Serbian ace Novak Djokovic completed 350 weeks as the world number one in the ATP Rankings on Monday. The 34-year-old has become the first male player to reach this landmark. Earlier this year, Djokovic broke the long-standing record of Roger Federer, who spent 310 weeks at the top. The former secured the year-end number one Ranking for a record-breaking seventh time.
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In March this year, Djokovic broke a tie with Federer for the most weeks at world number one (310). The Serbian ace has spent 40 more weeks as the ATP Rankings leader ever since. Djokovic registered a win-loss record of 55-7 in the 2021 season. He won a total of five titles, including Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.
Information Djokovic can break this record of Steffi Graf
Djokovic has an opportunity to unlock another significant achievement next year. He could break WTA legend Steffi Graf's record for most weeks as the top-ranked player in men's or women's tennis. The German led the WTA Rankings for 377 weeks.
Information Djokovic is behind Federer on this list
Federer still holds the record for spending most consecutive weeks at world number one (237) in men's singles. Djokovic will have to go the extra mile in order to overtake Federer. The Serbian has been the world number one for 75 consecutive weeks.
Record Seventh year-end number one finish
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