Novak Đoković has just claimed the top spot in the updated ATP ranking, marking his 400th week at number one. This is an unprecedented achievement in tennis history, surpassing Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at the top earlier in 2023. His closest competitor, Roger Federer, spent a mere 310 weeks in first place, a staggering 90 weeks less than Đoković.
In the final ATP tournament of the season, Đoković played against Jannik Sinner and secured a victory to set a new record by winning the tournament for the seventh time in his career. He first topped the ATP rankings on July 4, 2011 and maintained the position for an impressive 53 weeks. This year he shared the top spot with Carlos Alcaraz but ultimately confirmed that he will finish as the best player in the world for the eighth time in his career.
This remarkable achievement serves as a crowning glory to his season and is something that every tennis player dreams of achieving. He attributes his success to his team and expressed gratitude for their contributions to his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will kick off next year as the best tennis player in the world and position himself for at least another 409 weeks in the top spot.
Looking ahead, Novak Djokovic is poised to become only the third tennis player in history with more than 1,100 career wins by achieving this feat next year. He needs just two more titles to reach this milestone which is an incredible accomplishment and testament to his skill and dedication to