Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic started his record 400th week at the top of the ATP rankings today, more than 12 years after he first climbed to the top. Djokovic celebrated his 400th week at the top of the ATP rankings in style – securing a record eighth year-end number one and winning a record seventh final Masters title by defeating Yannick Sinner in the Turin final.
“That’s a pretty good achievement, 400 weeks at number one.” It has never been done in history. Someone will surely break that record in the end, but I hope it will stay for a long time”, Djokovic said.
In February, Djokovic broke Stefan Graf’s record of 377 weeks at number one and became the all-time best in the men’s and women’s competition. Previously, in 2021, he surpassed the figure of 310 weeks held by tennis player Roger Federer.
Although he owns a large number of records, the Serbian tennis player will have something to “chase” in 2024 as well, reports Beta.
He is only two trophies away from 100 career titles, and with 1,086 victories on his account, he will probably become only the third tennis player in history to surpass 1,100 victories, joining Jimmy Connors and Federer. Of course, he will try to improve his record of 24 Grand Slam titles and 40 Masters trophies.
On the final ATP list for 2023, Djokovic has 11,245 points, which is 2,390 more than the second-placed Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
There were no changes among the top ten, so behind the leading duo are Danil Medvedev, Yanik Siner, Andrei Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Holger Rune, Hubert Hurkac and Taylor Fritz.
When it comes to other Serbian tennis players, Laslo Đere is 33, Dušan Lajović is 46, Miomir Kecmanović is in 55th position, while Hamad Međedović is the 111th tennis player in the world.