The current success of youthful gamers on the lads’s tour factors to an “inevitable” shift on the prime of the ATP rankings, stated world primary Novak Djokovic.
Russian Daniil Medvedev, 25, gained the ATP Finals and the Paris Masters titles final 12 months and has already displaced Spaniard Nadal from second spot.
Hubert Hurkacz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev have gained the three Masters occasions this 12 months with Greek Tsitsipas the youngest of them at 22.
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“There are guys like Tsitsipas, Zverev, (Matteo) Berrettini, (Andrey) Rublev which can be successful towards all of us and taking part in quite a bit and constructing their rating factors,” he added.
“Medvedev as properly, after all, and difficult for the highest spots. Dominic Thiem has been there for a few years.
“It is inevitable that it is going to occur. The change on the lads’s rankings, prime of the rankings is coming. Whether or not it is going to occur in a month or a 12 months or no matter, I do not know.”
Whereas the 39-year-old Federer missed a lot of the final 14 months resulting from knee issues, Djokovic handed his document for essentially the most weeks as world primary in March.
However the Serbian, who has gained 18 Grand Slam titles, is extra targeted on chasing down the 20 main wins of Federer and the 34-year-old Nadal.
“I am not personally paying an excessive amount of consideration anymore to the rankings as a lot as I’m to my sport for the Grand Slams,” he stated. “These are the most important focus tournaments proper now at this stage of my profession.”
Djokovic has made modifications to his schedule to spend extra time along with his household and since his Melbourne win has solely performed the Monte Carlo Masters and an occasion at house in Belgrade.
He’ll wind up his preparations for the French Open, which begins on the finish of the month, with this week’s Rome Masters and one other ATP occasion in Belgrade.
“4 tournaments earlier than French is I feel sufficient by way of the match play,” he stated. “So I am constructing my health and I am constructing simply my sport slowly step-by-step as a way to peak in Paris. That is undoubtedly the place I wish to play my greatest.”
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