Novak Djokovic phe may have celebrated the defeat of Rafael Nadal against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Not because one of his great adversaries will be left out at the Australian Open but because the Serbian will overcome Roger Federer’s record in weeks as World No. 1.
Djokovic, current No. 1, has been at the top of the ranking for 307 weeks and will surpass Roger Federer’s 310 in March. Nadal, current No. 2, will not be able to reach it at this time: the Serbian has 12,030 points while the Manacorí is at 9,850. Daniil Medvedev will surpass Dominic Thiem from Monday and he could surpass Nadal if he won the tournament.
In 2020, Nadal equaled Roger Federer’s record for Grand Slam titles and now Novak Djokovic surpasses that of weeks as No. 1. The week that will match him, on March 8, the Swiss will return to the courts in Doha after more than a year of inactivity.