U.S. Open champion Roger Federer was asked tonight whether Novak Djokovic was ready to unseat Rafael Nadal as the second best player in tennis.
“I guess Nadal is still No. 2, but it’s getting closer,” he said. “It probably depends who finishes better at the end of the year.”
“No. 2, No. 3, doesn’t matter much,” he continued. “It’s No. 1 that matters.”
And there’s no one else close.