Friday, January 8, 2021 00:04 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) Nadal still has a chance to save Federer’s record in the face of great pressure from Djokovic.
Roger Federer has not played since the 2020 Australian Open after undergoing laparoscopic surgery on his right knee. He has not yet recovered, so he withdrew from the 2021 Australian Open, which makes Federer’s record No. 1 tennis world (ATP) for the most weeks (310 weeks) of Federer shaking violently against Novak Djokovic.
Nadal (center) still has a chance to stop Djokovic (right) from breaking Federer’s record (left)
“The Djoker” has a 302th week standing “on top” of tennis, and just 9 more weeks, on 8/3/2021, the Serbian player will officially beat the record of “Express Train”. The last time Federer held the top spot on the tennis chart was 2018 and at the age of 39, it looks like the Swiss will hardly be able to return to world No. 1.
Federer is unlikely to increase the number of weeks to hold the No. 1, but Nadal has a chance to stop Djokovic. The Spanish “bull” is currently 2,180 points behind Djokovic and if he wants to dethrone his opponent, Nadal needs to win the 2021 Australian Open, ATP Cup and reach the quarterfinals of another event before March 8. is a necessary condition to usurp the Djokovic throne before March 8.
After the Australian Open, the Rotterdam Open is a possible event for Nadal to participate in earning points. Winning the ATP Cup, the Australian Open and reaching the quarterfinals of Rotterdam will help Nadal to number 1 in the world. But that is a necessary condition, a sufficient condition for Nadal to be No. 1 is that after the Australian Open, the Serbian player will not play any tournament until March 8.
Whatever happens in the next few weeks, Djokovic remains the proactive and open-minded man to break Federer’s record. If he lost this record, Federer still has a record of 237 consecutive weeks of holding number 1 in the world, in this category Djokovic is only ranked fourth with 122 weeks.
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