Novak Djokovic has now spent a total of 378 weeks on the throne of world number 1, according to the ATP rankings, the main international men’s tennis circuit, published on Monday February 27. The Serb signs there an absolute record, ahead of the German Steffi Graf, whose career extended from 1982 to 1999 and who had accumulated 377 weeks.
Deprived of many tournaments last year because he was not vaccinated against Covid-19, the player recovered the crown after his victory at the Australian Open in January against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. He reached the top of the world hierarchy for the first time in 2011, after winning his first Wimbledon at the expense of Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Since then Novak Djokovic has broken several records. He has been world number 1 at least once (the ATP rankings are updated every week) season since 2011, with the exception of 2017. In 2021, he also became the oldest world number 1 to finish a year at the top of the rankings, at 34 years and 7 months.

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