Novak Djokovic, the tennis legend, has begun an unprecedented 400th week as the No. 1 ranked player in men's tennis, marking over 12 years since he first achieved this pinnacle.
His triumphant victory in the ATP Finals, securing a record-breaking seventh season finale title in Turin, coincided with this remarkable milestone, solidifying his position at the top of the rankings.
Reflecting on this achievement, Djokovic acknowledged the significance, stating, "It's a pretty good achievement, 400 weeks at No. 1. It's never been done in history. Someone will eventually break it, but hopefully it stays there for a long time."
Djokovic's ascent to this milestone was guaranteed after his initial win over Holger Rune at the ATP Finals, granting him the year-end No. 1 ranking for an unprecedented eighth time and extending his record for the most weeks at No. 1.
Having surpassed several iconic names across both men's and women's tennis, including Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, and Roger Federer, Djokovic holds a significant lead for the most weeks at the top.
In February, Djokovic surpassed Graf's record of 377 weeks, becoming the all-time leader in men's and women's tennis. He had previously exceeded Federer's 310-week record in 2021 for the most weeks at No. 1 by a man.
Looking ahead, Djokovic eyes numerous milestones in 2024. He's just two titles away from achieving 100 career victories. With 1,086 wins to his name, he's poised to become the third man in history, after Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer, to surpass 1,100 match wins.
Additionally, he aims to add to his record 24 Grand Slam titles, which include an impressive 10 Australian Open victories, and increase his tally of 40 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
(With Agency Inputs)