Was referring only to his ongoing streak, Nadal is likely to take over soon. Down the road I imagine Djokovic will manage to be the top guy again from time to time...Why only a few ?
So Nadal won't play until Bercy?Good resistance from Soeda in the second set. Djokovic could have finished it earlier but this is alright too.
Hopefully the shoulder won't bother him anymore. There is stuff on the line until the end of the season. If he manages to win both Asian events, one would feel he is back in contention for the year end number one. But Fed and Med won't allow it to be easy in Shanghai.
I'd bet on Nadal winning the Race to London. But if Djokovic is back to full fitness and the point gap by then is small, then he would have a realistic chance of ending the year as the top guy.Djokovic has the YE#1 in his own hands. If he wins both Tokyo and Shanghai (where Nadal won't most likely play and can't add any points), he will be a few hundred points away from Nadal at Bercy and then it's all about who can ouperform who the last few weeks.
So with Nadal only playing Bercy and WTFs, he has given Djokovic atleast a say in this to catch up.
Very classy comments from Millman.Statement of finalists after the match: