Novak Djokovic is heading to break another milestone in his long-lasting tennis career. Djokovic reclaimed the number 1 spot in ATP rankings after winning the Grand Slam Opener, the “Australian Open,” in January 2023.
The legend has gained the top position 7th time in his career. The record I am talking about is the long number of weeks a top-level player holds the number one position.
Yes, Djokovic is just a week away from equalizing the record of most weeks at number one which is 377 by Steffi Graf. The 35-year old Serbian star has a history full of injuries but he never let them overcome his intentions and goals.
The Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open while battling a three-centimeter tear in his hamstring. There were plenty of skeptics about Djokovic’s injury after he opted to go strapping-free on his leg in the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas at Melbourne.
Regarding stats, Novak Djokovic is considered the best tennis player in the modern era. Among others, Federer was on top for 310 weeks, five times at year’s end, and Nadal 209 and five.
Djokovic began his professional career in 2003. By winning the 2008 Australian Open at age 20, he ended Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s 11-match string of consecutive Grand Slam tournament victories.
Djokovic, 24, rose to No. 1 for the first time after winning three Masters and five majors in 2011. Djokovic won a season-high 10 Major Titles in 2015 and advanced to 15 consecutive finals.
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Let’s wait and watch how many records are still to be broken by the Great Novak Djokovic!