Why I think Djokovic will go down in tennis history as the eternal No. 1

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.06.2021) After his win in Roland Garros yesterday, I expect Novak Djokovic to overtake not only Rafael Nadal but also Roger Federer in the All-Time Ranking and become the GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time. Why? Let me try to explain.

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Zverev, Tsitsipas and Berrittini rise in the JFB 52 Week Ranking, Rublev and Nadal fall back

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.06.2021) Novak Djokovic scored a historic win at Roland Garros, has now won every Grand Slam tournament at least twice and remains the world No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Daniil Medvedev can defend position 2 with his good performance in Paris, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas rise two places each, Berrittini four. Andrey Rublev, Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman, on the other hand, fall back.

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Djokovic wins in Belgrade his 83rd title and is world No. 1 again, Korda wins in Parma

(Jürgen Fritz, 30.05.2021) For just two weeks, Daniil Medvedev was No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. With his victory in Belgrade, his 83rd title overall, Novak Djokovic has regained the top spot in the world rankings. In Parma, 20-year-old Sebastian Korda won his first ATP title, having previously won two tournaments on the Challenger Tour. Korda rises from 31 to 25 in the JFB ranking, meaning the USA once again has a player in the top 30.

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Nadal wins in Rome and rises from 6 to 4 in the JFB 52 Week Ranking – Djokovic drops from 1 to 2

(Jürgen Fritz, 17.05.2021) Rafael Nadal won the Masters tournament in Rome (C) for the tenth time with a final victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic. In the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, the clay court king rises from 6 to 4 with only 8 tournaments played, but Djokovic drops from 1 to 2. The new leader is ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev. And his compatriot Aslan Karatsev enters the top ten for the first time.

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Laureus Awards: Rafael Nadal named World Sportsman of the Year for the second time

(Jürgen Fritz, 07.05.2021) He is the greatest clay court player of all time and has long been a living sports legend. Now, at the age of 34, Rafael Nadal has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second time, ten years after his first honour. He had already been nominated for the sixth time (for his achievements in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and has now received this award for the second time. Congratulations, Rafa, what an honour!

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The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking on 26 April 2021

(Jürgen Fritz, 26.04.2021) In recent months, the ATP Ranking has repeatedly come in for criticism. The points system, which has been heavily modified due to the long pandemic break in play from March to August 2020, is said to be distorting, illogical, unfair and hardly understandable. JFB therefore developed a different scoring system that only takes into account results from the last 52 weeks, is less tendentious, more appropriate and quite simple to understand.

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Karatsev beats Djokovic in Serbia Open semi-final in 3:25 hour battle

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.04.2021) It was one of the best matches of the season. Aslan Karatsev defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Serbia Open in Belgrade last night in his home country – the tournament is organised by Novak’s brother – in the longest three-set match of the year after 3:25 hours 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Karatsev fended off 23 break points and achieved the „biggest victory of my career“.

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Karatsev schlägt Djokovic im Halbfinale der Serbia Open in 3:25 Stunden-Schlacht

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.04.2021) Es war eines der besten Spiele dieser Saison. Aslan Karatsev ringt gestern Abend im Halbfinale der Serbia Open in Belgrad Novak Djokovic in dessen Heimat – das Turnier wird von Novaks Bruder veranstaltet – im längsten Dreisatz-Match des Jahres nach 3:25 Stunden mit 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 nieder. Dabei wehrt Karatsev 23 Breakbälle ab und erringt den „größten Sieg meiner Karriere“.

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Monte Carlo Masters Preview

(Jürgen Fritz, 11.04.2021) In the 2021 ATP Race, Novak Djokovic is just ahead of Daniil Medvedev in first position, Rublev and Tsitsipas are in third and fourth, Zverev in eighth. Rafael Nadal has played only one tournament this year and is ranked 33nd in the live race, but that could change in the next eight days as the first major clay-court tournament begins today in Monte Carlo.

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Sinner and Hurkacz in the Miami Open final

(Jürgen Fritz, 03.04.2021) The Miami Open 2021 is the tournament of surprises. In the final of the first Masters 1000 event of the year, the fifth largest tournament in the world (96-player main draw), it is not Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem or Rafael Nadal, nor Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev or Andrey Rublev, but two completely different players that hardly anyone would have expected: Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz. How it came to this.

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Miami Open 2021: A big chance for these four guys

(Jürgen Fritz, 24.03.2021) The Miami Open 2021, the first Masters 1000 Tournament (C) of the year, starts today. In the absence of Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem, Federer and Berrittini, there is a huge chance for Medvedev and Zverev to win their fourth career C title, and for Tsitsipas and Rublev to win their first. Medvedev, Rublev and Tsitsipas can even overtake Djokovic and take the lead in the ATP Race to Turin. But let’s take a closer look.

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Medvedev über die Big Three: Ihre Rekorde werden auch in 100 Jahren nicht übertroffen

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.03.2021) Daniil Medvedev steht heute im Finale des D-Turniers in Marseille. Am Montag wird er als erster Spieler seit Juli 2005, der nicht Federer, Nadal, Djokovic oder Murray heißt, in die Top-Zwei der Weltrangliste aufsteigen. Auf eins bleibt Djokovic. In Marseille äußerte sich Medvedev zu dessen Allzeitrekord. Ab morgen wird Nole die 311. Woche auf eins stehen und damit Federers Rekord (310) brechen. Medvedev sagte auch etwas allgemein zu den Großen Drei.

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ATP 500 king Rublev also wins in Rotterdam

(Jürgen Fritz, 08.03.2021) Seventh tournament win since 2020. No other player on the planet has won as many ATP titles since then as Andrey Rublev. The 23-year-old Russian has reached ten singles finals in his career so far, winning eight of them – all of the last seven. After his win in Rotterdam, he rises from 5 to 3 in the ATP Race to Turin. And his match record against top ten players is the fifth best in the last 24 months.

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Medvedev blunders and the Big Four remain untouched since 2005

(Jürgen Fritz, 04.03.2021) Since July 2005, there have only been four players who have made it into the world’s top two: Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic. Daniil Medvedev had the chance this week in Rotterdam to be the first to enter this sphere. All he had to do was reach the final of the C tournament. But the Russian failed in the very first round. So for the time being, the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 are only for the big four.

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Medvedev patzt und die Big-Four bleiben seit 2005 unangetastet

(Jürgen Fritz, 04.03.2021) Seit Juli 2005 gibt es nur vier Spieler, die es in die Top-Zwei der Welt schafften: Federer, Nadal, Murray und Djokovic. Daniil Medvedev hatte diese Woche in Rotterdam die Chance, als Erster in diese Sphäre vorzudringen. Er hätte nur das Endspiel des C-Turniers erreichen müssen. Doch der Russe patzte gleich in der ersten Runde. Damit bleibt es vorerst dabei: Die Nr. 1 und 2 der Welt sind nur etwas für die Großen Vier.

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