Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has set the record for most weeks at No. 1 in the 48-year history of the FedEx ATP Rankings on Monday. The Serbian has broken Roger Federer’s record for most weeks as the ATP world No. 1 and is now holding the top spot for the 311th week in Monday’s rankings. Djokovic, 33, has held the ATP’s top ranking for 36 consecutive weeks since claiming the spot from Rafael Nadal in February 2020.
Last month, Djokovic won his record 9th Australian Open title beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. The 18-time Grand Slam champion has finished the season as the world No. 1 six times, tied with Pete Sampras for the most all time.
Numero uno Djokovic
Djokovic expressed in the press release by ATP, “It really excites me to walk the path of legends and giants of this sport. To know that I have earned my place among them by following my childhood dream is a beautiful confirmation that when you do things out of love and passion, everything is possible.”
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said, “Novak’s many achievements in tennis are nothing short of extraordinary. Among them this record may stand as his single most impressive. Reaching No. 1 is something many players dream of and very few ever accomplish, and to have held the top spot for longer than anyone is testament to the levels of sustained excellence that Novak has redefined in our sport.”
Weeks at number 1
1. Novak Djokovic
2. Roger Federer
3. Pete Sampras
4. Ivan Lendl
5. Jimmy Connors
ATP Top 4
In ATP’s top four in Monday’s latest rankings, the spots remained unchanged with Nadal remaining at No. 2, followed by Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem. Stefanos Tsitsipas moved up one spot to No. 5 ahead of Federer, who fell one spot to No. 6.