Novak Djokovic, former number one in the world, has lost the leadership of the ATP ranking, which he had held for a long time. The Serbian champion has been excluded from many tournaments this season, due to the decision not to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
Lots of excellent exclusions, firstly those from the tournaments in Australia and the USA, but despite this, the Balkan talent has won five tournaments this season. Some minor tournaments but above all historic victories such as the twenty-first Wimbledon Grand Slam and above all the ATP Finals in Turin.
The tournament that took place a few days ago in Italy allowed Nole to reach 6 wins in the Roger Federer Finals and more. Turin’s victory, in the final, over the Norwegian Casper Ruud, set a new record for an extraordinary career, a career destined to go down in the history of this sport.
Djokovic as Connors, the Serbian better than Federer and Nadal
Djokovic has incredible longevity numbers and despite being a bit ahead of him as well, with age the Serb continues to achieve great results. There are 11 seasons in which Novak Djokovic has achieved at least 5 titles or more in the course of his career.
This year the most important show of force with Nole who has won five titles despite having played only a small part of this season. Djokovic ended the season as the tennis player with the most titles, on a par with Carlos Alcaraz and ahead of Rafael Nadal.
An extraordinary season for Djokovic who has reached Jimmy Connors in this particular ranking, the only player to date who has won at least 5 titles in 11 different seasons. Nole has highlighted only Roger Federer in this ranking, standing at 10 seasons while Rafa Nadal is behind 9 seasons with at least 5 titles.
The Spaniard is the only one who can still chase Djokovic in this ranking, among the tennis players who are still in business.
Tennis players who have won at least 5 titles in different seasons:
Djokovic 11 seasons
connors 11 seasons
Roger Federer 10 seasons
Lendl 9 seasons
Nadal 9 seasons