Novak Djokovic completes record 400th week as World No. 1

Ajay GandharAjay Gandhar
November 20 2023
Novak Djokovic
(Courtesy : Eurosport)

The Serbian finishes the season by clinching ATP Finals title.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has achieved another remarkable feat in his illustrious career by becoming the first player in history to be ranked as the No.1 player for 400 weeks in the ATP rankings. The world no.1 superstar who has won 24 Grand Slam singles titles, will also finish the year-end as No.1 for a record eighth time, surpassing the legendary Pete Sampras, who held the previous record of six times.

Defending US Open 2023 champion finishes the season on a high after defeating Jannik Sinner in the ATP Finals 2023.

Djokovic’s dominance in the tennis world is unparalleled. He has won at least one Grand Slam title in each of the last 13 seasons, a streak that no other player has ever matched.

He has also won all four Grand Slam tournaments at least three times, completing a triple career Grand Slam, something that only Rod Laver and Roy Emerson have done before him. Moreover, he has won all nine ATP Masters 1000 events, achieving the career Golden Masters, a feat that no other player has ever accomplished.

Djokovic’s consistency and versatility across all surfaces and conditions are remarkable. He has won a record 10 Australian Open titles, seven Wimbledon titles, four US Open titles, and three French Open titles. The 36-year-old has also won a record 40 ATP Masters 1000 titles, six ATP Finals titles, and an Olympic gold medal.

His achievements have earned him widespread recognition and admiration. He has been named the ITF World Champion six times, the ATP Player of the year six times, the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year four times, and the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year twice.

He has also received numerous awards and honors from his home country, Serbia, including the Order of St. Sava, the Order of Karadjordje’s Star, and the Order of the Republic of Serbia.

Djokovic is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, if not the greatest. He has broken many records and set new standards of excellence in the sport. He has shown incredible resilience, determination, and passion throughout his career, overcoming many challenges and obstacles along the way. He has also been a role model and an inspiration for many young players and fans around the world, with his humble and gracious attitude, his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts, and his love for the game.

As he celebrates his 400th week as the No.1 player, Djokovic has cemented his legacy as the undisputed king of tennis. He has shown no signs of slowing down or losing his hunger for more titles and glory.

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