Djokovic is defending 6,500 more points this season, do you think he can keep most?

ND-13

Legend
I think the top 8 if Djokovic chooses not to play would be

Sinner
Alcaraz
Zverev
Rune
Medvedev
Tsitsipas
Ruud
Rublev
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Can he keep 3250 points?

Wimbledon, Cincy, USO -> 1400 - 4000 points. Say 1400.
Shanghai, Paris, ATP Finals -> 900+ points.

So to me his minimum is 2300 extra points this year, so he'd just need to exceed the R3-SF I expect once or twice. A single slam final will do that perfectly, or a couple of other events.
 

jackson vile

G.O.A.T.
I don’t think he’s worried about points at this POINT :-D

He’s already won everything, so if he’s going to sacrifice more time it needs to be something that takes something away from another player

Another Wim or USO etc
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
I mean why would he bother defending those points if he doesn't have #1 ranking anymore.

Anyways there are other pressing issues to take care, injury being one of them.
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
Technically only 5000 points as Yec points depends upon your ranking, let say he came back in Paris and wins even then he will not qualify for yec.
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
Can he keep 3250 points?

Wimbledon, Cincy, USO -> 1400 - 4000 points. Say 1400.
Shanghai, Paris, ATP Finals -> 900+ points.

So to me his minimum is 2300 extra points this year, so he'd just need to exceed the R3-SF I expect once or twice. A single slam final will do that perfectly, or a couple of other events.

I don't think he'll be playing Wimbledon - so that takes points off the table immediately. Need to understand from him what the current status and recovery schedule will look like to determine the rest of the year
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
No and there's no reason other than avoiding the best players until the QF of tournaments at least.

Djokovic should only be playing for 1-2 more Slams for another year or two and call it a day.

Still, I don't know how anyone can motivate himself after having such career. There's nothing to play for anymore. And no, we've been through this discussion about gold at the Olympics. Tennis shouldn't even be an olympic sport.
 

messiahrobins

Hall of Fame
Not like it matters at this point, he's in the same boat as Rafa and Federer.......... literally nothing to prove and only beaten by time.
Agreed although i think this is the most bitter ending of the Big 3 if it is essentially the end of being a slam contender. Djokovic you just know wanted another crack at Alcaraz and Sinner at a slam, he was super pumped at Roland Garros, literally was leaving it all out there. His DNA is he likes to set records straight as much as he can and i think for him, from what we see of him as a personality and so insanely competitive, to end his career (if it turns out to be the end at the highest level of winning big events) with losses to Sinner Alcaraz Nadal and Federer (excluding AO when Federer himself was injured that match so i refer to the WTF in London) the last time he played them will not sit well with him. The Sinner and Alcaraz losses in particular will sting for a long time as they were at his two best events.
It is just so very sad given he was the fittest player the sport has ever seen.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Agreed although i think this is the most bitter ending of the Big 3 if it is essentially the end of being a slam contender. Djokovic you just know wanted another crack at Alcaraz and Sinner at a slam, he was super pumped at Roland Garros, literally was leaving it all out there. His DNA is he likes to set records straight as much as he can and i think for him, from what we see of him as a personality and so insanely competitive, to end his career (if it turns out to be the end at the highest level of winning big events) with losses to Sinner Alcaraz Nadal and Federer (excluding AO when Federer himself was injured that match so i refer to the WTF in London) the last time he played them will not sit well with him. The Sinner and Alcaraz losses in particular will sting for a long time as they were at his two best events.
It is just so very sad given he was the fittest player the sport has ever seen.
Still trolling I see lol
 

messiahrobins

Hall of Fame
Still trolling I see lol
No not at all. Djokovic was the fittest player of all time. And to him the Olympics was clearly huge. So if this injury prevents him properly having a crack at the Olympics it is the most bitter ending of the Big 3 obviously. I genuinely feel sorry for him, and for what its worth i wanted him to win Wimbledon as he was my pick and he was inspirational at the FO this year so i feel he deserves to at least tie Federer at W. But Novak craves the Olympics, and he at least deserves the opportunity to be able to compete well at the Olympics.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
I doubt he'll be back before the summer HC swing and doubt he'll be in a position to win slams or big tournaments again until 2025. Assuming it's a minor tear and he can recover fully.
 

Krish0608

G.O.A.T.
No way. His body is breaking down now. He’ll probably put his heart and soul on Olympics and USO. But I very much doubt he’ll win either.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
That he remained number one this year until now without playing much or winning anything is the epitome of how silly weeks at #1 is as a stat, which is something I personally have said isn't a good metric of success overall. At least as a barometer of who is currently the best in the world.
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
That he remained number one this year until now without playing much or winning anything is the epitome of how silly weeks at #1 is as a stat, which is something I personally have said isn't a good metric of success overall. At least as a barometer of who is currently the best in the world.
Weeks at no 1 mean most point in last 52 weeks, I don't know what hard to understand
 
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