Novak Djokovic, 36, recently secured the title at the final ATP tournament of the season, cementing his place as the world’s top-ranked tennis player. With this achievement, he has broken a record held by Steffi Graf and become the first player to spend 400 weeks at the top spot. His closest competitor, Roger Federer, has spent just 310 weeks in this position.
During the tournament, Djokovic faced off against Janik Siner and emerged victorious, setting a new record by winning his seventh title at this event. He first reached the top spot on July 4, 2011 and held it for 53 weeks before sharing first place with Carlos Alcaraz later in 2023. Despite their temporary tie for first place, Djokovic ultimately confirmed that he would end the year as the best player in the world for the eighth time in his career.
This remarkable accomplishment serves as a testament to Djokovic’s incredible talent and dedication to his sport. He attributes his success to his team and expressed gratitude for their support throughout his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will start 2024 as the undisputed best tennis player in the world, having spent at least 409 weeks in the top spot.
Looking ahead, Djokovic is poised to continue making history in tennis. In order to become only the third player with over 1,100 career wins, he needs just two more titles under his belt. With his talent and determination on full display throughout this season