‘Novak Djokovic must have really gone to his limit’, says former No.1

Weeks pass and Novak Djokovic continues to fall away in one of the great records of “white sport”. Even losing the final of the US Open, the Serbian tennis player remained at the top of the ATP rankings, separating more and more in the record of more weeks as the number one in the world. With everything and that he has been absent at multiple stops on the circuit, and reappeared at the US Open, “Nole” comfortably stayed at the top of the men’s tennis rankings. Djokovic, 34, awoke 340 per week as the number one in the world, increasingly far from the pursuers of him in that classification. The Serbian is already the tennis player who accumulates the longest time in the position of honor and there is no moment in which they can displace him. His triumph at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon gives him a margin for him to reach the last Grand Slam of the year with the lead in his hands. At the moment he already takes 30 weeks from his main pursuer, which is the Swiss Roger Federer with 310. Although the “express” is still active and is currently sixth in the ranking, the possibility that he will return to the top at 39 years of age is very remote. The third and last place on the podium is occupied by the American Pete Sampras with 286 weeks.

Becker talks about Djokovic

Boris Becker recently spoke at length about his former ward Novak Djokovic, pointing out how the Serb is often portrayed as the “bad guy”. Becker claimed Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have never been subject to such scrutiny, which makes the treatment meted out to Djokovic “unfair”. “I know Novak privately and professionally, and I can only say that he is a fine guy,” Becker said while speaking on Eurosport. “A competitor who sometimes misbehaves on the court, but who doesn’t? The public, including the media, really have to get used to the fact that there are not just two, but three [legends], who have great qualities as players and as individuals.” Given his Calendar Slam ambitions, Novak Djokovic was constantly on edge during the fortnight in New York. It wasn’t surprising that he found the going even tougher during the final, as he was just one match away from the elusive feat. Boris Becker, on his part, reckons that Novak Djokovic went over his limit of mental endurance during the final. “I’ve never seen Novak cry on the tennis court,” Becker said. “He must have really gone to his limit, or over the limit, emotionally.”

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