Roger Federer Aiming to Displace Novak Djokovic for No. 1 Ranking

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 | 0


A couple of years back, many envisaged that Roger Federer’s retirement is near. But, the 17-time Grand Slam champion fought his odds off and returned as lethal as ever. This seems to have acted as a catalyst to his morale, as the Swiss sets his eyes on the numero uno rank in the world.

Federer, however, is well aware of the supremacy possessed by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on the zenith of men’s ranking. The Swiss, who recently dropped a place to No. 3 in the world to Great Britain’s Andy Murray, could pave his way back to No. 2 with a positive outing at this week’s Shanghai Masters.

“I don’t talk about it but of course I’d like to have another opportunity to become world number one. I am aware it’s not likely – Novak is just meant to be up there right now,” Federer, who trails Djokovic by over 7,000 points, told

However, the fact that he has been able to topple his fancied nemesis on two occasions this year gives him a glimmer of hope in his quest.

“Yet I was able to beat him twice this year, and last year in Shanghai too. I know I’d have to beat him in every tournament to actually have a real shot at claiming the title back, and that is quite hard as he plays so well. But the thought is there.”

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