Novak Djokovic equals Steffi Graf’s record for most weeks as world No.1



Novak Djokovic has achieved another milestone in his illustrious tennis career, equaling Steffi Graf’s record for most weeks as world No.1.

Djokovic already holds the record for most weeks as a men’s world No. 1, surpassing Roger Federer’s mark of 310 weeks in March 2021, and on Monday he began his 377th week at the top spot, surpassing the German great. Equivalent to the graph.

The 35-year-old is currently on 7,070 points, 590 more than Spain’s Carlos Alcarez, who won the Argentina Open on Sunday, and is thus set to leapfrog the graph when the new world rankings are announced on February 27. appears

Djokovic returned to world No. 1 last month by winning a record 10th Australian Open. It was his 22nd major title, tying him with Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam singles titles in men’s tennis.

Graf, who reached the top of the women’s rankings for the first time in 1987, ended an illustrious career by winning 22 Grand Slam titles.

One of the most dominant athletes in the history of his sport, Djokovic claimed the world No. 1 spot for the first time in 2011.

Serbia’s longest consecutive streak was 122 weeks, which occurred between July 2014 and November 2016. He still trails Roger Federer (237 weeks), Jimmy Connors (160) and Ivan Lendl (157) for the longest continuous tenure at the top.

Djokovic will next take to the court at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, which begins on February 27.

Most Weeks at Number 1:

Novak Djokovic and Steffi Graf – 377

Martina Navratilova – 332

Serena Williams – 319

Roger Federer – 310

Most Consecutive Weeks at No. 1:

Roger Federer – 237 weeks

Steffi Graf and Serena Williams – 186 weeks

Jimmy Connors – 160 weeks

Ivan Landel – 157 weeks

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