Novak Djokovic on a record breaking spree

Washington: Serbia’s tennis legend Novak Djokovic, aged 36 years and 32o plus days, will break Swiss legend Roger Federer’s record as the oldest No. 1 in ATP ranking history by the end of this week.

Novak Djokovic is counted among the legends of the tennis world. In February last year, Djokovic set the record for most weeks spent as world No. 1 by a male or female tennis player, surpassing Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks.

Djokovic first became world No. 1 on 4 July 2011 at the age of 24. Whereas Federer and Rafael Nadal reached number 1 for the first time at the age of 22. These three big names of the tennis world have always been challenging each other.

Nearly 13 years after becoming world No. 1 for the first time, Djokovic has spent a large part of his career at the top performing at his best.

On Monday, 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic continued to create records on the ATP Tour. He started the week as world No. 419. Which means he is now 109 weeks ahead of second-placed Federer (310 weeks).

Since turning 30 on May 22, 2017, the Serbian has won 31 tour-level titles, including 12 of his 24 Grand Slam titles, 10 of his 40 ATP Masters 1000 titles and two of his seven Nitto ATP Finals trophies.


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