Add and continue without pausing, wasting records, generating daydreams in all sports fans, and placing themselves in a position to do legendary feats. Novak Djokovic’s reign at the top of the ATP rankings is still going strong, with 340 weeks at the top.
There are no signs that this reign will come to an end in the near future, therefore it might soon dethrone Steffi Graf as the tennis player with the most weeks at number one, with 377.
Clarey discusses Novak Djokovic brilliance
In the men’s tennis world, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are known as The Big Three.
Everyone has an opinion on The Big Three argument, and prominent New York Times tennis writer Christopher Clarey recently shared his thoughts on the subject. Christopher Clarey is a well-known journalist who contributes to the New York Times as a tennis writer.
In 2021, he wrote “The Master: Brilliant Career of Roger Federer,” a book about Roger Federer. “I’m not going to make a call on who is the best of all-time, but Novak looks like he is the best player in pure results on who is the best player in this era,” he said, as reported in Tennis 365.
Novak Djokovic, according to Clarey, has far better statistical results than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. “In my view, it has been both a burden and a blessing for Novak to have Roger and Rafa around.
If he was the dominant player in tennis, he wouldn’t have become the player he is now. To have a chance to go after the great champions who were so popular and to beat them on their best surfaces was a great opportunity for him and he has seized that,” he further added.
Last weekend, the Laver Cup featured six of the top ten men’s tennis players. The absence of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Roger Federer from competitive action guaranteed that the ATP top 10 remained unchanged.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Rafael Nadal, Matteo Berrettini, Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer, and Casper Ruud follow Djokovic and Medvedev in the rankings.
Hubert Hurkacz improved one rank to No. 12 at Metz, closing in on his personal best of No. 11. However, runner-up Pablo Carreno Busta of Metz stayed in 16th place. Novak Djokovic’s US Open campaign came to an end in the final match he played. The Serbian, who was trying for his calendar slam, was defeated in the finals by Russian Daniil Medvedev.
At Flushing Meadows, the world number two astonished everyone by winning his first grand slam title. The final score was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in Medvedev’s favor.