Novak Djokovic has added one other feather to his illustrious tennis profession, equaling Steffi Graf’s file for many weeks as World No. 1.
Djokovic already holds the file for many weeks as males’s world No. 1, surpassing Roger Federer’s mark of 310 weeks in March 2021, and on Monday he surpassed the German by starting his 377th week on the high spot. Equalized with the nice graph.
The 35-year-old at present has 7,070 factors, 590 greater than Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, who received the Argentina Open on Sunday, and due to this fact appears to be like set to overhaul Graf when the brand new world rankings are introduced on February 27. .
Djokovic returned because the world primary final month by profitable a file 10th Australian Open. It was his 22nd main title, tying him with Rafael Nadal for probably the most Grand Slam singles titles in males’s tennis.
Graf, who topped the ladies’s rankings for the primary time in 1987, ended an illustrious profession with 22 Grand Slam titles.
One of the dominant athletes within the historical past of his sport, Djokovic claimed the world No. 1 spot for the primary time in 2011.
The Serb’s longest steady run was 122 weeks between July 2014 and November 2016. He’s nonetheless behind Roger Federer (237 weeks), Jimmy Connors (160) and Ivan Lendl (157) for the longest consecutive keep on the high.
Djokovic will subsequent take to the court docket on the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championships, which begins on February 27.
Most Weeks at No. 1:
Novak Djokovic and Steffi Graf – 377
Martina Navratilova – 332
Serena Williams – 319
Roger Federer – 310
Most consecutive weeks at No. 1:
Roger Federer – 237 weeks
Steffi Graf and Serena Williams – 186 weeks
Jimmy Connors – 160 weeks
Ivan Lendl – 157 weeks