it - until the end of October 2015. However, for any other player who wants to get in this company of legends, it seems almost impossible to reach as far as 302 weeks at the top, and that’s where Federer is currently at.
Rafael Nadal is out of the Top 4 in the Rankings since Monday, and his spot in the Top 5 would have also been at risk, if David Ferer had won Miami. Luckily for the younger Spaniard, that didn’t happen, but Rafa has a few of his favourite clay tournaments ahead, where we expect him to shine. With the current situation, Nadal and Djokovic could easily even meet in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, as well as Monte Carlo where Djokovic lives, but Nadals feels like home.
Another negative record to mention, this time for Andy Murray, who is without a win against the Top 3 players since his 2013 Wimbledon triumph. After the Miami Open finals, Murray pointed out that Djokovic is at No. 1 for a reason, he hits great from both sides and has an overall great quality of strokes, with a great physical strength to add. Murray however has no idea what more to improve, as his trainings are already the best he can do.
Perhaps, he need more Wimbledon spirit and motivation to make great results. There should be a very interesting few weeks ahead of us. Pick your favorites, and enjoy this great tennis clay season.