Weeks pass and the possibility of Novak Djokovic losing his position as number one in the world seems more and more distant. The 34-year-old Serbian tennis player continues to increase one of the great records in tennis history, and the truth is not seen when or who can stop him.
Pending the final result he will have at Wimbledon, Djokovic comfortably stood at the top of the men's tennis rankings. "Nole" counts 328 this week by week as number one in the world, separating himself even more from his pursuers in said classification.
"Nole" is already the tennis player who accumulates the longest time in the position of honor and there is no time when they can move him. His triumph at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and now two steps away from Wimbledon, gives him a margin so that he can close the season at the top of the ATP rankings.
At the moment he already takes 18 weeks from his main pursuer, which is the Swiss Roger Federer with 310. Although the "express" is still active and is currently sixth in the ranking, the possibility of returning to the top with 39 years of age.
The third and last place on the podium is occupied by the American Pete Sampras with 286 weeks. Further back on the list are Americans Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors, with 270 and 268, respectively. For his part, the Spanish Rafael Nadal is in the sixth historic box with 209 weeks being the leader of the ATP circuit.
These are the only six tennis players in history who have exceeded the 200-week barrier as world number one, with Djokovic holding the record with a figure that will continue to increase in the coming months.
Nole would equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's all-time record
Novak Djokovic is on the cusp of making history at the Wimbledon Championhips this year.
If he wins the final, the Serb would equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles. "He is one of the best in the world in the last year," Novak Djokovic said. "Working his way up, he has big weapons in serve and forehand.
He can play well on every surface, at Roland Garros we played a tough 4-setter. Grass favours his game even more. Berrettini is red hot, it’s gonna be a great battle," Djokovic added. The Serb, however, is confident that his superior experience on the big stage will help him - just as it did in the match against Shapovalov.
"Experience favours me, I know I have been through everything as a player," Novak Djokovic said. "I know my strengths and I rely on them. Today, it could've gone other way, but the final result is what counts."