Novak Djokovic breaks Roger Federer’s record for the most weeks spent as the main part in the men’s rankings.
Novak Djokovic has impacted the world forever in the wake of breaking Roger Federer’s record for the most weeks as world number one on the ATP Tour.
Djokovic outperformed Federer in the wake of starting his 311th week as the main part in the men’s rankings on Monday.
Djokovic, 33, won his eighteenth major at the Australian Open in February.
“It truly energizes me to walk the way of legends and goliaths of this game,” said Djokovic, in an articulation delivered by the ATP.
“To realize that I acquired my place among them by following my youth dream is a delightful affirmation that when you get things done out of adoration and energy, the sky is the limit.”
Djokovic recovered the highest level from Rafael Nadal in February 2020 and completed as year-end number one for the 6th time, tying the record set by Pete Sampras.
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said: “Novak’s numerous accomplishments in tennis are absolutely unprecedented. Among them, this record may remain as his single generally great.
“Arriving at number one is something numerous players long for and not very many at any point achieve, and to have held the best position for more than anybody is demonstration of the degrees of supported greatness that Novak has reclassified in our game.”
Federer, who gets back to activity in Doha, Qatar this week after over a year out to recuperate from two knee tasks, sneaked out of the main five on Monday to 6th.
His place was taken by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Djokovic made his main 100 presentation in July 2005, only weeks after Nadal had won his first Roland Garros.
He was top 50 in June 2006, top 20 without precedent for October 2006 and top 10 by March 2007.
He initially got world number one at 24 years old on July 4, 2011, the day subsequent to winning Wimbledon interestingly, beating Nadal in the last.
Just a six-month injury nonattendance in 2017 saw his positioning dive, right to 22 the next year.