Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are about to start their race for the top position in the rankings and the Spaniard is already leading the Serbian the live rankings. In fact, in the live rankings, Novak drops the oints that he accumulated last year in Paris and in London so the King of Clay is leading by 1,280 points.
Nadal ending the year as the world no.1
Rafa is sure to end the season as the world no.1 if he wins the title in Paris or he reaches the final, but he doesn’t lose to Novak Djokovic. Anyway, the Serbian needs to have an extremely strong run in France if he wants to have a chance of grabbing the top spot of the rankings by the end of the year. Djokovic started soon after Wimbledon that his immediate target would have been breaking Federer’s record of being more than 310 weeks at the top of the rankings. It would have been extremely important for the Serbi to end the year as the world no.1 to break this record, but the chances are very low for this to happen.
Matteo Berrettini no.8
Matteo has broken in the top10 and he is currently number 8 in the live rankings. This means that if he manages to keep the position, he will qualify for the ATP Finals in London.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.2, Rafael played his last match on the 8th of September when he defeated Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in the final in U.S. Open to win his 84th career title.
This year Rafael has a 47-6 win-loss record. Nadal has won 4 titles in 2019 in Rome, at the French Open, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open. The Spaniard was the finalist at the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Currently ranked no.1, Novak played his last match on the 11th of October when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the quarter in Shanghai.
This year Novak has a 48-9 win-loss record. Djokovic conquered 4 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon and in Tokyo. The Serbian was the finalist in Rome.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic played each other 54 times. The head to head is 28-26 for Djokovic.
The last time that they competed against each other, Rafael Nadal won 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the final in Rome on the 19th May 2019.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
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