The action is back and all-time records shake again. This time, it will be Novak Djokovic who will go for a top mark: the 35 titles in Masters 1000.
The only one to reach that figure is Rafael Nadal, who will be absent in the New York bubble, where he starts the action with the Cincinnati M1000.
On paper, the Serbian starts as a favorite, taking into account the loss of the Spanish and even Roger Federer (third in the count with 28 and who will not play until 2021).
And then? Nadal will be a bench in Rome, where he won nine times although, of course, nothing favors the cancellations of Monte-Carlo (11 conquests) and Madrid (5).
Why? The other Masters 1000 to be played this year will be in Paris, on indoor courts, and where the Serbian is the tennis player who has won the most times in history, with 5.