The present ATP World Tour’s rankings of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, together with their head to head scores, remind me of the Mozart and Salieri story.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray played 34 matches against each other. Djokovic won 24 times, Murray won 10 times. Since 2014, the World’s “Number 1” and “Number 2” played 15 matches. Djokovic won 13 times Murray won 2 times.
Furthermore, fact that Novak Djokovic simultaneously held all of the Grand Slam championships as well as 10 of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies, makes Novak Djokovic’s success absolutely, positively and unequivocally the most impressive success of any tennis player in all of tennis history.
The fact that Djokovic is not number 1 right now should be viewed as a gift of life. The gift that only Maestro Djokovic can turn into a tennis symphony.
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