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We are roughly 4 weeks away from Novak Djokovic surpassing nadal in weeks at #1.

Novak currently has 138 to nadal's 141. On the 13th of April Novak will have 142 weeks at #1 climbing up to #6.
Novak will then set his sights on Mcenroe with 170 weeks.

In what position do you think Novak will end up in and with how many weeks?
 

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So what?
 

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He'll end up at #1.
 

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Doesn't matter. Nadal is still the best #2 ever
 

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I think he will almost certainly pass McEnroe. But whether or not he can get past Connors/Lendl is hard to say. Given Novak's consistency it is doable.
 

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Federer's mark is completely possible for him unless another #1 candidate emerges in the next few years or Nadal suddenly starts winning hard court events again like he did in 2013. He's going to end up in the mid to high 200s at the least.
 

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That's a pretty useless stat because it isn't an objective display of a players worth when you considering the strength of era they're #1 in.
Novak still has a lot to do to surpass Nadal realistically but I believe he can do it. He just needs to show up at those slams. The next 3-4 years is the time he can make history.
 

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That's a pretty useless stat because it isn't an objective display of a players worth when you considering the strength of era they're #1 in.
Novak still has a lot to do to surpass Nadal realistically but I believe he can do it. He just needs to show up at those slams. The next 3-4 years is the time he can make history.
It isn't a useless stat, it is what it is. Djokovic is carving out an incredibly consistent career that for him touchwood hasn't had many injury breaks. That is what being #1 shows. Whilst Nadal has obviously reached the highest heights more often (14 slams to 8) he has very rarely put a whole great 12 months together because of loss of form and injuries.
 

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It won't make him better than Nadal though.
 

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It isn't a useless stat, it is what it is. Djokovic is carving out an incredibly consistent career that for him touchwood hasn't had many injury breaks. That is what being #1 shows. Whilst Nadal has obviously reached the highest heights more often (14 slams to 8) he has very rarely put a whole great 12 months together because of loss of form and injuries.
Nice point.
 

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It won't make him better than Nadal though.
That alone won't, but neither players career is over yet. Djokovic is entering an era where there doesn't seem to be anyone able to challenge him right now, he'll likely feast on the competition. I don't see him losing his #1 ranking at this year, unless he sustains a major injury soon that keeps him out for the rest of the year.
 

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Who cares? ATP ranking system and rules are a joke. I lost faith in it when Olderer became No.1 in July, 2012, winning 1 slam and reaching 1 other slam final, in the 2 and a half years period prior to attaining the No.1 ranking while Rafa, who won 5 slams and reached 3 other slam finals during the same period, was pushed to No.3 ranking.
 

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That's a pretty useless stat because it isn't an objective display of a players worth when you considering the strength of era they're #1 in.
Novak still has a lot to do to surpass Nadal realistically but I believe he can do it. He just needs to show up at those slams. The next 3-4 years is the time he can make history.
The same could be said of grand slam count, or masters, or pretty much any other "objective" stat in the sport. It's not conclusive but that doesn't make it useless either.
 

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Who cares? ATP ranking system and rules are a joke. I lost faith in it when Olderer became No.1 in July, 2012, winning 1 slam and reaching 1 other slam final, in the 2 and a half years period prior to attaining the No.1 ranking while Rafa, who won 5 slams and reached 3 other slam finals during the same period, was pushed to No.3 ranking.
Rankings are based on 12 months not 30 so why you would have any objections to someone who won a slam in those 12 months is beyond me.
 

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Rankings are based on 12 months not 30 so why you would have any objections to someone who won a slam in those 12 months is beyond me.
Because it doesn't make Nadal the best.
 
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Who cares? ATP ranking system and rules are a joke. I lost faith in it when Olderer became No.1 in July, 2012, winning 1 slam and reaching 1 other slam final, in the 2 and a half years period prior to attaining the No.1 ranking while Rafa, who won 5 slams and reached 3 other slam finals during the same period, was pushed to No.3 ranking.
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