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Novak Djokovic begins 400th week as World No.1 after defending ATP Finals title

Novak Djokovic begins 400th week as World No.1 after defending ATP Finals title

Novak Djokovic has entered a record-extending 400th week as the World No.1 in ATP Rankings. The 24-time Grand Slam winner ended a near-perfect season in 2023 by defending his ATP World Finals title on Sunday. With the win, he claimed the year-end No.1 ranking for the eight time in his career. The 36-year old Novak […]

Novak Djokovic has entered a record-extending 400th week as the World No.1 in ATP Rankings. The 24-time Grand Slam winner ended a near-perfect season in 2023 by defending his ATP World Finals title on Sunday. With the win, he claimed the year-end No.1 ranking for the eight time in his career.

The 36-year old Novak Djokovic defeated Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets to win his career’s seventh ATP Finals title. With the win, he surpassed Roger Federer as the tennis player to win the most titles at the ATP Finals.

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Novak Djokovic leads the record for most weeks as World No.1

Following the win, Djokovic ended the year with 11,245 ranking points. Carlos Alcaraz meanwhile finished at a distant second with 8.855 ranking points.

The Serbian also leads the all-time tally for most weeks as World No.1. He becomes the first-player in the history of Tennis to be crowned as the World No.1 for 400 weeks. Steffi Graf is at the second place having been the No.1 for 377 weeks.

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Most Weeks as World No.1

Novak Djokovic 400
Stefanie Graf377 
Martina Navratilova332
Serena Williams319 
Roger Federer310

Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks in the top spot way back in 2021. In February this year he sailed past Steffi Graf’s record to create the history.

“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 said following his win in the ATP Finals.

With the ATP Finals title, Novak Djokovic capped off a brilliant season. He began it with the Australian Open and the French Open title, with which he sailed past Rafael Nadal’s tally of 22 Grand Slam titles.

The Serbian then finished as runner-up at Wimbledon. However, he made a come back by clinching the US Open title. Ahead of the ATP Finals, he also won the Paris Masters title.

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