While Novak Djokovic did not score any points in the ATP ranking through US Open 2020, but he is still top on the same. After the US Open disqualification conflicts, Serbian is now playing in the Rome Masters which is a key warm-up tournament for the upcoming French Open 2020.
However, the 17-times Grand Slam winner Djokovic keeps his eyes on the two greatest records of all time which is held by his rival Roger Federer. Serbian wishes to surpass the Swiss as the player with the most weeks of No.01 in the ATP ranking while he wants to overcome Federer in the Grand Slam records as well.
Even though Novak has already reached second place in the ATP ranking, he is now tying with Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks.
World number one Novak Djokovic recently said, “Surpassing Pete’s record is very special to me. I always looked up to him, at how mentally strong and resilient he was. This is one of my 2 biggest professional goals: surpassing Roger’s record for longest No 1 & win as many Slams as possible. I’m in a good position”
When Could Djokovic Surpass Federer’s Record
While Roger Federer has stayed top of the table for 310 weeks, Djokovic needs to dwell for 24 weeks more as the number one player in the world. If he remains number one until the first week of March 2021, he would equal Federer’s record.
On the other hand, Djokovic is now three short of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record of 20 titles. If Federer will not compete in the next three Grand Slam tournaments, it would be complicated for Djokovic to claim three Grand Slam titles straightaway against Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem. Meanwhile, Djokovic has a chance to do it sooner or later.