21 Mar 2011

Djokovic eyes Nadal after taking No.2 spot

5:00 am on 21 March 2011

Novak Djokovic has set up a final showdown with the world tennis No.1 Rafael Nadal and seized Roger Federer's No.2 ranking with a three-set victory over the Swiss at the Indian Wells Masters in California.

Djokovic's recent domination of Federer was telling as the Serb reeled off the final four games to win 6-3 3-6 6-2.

The win extends Djokovic's winning streak to 22 matches, including a 17-0 record in 2011, while all three of Federer's defeats from 21 matches this year have been at the hands of the Australian Open champion.

Djokovic says he's played the best tennis of his life in the last three months and deserves the No2 ranking.