Novak Djokovic broke an incredible longevity record

With the title in Paris-Bercy, the Serb advances further and further in a particular ranking

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic broke an incredible longevity record
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Novak Djokovic has won the 40th ATP Masters 1000 title of his extraordinary career. The seventh triumph in Paris-Bercy, beating Grigor Dimitrov in the final, has a notable specific weight for him who will most likely be able to maintain the no.1 spot in the ATP ranking this year too.

At 36, the Serbian is breaking all longevity records. Only Carlos Alcaraz prevented him from winning the coveted Grand Slam, overcoming him in a real battle at Wimbledon. The 24-time champion, with the title in Paris-Bercy, advances further and further in a particular ranking, which shows how dominant he still is, despite the years passing by, even more than his bitter rival Roger Federer Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Cincinnati, US Open , Paris and Masters Cup are in fact the tournaments in which Djokovic is the oldest to have won.

At the moment the Serbian champion is at the top of this ranking. Behind him is Federer, who holds the record in Indian Wells, Miami, Wimbledon and Shanghai. Also present was Rafael Nadal, who did not win at Roland Garros, but rather in Canada, where Jannik Sinner triumphed a few months ago.

Fabio Fognini is also the record holder with his only ATP Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo. Ken Rosewall instead at the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic's goals

Djokovic made his end-of-year goals clear in a press conference yesterday: "I think I need a victory in Turin to end the year as number one.

This is the biggest goal, besides the Davis Cup, in view of the end of the season. I will definitely have time to recover after this week. I will use the next three or four days to put my racket aside, spend time with my family and recharge my batteries before reaching Turin.

Last year in Turin I got a perfect score, five out of five games. I like playing there. I think I have a good relationship with the Italian public. I'll get there with good feelings and the right confidence. I haven't missed a match since the Wimbledon final (against Carlos Alcaraz, ed.), so I'm really excited to finish the season strong.

But, in general, finishing the season at number one and winning the Davis Cup are the two most important goals."

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