This week, world number one Novak Djokovic has once again entered tennis history. The Serbian champion has overtaken Roger Federer and now with 311 weeks at the top of the standings he is the tennis player who holds this record over any opponent.
The numbers of Nole are incredible and given a slight decline in Nadal (excluding the results on clay) and the NextGen who are struggling to take off, these numbers can be clearly and further increased. During the press conference in Marseille, the new number 2 in the world, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, talked about Nole and in general about the records that the Big Three have achieved in recent years.
Medvedev challenged Djokovic to the Australian Open final, even the second part of the experts was the favorite but Djokovic dominated and won the title in three sets.
Medvedev's words on the Big Three
Despite great results on hard courts, also witnessed by the victory at the last ATP Finals, Daniil still appears far from the Serbian champion in the Slams.
Here are his words about it: "Novak Djokovic's record? It is an incredible result and certainly Elo makes him happy. Seeing how he is playing I am convinced that Nole can reach 400 weeks as number one Atp. It is obvious that we will try to reach him, in the Australian Open final I did almost nothing to beat him, but these things happen in the world of sport.
Nobody will make it easy for you but you will have to earn it all. As for the Big Three it has to be said that their records are insane and I don't think anyone will beat their achievements for 100 years. It's really strange to see things like that in sport and I don't think you can tell them much, you just have to admire them."
Daniil Medvedev is currently engaged in the finals of the ATP tournament in Marseille where he will challenge Pierre-Hugues Herbert and is now on the hunt for his tenth career ATP title. For the Russian now the next step after the Grand Slam finals is to finally win a Grand Slam title.
Roger Federer, after the efforts of the second round with Daniel Evans, fails to break down the resistance of Nikoloz Basilashvili, at the Doha ATP event. He fights with everything that is available, cancels three break points in the heart of the deciding set, in the tenth game he even gets a match point.
At the end of the match, it is an empty pass with the service available at 5-5 that cost the match. He finishes 3-6 6-1 7-5 after just under two hours of play, yes, but it doesn't matter. Federer, who needed to replay, will also be present in Dubai. For the Georgian tennis player this is obviously the most valuable victory in his career.