Novak Djokovic returns to form to snatch No. 1 ranking

Photo Novak Djokovic raised his third title in succession to give himself the No. 1 ranking. Next week at Wimbledon he will aim to remain on top as he attempts to clinch his seventh…

Novak Djokovic returns to form to snatch No. 1 ranking

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Novak Djokovic raised his third title in succession to give himself the No. 1 ranking. Next week at Wimbledon he will aim to remain on top as he attempts to clinch his seventh championship at the All England Club.

Djokovic has been overtaken by Andy Murray the past two years on Sunday after both the Scot and the Serb combined for an unprecedented stretch of near-domination in professional tennis. The most telling statistic is that there is only one four-time champion since Roger Federer in 2002.

Certainly, both men have been on top of their games this year.

Djokovic has consistently contested longer matches, with his strength in defence and energy levels allowing him to stretch opponents.

Murray, meanwhile, is no slouch and has pulled out his strongest performances in the crucial moments, winning his most recent grand slam title at the French Open after seven losses at the semi-final stage.

That move seems to have gone down well with the fans.

The Scot polled over 20,000 “hotmail-style” letters at the bottom of his page on Wimbledon’s official website, offering a broad range of support – every single Scot would be delighted to follow up a bad tournament at the French Open with a victory in SW19.

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