16 May 2011

Novak "No Djok" kovic is Closing In

The world’s number two, Novak Djokovic who spent years under the shadow of Federer and Rafa is closing in to take the number one spot from Nadal and it may probably come real soon. It’s no “Djok” for Novak with the way he is playing at the moment. He seems to manhandle Rafa in his favorite clay court and more so that he ended Nadal’s two year dominance in clay by beating him at the Italian Open. In fact, it’s twice in a row for Djokovic since he also beat Nadal last week at Madrid Open.

And you think that would be it?

It seems that there’s no way of stopping Djokovic (at least at this moment) in his mastery over Nadal and Roger. He won twice in a row already on clay court but it is actually four overall that he have beaten Nadal every time they meet in the finals. It all started at the Indian Wells Masters and next was in Miami Masters. It did not stop right there as it rolled to Nadal’s favorite clay surface. He defeated Nadal for the first time on clay in Madrid Open and became the first player to beat Rafa on clay twice in a row on the same year. He has now won seven consecutive tournaments since the Davis Cup.

And a week going to the Roland Garros, Djokovic have been collecting a bunch of records and possibly re-write the old history record of 46 ATP winning streak in the Open era. He is now standing at 37 wins that started at his second grand slam title at the Australian Open but it could stretch longer to 39 wins if the Davis Cup is included. Then possibly grab the number 1 ranking from Nadal after the French Open. So don’t miss Novak “No Djok” kovic in his quest to claim the world number 1 spot in men’s tennis starting on 22 May.

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