Novak Đoković, a tennis legend at the age of 36, recently secured his place at the top of the ATP rankings for the 400th week in a row. This achievement marks him as the player with the most weeks at number one, surpassing Steffi Graf’s previous record of 377 weeks. His closest competitor, Roger Federer, spent only 310 weeks in first place.
During his final ATP tournament match against Jannik Sinner, Đoković emerged victorious and set a new record by winning the tournament for the seventh time in his career. He first achieved this feat on July 4, 2011 and held onto the top spot for an impressive 53 weeks before sharing it with Carlos Alcaraz later in the year. However, he ultimately confirmed that he would end up finishing as the best player in the world once again.
This remarkable accomplishment serves as a fitting conclusion to an exceptional season for Novak Djokovic. He attributes his success to his team and expresses gratitude for their contributions to his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will kick off next year as the undisputed best tennis player in the world and position himself for another 409 weeks at number one.
Moving forward, Novak Djokovic has set his sights on becoming only the third tennis player in history with over 1,100 career wins. He needs just two more titles to reach this milestone and cement his place among legends like Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.