Did Djokovic travel to United States? Where is he now?
How long can Djokovic stay #1 if there is no tennis at all even in the clay season?No Indian Wells this year sadly. Hope this isn't a beginning of mass cancellation of big tennis events...
As far as Djokovic is concerned, he will gain another couple of weeks at number 1. Just an appearance in Miami would mean Nadal has to go all the way to overtake him, while reaching the final in Miami Gardens would guarantee tying of Pete Sampras' total of 286 weeks next month.
Nadal can't overtake him due to defending more points in the clay season while others are too far behind.How long can Djokovic stay #1 if there is no tennis at all even in the clay season?
Yeah definitely Thiem definitely loses out the most from the IW cancellation. He just got to no3 and now this happens. I fear things are only gonna get worse. If the pattern continues wouldn’t be surprised if they cancel events upcoming and RG and Wimbledon are cancelled too.This is going to wreak havoc on not just Novak's form but others as well. It's the right thing to do but it sucks. I especially feel for Thiem.
Yeah, so sad because the Monfils match actually raise the bar of his tennis as seen in the Tsitsipas match. Would be great to see another Djoker/Nadal final with great tennis being displayed.I actually don't like this because Djokovic managed to get in great form and would probably win IW. Such a shame...
I also think the rest would do hin good. The offseason was very short, he played his last match of 2019 on November 22nd, and first one this year on January 4th. That can not be adequate at his age.The rest may not be such a bad thing for Novak. However, it depends how much of an impact this makes on the whole season. If he’s just missing a couple of events it’s not a big deal.
However, the worrying signs are that this could cause multiple cancellations which is bad for Rafa and Novak especially. As they both in good form. The only silver lining is this would almost guarantee djoko’s record weeks at no1 and year end no1 records.
Out of all the big 3 of course this benefits Fed the most. Fed fans will be happy but we will see what happens going forward.
As I posted on Feb 24, this is serious and I hope someone from Novak's team follows this thread and considers.Novak should consider skipping tournaments until the coronavirus situation is cleared. Keep Monty, RG, and Wimby for now. He can always get the #1 record.
It is very serious. Rome is in doubt. So is Tokyo Olympics.
I expect depleted draws in RG and Wimby due to player illness, health concern, or travel bans.
And his team should use private jet if they are to travel at all.
ATP froze its rankings due to the coronavirus crisis, which means Djoker will stay at 282 weeks, until the time, when ATP Tour reboots.
It is more than unfair. He IS the number one player and the weeks doesn't count?ATP froze its rankings due to the coronavirus crisis, which means Djoker will stay at 281 weeks, until the time, when ATP Tour reboots.
We are experiencing difficult times, but let us not lose hope. Every crisis once ends.
Weeks in 1st place will not count during the pause. This article it confirms:Today Nole is at 282 by ATP site.
I hope ATP continues to count weeks. We have a ranking, it's frozen, not canceled. So we have a number 1. And weeks are going.
We haven't new rankings every week, but when a slam is played, and we haven't a new ranking for 2 weeks, they awarded 2 weeks at number 1 at the number 1 player before the slam.
So if, now, we will haven't ranks for X weeks, they would award X weeks at number 1 to Nole.
It's cruel for Novak, but I believe that in spite of the current suspension of ATP ranking, Djoker will break Roger's record in the future. But it will be later.It is more than unfair. He IS the number one player and the weeks doesn't count?
The ATP does not want Novak to get the record. He gets older and weaker during the break. This gives Federer an advantage.
It'll never be the same again. Novak was interrupted in the middle of his run. At Federer's, the weeks would have continued to count.
I keep counting, because he's on number one. What a mess. He could not be more clearly disadvantaged. 18-0. Top shape.
Thank you very much ATP
I remember watching this match while I was out in Detroit that year. I was so excited because I had only recently jumped on the Djokovic bandwagon during Sydney earlier that year and this was the first big win that I celebrated as a Novak fan, turned out to be the first of many.On this day, thirteen years ago, Djokovic won his first Masters title, beating Canas in three straights sets in the 2007 Miami Open final.
He now has 34 trophies from that category.
The Heavyweight Champion will rise again. Unfortunately, these are things that are outside the control of anyone. The most important is that they are all healthy when the tennis begins again.During Novak's career, Wimbledon has become his second GS domain (5 titles overall, 4 titles in the last 6 events), so the official cancelation of Wimbledon 2020 released today 1st April is worse news for Djoker than would be the cancellation of USO 2020 or RG 2020
This is amazing. Thank you Novak.Djokovic helped Bergamo - "Novak has a golden heart"
The world's best player Novak Djokovic decided to help Bergamo, the Italian city which was affected the most by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Serbian donated a currently undisclosed amount to Bergamo. Previously he donated one million Euros to his homeland Serbia.
Bergamo currently has 61.326 people infected, with 11.142 passing away.
"Djokovic with the golden heart" - headlines in the Italian press.
"That's right, Djokovic has a golden heart. He never stops being generous. The best people are those who help silently, not exposing themselves, and people don't know what they do. We found about his love for Italy from someone else, not from him. Novak Djokovic impressed me, the best player in the world, who after huge donations to Serbia helped us too. When he heard the news from our province Lombardy, he helped. He is a great man. I hope I will be able to hug him soon", said Peter Assembergs, director of the health center Bergamo, in "Porta a porta" interview.
"Novak's donation will help in modernization of shock rooms in Treviglio hospital, which is currently the most important place in the fight against coronavirus. The hospital will buy masks, protective glasses, respirators, defibrillators, monitors, lamps and other needed equipment, which will additionally ease the work of medicine workers. All thanks to Novak Djokovic's donation", claims Assemberg.