Djokovic on number one: “I value more longevity”. The Serbian Novak Djokovic explained in the press conference prior to the start of the ATP Finals that world number one at the end of the year is one of the two greatest achievements of tennis, but that he values, right now, more longevity.
“The situation in the ranking does not depend only on me,” said the Serbian, who has a disadvantage of 640 points with Rafael Nadal, world number one.
The Serbian knows that, in case Nadal accedes to the final, the number one will remain in the hands of the Spaniard, making even an unbeaten victory of Belgrade in the tournament unusable.
However, the Balkan explained that for him, the number one at the end of the season is “one of the two greatest achievements in tennis.”
“I think it is one of the greatest achievements you can achieve. He is winning a Grand Slam and being number one at the end of the year, ”said Djokovic.
“I am very happy with the opportunity to be in this position, but I value longevity more,” added number two of the ATP classification.