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Novak Djokovic ties Roger Federer’s record for most weeks as ATP’s world No. 1




On Monday, Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer’s record for most weeks as the Association of Tennis Professionals World number one tennis player. 

According to ESPN, Monday marked Djokovic’s 310th week as the number one world player. Due to his Australian Open victory last February, he is guaranteed to reach 311 weeks, which will make him the sole record-holder. In response to this great achievement, Djokovic said:

“Now, after achieving the historic No. 1 for the longest weeks at No. 1, it’s going to be a relief for me because I’m going to focus all my attention on Slams mostly.” Djokovic currently stands third in Grand Slam titles with 18 victories, third behind Federer and Rafael Nadal, who each have a record 20 victories. He elaborated further: 

“When you are going for No. 1 ranking, you kind of have to be playing the entire season and you have to be playing well, you have to play all the tournaments. My goals will adapt and will shift a little bit, which means that I will have to adjust also my calendar…not have to, but I will have an opportunity to do that which, as a father and a husband, I’m really looking forward to that.”

Djokovic continues to add achievements to his illustrious career, including 82 ATP singles titles (18 Grand Slams), five ATP Finals titles, and 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles.