He's only a bit over half to Nadal so let's not get too excited.
Are you saying it's unrealistic that Novak will stay the No. 1 until October?
Originally Posted by RafaelNadalisGod
Doesn't matter unless he gets 11 slams which he won't come near
Wishful thinking. Steve Flink said (at the time when Nadal had 10 slams) that Jack Kramer is greater player than Nadal even though Kramer has 3
Novak has a good shot at surpassing Nadal but to me it's not that significant as it has so much to do with timing - Nadal would have been no.1 from 2005-2010 if it hadn't been for Roger - he earned more points as no.2 than many players in the past did to be no.1. So his lack of time at no.1 has a clear explanation and not something which I would mark him down against vs Novak.
Following your logic, I can say that Sampras's superior slam count over Djokovic has a clear explanation and not
something which I would mark Novak down against Sampras. Think about this: Djokovic's 2008 season is better than Sampras's 1998 but Sampras finished 1998 as No. 1 while Novak finished 2008 as No. 3. Djokovic would have more slams than Sampras, hadn't it been for Federer and Nadal.
Slams are what matter for both these guys now.
Wishful thinking. Apart from slams, there are other factors (which means Novak does not
have to win the same number of slams as Nadal in order to have better career).