But no athlete had the year Novak Djokovic had. No athlete was as consistently superb, January through November. No athlete was as complete in all the aspects of his or her game (...) the best on all surfaces: indoors and out, hardcourt, clay, and grass. No athlete, week in and week out, faced the level of competition he did: men’s professional tennis, as gets said at the start of every big televised match—because it’s true—is in a golden age. (...) And while Federer had some year (2006), he accumulated only about half the A.T.P. point total Djokovic just amassed.
April 15, 2013 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga talks to the media at a round table on Monday. French No. 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is ready to rise to the occasion as he starts his most important part of the season at this week’s Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.