Novak Đoković, 36, has just won the title at the final ATP tournament of the season and claimed the top spot in the updated ATP ranking. This marks his 400th week at number one, an achievement that no other tennis player has reached. He surpassed Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at the top earlier in 2023, making history in the tennis world.
During the final ATP tournament, Đoković played against Jannik Sinner and secured a victory, setting 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 that position for 53 weeks before sharing it with Carlos Alcaraz later this year. However, he ultimately confirmed that he will finish the year as the best in the world for an eighth time.
This remarkable achievement is a crowning glory to his season and an accomplishment that he describes as “the dream of every tennis player.” He attributes his success to his team and expresses gratitude for their contributions to his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will kick off 2024 as the best tennis player in the world and position himself for at least 409 weeks in the top spot.
Looking ahead, Đoković is poised to become only the third tennis player in history with more than 1,100 career wins in 2024. All he needs are two more titles to reach that mark.
In conclusion, Novak Djokovic’s recent victory and claim to number one spot marks an impressive milestone in his career as well as for tennis players worldwide. His dedication and hard work have paid off with this achievement that will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come.