Novak Djokovic more and more in the history of tennis. From this Monday, the Serbian champion has risen to 377 weeks in first place in the ATP ranking, hooking the last athlete who could look down on him, Steffi Graff, timeless champion, capable of collecting 22 Grand Slams in her career.
With 24 Slam Margaret Court, with 23 the US legend and women's GOAT Serena Williams. Super numbers for Nole, who just under a month ago won his tenth title at the Australian Open, 22nd overall, just like the German icon. Djokovic had long since separated the two bitter rivals, who are competing with him for the recognition of Goats.
Roger Federer, who retired from competitive activity in September, ended his career with 310 weeks at the top of the rankings. Rafael Nadal instead more detached at 209.
Djokovic more and more in the history of tennis
Even if Carlos Alcaraz were to lift the trophy on Sunday in Rio De Janeiro, the 500 tournament in which he is involved this week, he would hook the Belgrade-born tennis player to 6980 points, regaining the leadership in partnership.
This would be enough for Djokovic to hold the scepter of tennis player with the most weeks at the top of the world rankings in history. A crazy record that will give even more prestige to the incredible career he is playing.
However, the number one is certainly not satisfied and next week in all likelihood he will take part in the Dubai 500 tournament, in which he is regularly registered. The hamstring injury of the thigh, which tormented him during his march at the Happy Slams, seems to be definitively disposed of.
Djoker has called a press conference for this week in which he will presumably provide evidence of his physical illness that kept him apprehensive during his journey in Australia. With this new incredible record in his pocket, Djokovic wants to continue the season as he started it, 12 wins out of as many matches, and target the remaining three Majors on the calendar.