The new ATP ranking shows that Novak Djokovic is currently ranked as world’s top tennis player as Roger Federer is in second position trailing him by only 490 points and the winner of Paris will get 1000 points.
Djokovic said he isn’t worried about being first nor he ever was. He isn’t concerned about it and he feels like he is already the worlds best as he just became a dad. He also said that he wants to be there for his child.
Philipp Kohlschreiber is the first opponent for Novak as the number one and it will also be the first match after he got defeated by world number two player Federer.
“I feel like I’m already number one becoming a father last week,” – Djokovic said to the press while briefing about how he feels as he is now the worlds number one.
Novak Djokovic said this about Federer who is closely following him while answering the questions –
“I never thought that he’s not a competition for number one of the world. I always thought that he’s one of the best players in the world, and he keeps on proving everybody that he deserves to be there. I have lots of respect for what he does. I don’t think that age is an issue for him. As a matter of fact, I think he’s playing some of his best tennis this year.”
Source – Sports Maza
This will be the first match for the defending champion and he feels that he should be with his child as a father at this moment. He answered that while talking about tennis and the birth of his first child. He said –
“For me, it’s important to participate in my child’s life as much as I can, in his development, in his growing up, in his childhood.”
But he also wants everything to have a positive affect on his career. As in his nothing really changed and he wants to keep his position as the world’s number one. He said –
“You know, I hope that it’s going to affect positively on my career. In terms of my approach to the tennis, nothing is really changing. I’m still out here, still fighting, competing, and then trying to be number one of the world, trying to win tournaments.”