New Delhi: While Roger Federer may have conceded the final match of the French Open to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic also lost out on an opportunity to take the number one spot in the ATP rankings.
A lot was at stake when the World Number 1 Nadal took to the court to try and claim his sixth French Open title. Federer too was not short of reasons, apart from glory, to halt the Spaniard and win his 16th Grand Slam title. Such is the sport however that in Federer's eventual loss, Djokovic failed to get a free pass to the top of the rankings list, which would have been his first.
Nadal has been dominating on the court as well as the rankings with only one loss in seven years at the Roland Garros and a number one title claimed as far back as in 2008. Djokovic on the other hand has had wins and records to have made him a worthy successor to Nadal. An impressive 43 win-on-the-trot record which was only broken by Federer in the semi-final match at Paris, elevated him both in rankings as well as stature.