How Long Will Novak Djokovic be Number One?

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Novak Djokovic is the 25th player in the history of the ATP to hold the number one ranking. How long will it last for the Serb?

Novak Djokovic, the new world number one, is the current holder of the Australian Open title, the Wimbledon title, and numerous other ATP titles. His consistent high level play, mainly in 2011, has seen him become the 25th player in ATP history to hold the number one ranking as the Serbian supplanted Rafael Nadal as of July 4th, 2011.

The timing of Djokovic's rise to the top suggests that his stay as number one will be a long one as he gains the number one ranking immediately following the clay court and grass court seasons. 

Djokovic's best surface has traditionally been the hard court surface and yet he's number one without having played one ball on cement this summer.

Djokovic already has 13,285 ranking points to his credit, that impressive total despite missing one of the Masters tournaments (Monte Carlo).

Looking ahead there are a couple good opportunities for Djokovic to increase his 2000 point lead over Rafael Nadal in the race for top spot.

The next two significant tournaments coming up are the Canadian Masters and the Cincinnati Masters with the champion from each of those events receiving 1000 ranking points.

Djokovic, who might win them both, only earned 540 ranking points in those two tournaments combined last season and it would not be surprising if he turned a significant net gain in them this season.

That could put him way out in front of Nadal for top spot on tour and with Rafa's confidence shaken and with all to lose at Flushing Meadows as the defending champion, Djokovic might set himself up for a nice lead on top of ATP rankings that could last for months and months and months.

Nadal does not turn in his best results on the hard court surface and world number three, Roger Federer, isn't playing his best any longer and would exceed expectations if he defended his Cincinnati title.

I don't think Djokovic's reign as number one will be short termed at all, especially since the two players in closest pursuit are losing momentum. Perhaps it's foolhardy to try and guess exactly how many weeks Djokovic will stay on top but I would be surprised if he lost top spot before the end of the 2012 Australian Open at least.



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