Novak Djokovic is the tennis player with the highest number of full seasons as number 1 of the world throughout the history of white sport. As if this were not enough, this is the second campaign in which the Serbian has not abandoned that position for a single week, after he also did so in 2021. Thus equaling Pete Sampras e Ivan Lendl, surpassing the Lleyton Hewitt and standing one season away from matching Roger Federer y Jimmy Connors.
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Season over ATP with the conclusion of the ATP Finals, this also leaves us the Top 10 of what has been this great year 2021, which has had practically everything and where there are several newcomers, who did not know what it was like to step on this select group in their careers. Novak Djokovic finished with almost 3,000 points of difference over Daniil Medvedev, getting three of the big four in a spectacular year. It is going to cost someone to get off that position, even in the first semester of 2022.
So much has been the success this year of Nole that even his greatest rivals, such as the German Alexander Zverev, he was encouraged to talk about the Serbian’s role in his growth as a player.
“I think that in recent years he has become a figure that many players appreciate, many players appreciate being able to talk to him. He understands me. We have debates, not only about tennis, but about things in life and what happens in the world. That’s why I appreciate it. For me, there is no one in the world who should be more respected than Novak. Knowing where he comes from and everything he has achieved, he is the best player of all time and I think that sometimes people forget that, “he said. Sascha.