While many believe that the Grand Slam bout will be a deciding factor in determining the GOAT, there is a ranking where Novak Djokovic it is not surpassed by its rivals. In fact, Nole occupies the top position on the all-time prize pool list, with a staggering total of $164,691,308 million.
This places him well ahead of Rafa Nadal, who occupies second place with 134,329,921 million. On the lowest step of the podium we find Roger Federer, standing at 130,594,339 million dollars. He is followed by Andy Murray, who is trying by all means to get back on top with the help of Ivan Lendl.
Pressed by journalists during the World Tennis League in Dubai, Djokovic reiterated his intention to play for a long time: «I would like to continue as long as possible. I have never thought of retiring until now.
Things are going pretty well for me, I can’t complain. As long as I can express myself at this level and have the fire inside, I’ll keep going.»
Djokovic had a particular season
Djokovic has had a very difficult year due to his decision not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
The Serbian champion was unable to play in either the Australian Open or the US Open, in addition to being caught in the eye of the storm at the beginning of 2022. Also due to his vaccination status, the former world number 1 also had to give up to all the Masters 1000 in the United States, Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati.
The best version of Nole was seen on the grass of Wimbledon, where he took the seventh seal of his career for the fourth consecutive year. The 35-year-old from Belgrade thus equaled his idol Pete Sampras and moved just one length away from Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam rankings.
Nole enhanced his season by also winning the ATP Finals in Turin, the Internazionali BNL in Italy, the ATP 500 in Astana and the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv. The player trained by Goran Ivanisevic was cleared to travel to Australia in January and will seek his tenth title at the 2023 Australian Open.