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Paul Murphy
09-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic aims to reclaim the world number one spot by the end of the year, he said during a promotional tour to Taipei.
Djokovic was knocked off the world number one ranking when Swiss legend Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title and 17th career grand slam title in July to reclaim the position he last held in May 2010.
``That's one of the goals. Of course I want to be number one of the world again. It's an ambition. It's possible (by) the end of the year,'' Djokovic told reporters.
``I try to focus on each tournament individually and see how it goes. I need to play really well because there are so many great players in this moment ... so we'll see.''
After a remarkable 2011, when he recorded one of the greatest individual seasons in tennis history and a dominant start to 2012, Djokovic has come up short in the last three grand slams.
He lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final followed by a semi-final loss to Federer at Wimbledon. Most recently, he lost his 2011 US Open crown to Scotsman Andy Murray earlier this month.

AAP.

Will he do it?

oy vey
09-30-2012, 06:33 PM
I say he will do it. Maybe. ;-)

RF20Lennon
09-30-2012, 06:41 PM
He's a great guy But I would like Fed to retain the #1 ranking!!

TMF
09-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Whoever said grand slam is the only thing that matters should read this thread. Ranking is important to player's legacy and Nole is smart to go after it.

Mike Sams
09-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Federer has quite a few rankings points to defend. Djokovic has a lot to gain.

smoledman
09-30-2012, 09:12 PM
It's in Nole's hands as he has a 1000 point lead on Federer.

Sentinel
09-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Djokovic should take a rest right now so he's good to go in 2013. He should not bother about the #1 ranking if he is wise. Taking a rest right now will lengthen his career.

(I hope he is reading this).

ledwix
09-30-2012, 11:21 PM
Djokovic will probably end up with more years at #1 than Nadal. Nadal is more of a one-surface specialist than Djoke, so his ranking points come more from a pivotal point in the season. If he falters just once in the clay season, it's bad news for Nadal's rank.

smoledman
09-30-2012, 11:28 PM
Djokovic will probably end up with more years at #1 than Nadal. Nadal is more of a one-surface specialist than Djoke, so his ranking points come more from a pivotal point in the season. If he falters just once in the clay season, it's bad news for Nadal's rank.

Only if he gets his 2nd YE #1 this year. This is a prime opportunity for him.

Sabratha
09-30-2012, 11:37 PM
Federer has a good shot at retaining it, too.

smoledman
09-30-2012, 11:40 PM
Federer has a good shot at retaining it, too.

Only if he goes all out and wins everything on his schedule, not likely. Djokovic doesn't have to do that much actually.