Old World No. 8 Janko Tipsarević believes Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will once again dominate the ATP rankings in 2021. Serbs are confident that his compatriots will secure the end of the seventh year. One honor this year, ahead of Rafa, who should stay in front of Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tipsarević said he saw Novak as a hard and dominant figure and praised Rafa’s record for Clay, but said Djokovic could beat him on the slowest surface. In the last three years, Nadal and Djokovic have finished in the top two to set a ranking record, second and third on the oldest year-end top two list after Roger.
In 34 years and 6 months, Nadal was the closest rival to Federer, winning the top two seasons for the fourth consecutive year and a record 12th place, leaving Switzerland in 11th place. Like 2018 and 2019, Nadal spent a year at the top. 2. After losing to Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open quarterfinals, he lost the ATP throne to Novak Djokovic, but settled in second place.
Rafa bounced off at the end of the season, defeating Djokovic in a title clash and then winning the 20th major title at Roland Garros. Thiem had the opportunity to move in front of the Spaniards, but that didn’t happen. He left Rafa in a monopoly group, closer to Federer’s age record.
Meanwhile, Djokovic was the top two player at the end of the year, surpassing Nadal after Melbourne to win the top two in his sixth year. One honor that moved him before Federer and Nadal.
Janko Tipsarević remained at the top in 2021 in favor of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
At 33 years and 7 months, Novak has the opportunity to follow Federer’s record in the coming years and is eager to extend his career and pursue his biggest rival in the GOAT race.
Djokovic currently has 17 major titles and won one trophy in 2020, but couldn’t repeat it in New York and Paris. Novak is a good leader in Nadal, Thiem and other fields, preparing for the new season and aiming for the crown of the ninth Australian Open in February.
“I think Novak Djokovic, like Clay’s Rafael Nadal, is still the dominant figure on the hard court. In fact, Novak can beat Clay’s Rafa and Nadal has an advantage over young players. I can’t say it was. At the Australian Open.
Still, Rafa has repeatedly proved that we are all wrong and we cannot rule out him. If we avoid injuries, I think we’ll finish the 2021 season in the top two, with Novak at the top and Rafa at second, “said Janko Tipsarević.
– Tennis Sports
“Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal finish 2021 at the top”
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