Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal? Novak Djokovic takes his pick among the two as a tougher opponent
- Novak Djokovic is the current world number one, based on ATP rankings
- The Serbian on Monday said that Federer and Nadal have different styles of play
- Djokovic on Monday broke Roger Federer's record of staying at the top rank for the most number of weeks consecutively
World number one Tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday laid out his rivalry with two of his contemporary tennis greats – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Asked about choosing a greater rival amongst the two, the Serbian player said that making a choice was difficult, as both have been strong opponents.
Noting that the two have different styles of playing, ‘Djoker’ stated that he has to adjust his own play before going up against either of the two, also adding that both push him to become a better player, as per an exclusive report by NDTV.
"Both of these guys have been so special in my career. Hard to pick one of them, because I have always had to compete against both of them as they were so dominant and consistent. They have such different tennis styles and how they behave on the court and off the court, and I have to adjust differently to the both of them”, NDTV quoted Djokovic as saying.
The Serbian on Monday broke Swiss star Roger Federer’s record of staying in the first position in ATP rankings for the greatest number of weeks.
Djokovic currently has spent 311 weeks as the ATP top-ranked player, overtaking Federer who spent 310 weeks in the past.