Novak Djokovic, former world number one, has lost the leadership of the ATP ranking, which he held for a long time. The Serbian champion has been excluded from many tournaments this season due to the decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Many exclusions, first of all from the tournaments in Australia and the United States, 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 tournament 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 triumph, in the final, over the Norwegian Casper Ruud, gave another record of an extraordinary career, a career destined to remain in the history of this sport.
Djokovic has incredible longevity numbers and despite being a bit ahead, also with age, the Serb continues to achieve great results. There are 11 seasons in which Novak Djokovic has won at least 5 titles or more throughout 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 has finished 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 caught up with Jimmy Connors in this particular ranking, the only player so far to have won at least 5 titles in 11 different seasons. Nole has thus unseated only Roger Federer in this ranking, stopped at 10 seasons while Rafa Nadal has 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 active.
Wawrinka pays tribute to Federer
A guest on the program on Aparté on Canal Plus this Thursday, Stan Wawrinka resumed the essential role that Roger Federer played in his career.
“When I arrived, Roger was already practically at the top of tennis. He took me like an older brother. He helped me, we trained a lot together. I was lucky to be able to rub shoulders with him a lot, in training, in tournaments.
In the Davis Cup we share many things. He later became a friend. We were somewhat on the same level, not in career, but in behavior, mutual aid. I owe him a lot in my career.»