On Sunday, Novak Djokovic became the first man to complete the Indian Wells/Miami double for the third time after his 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-0 win over Andy Murray in the Miami final.
But there is more. Since Paris 2014, the Serbian has won all the big tournaments up until today: the Masters 1000 of Paris-Bercy, the ATP World Tour Finals, the Australian Open, and now the Masters 1000 events of Indian Wells and Miami.
Furthermore, he has only lost two matches so far in 2015: the first one in the Doha quarter-finals, and the Dubai final. On Monday, he will be approximately 4,310 points ahead of Roger Federer, his closest rival in the ATP rankings.
In this view of things, we can only ask: who can stop Novak Djokovic?
For now, there does not seem to be anyone. Yes, Roger Federer is number two, but despite having some moments of pure genius, he is, at times, missing a little something in the big events. Andy Murray is now on a seven-match losing streak against the Serbian and the Miami final was the closest he had played him in a long time… and it ended with a 6-0 in the third set. As for Rafael Nadal, although the clay season, “his” surface, is beginning, he himself admitted to be having issues with confidence and nerves at the moment, and he is not yet on top of his game.
The others? Right now, it is better not to mention them. Of course, surprises can happen, but we can see it becoming more and more difficult, as Miami has shown. A few times has the World number one appeared vulnerable during this tournament, and yet he always found a way to escape with the win.
At the moment, there does not seem to be anyone to stop the Serbian train. Djokovic is assured to remain number one for a few more months. He will, on Monday, be tied with Nadal at 141 weeks on top of the rankings, and will pass him the week after.
The Calendar Grand Slam? It is still way too early to talk about that. The same can even be said about the French Open: we first have to see what will happen during the tournaments leading to the second Grand Slam of the season.
But to this day, there is no one who can break Novak Djokovic’s domination of the ATP World Tour.