Novak Djokovic has been the World Number one for 310 weeks thereby equaling Roger Federer’s record as longest ever serving top seed in ATP ranking History.
If Djokovic remains on that spot till next week, he will be setting a whole new record by then.
The 33 year old won his 18th Grand Slam title and his ninth Australian Open crown at Melbourne in February of 2021.
“After achieving the historic number one for the longest weeks at number one, it’s going to be a relief for me because I’m going to focus all my attention on slams mostly.”
His triumph last month in Melbourne takes him close to just two wins behind the joint holders of the men’s Grand Slam record, Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Djokovic has enjoyed temporary changes to the ranking system, which means players can currently count tournaments from two years instead of one.
However, he is still the best player currently on the men’s tournaments. He started 2021 by winning nine consecutive matches and he did not lose a completed match until the French Open final in October Last year.
Although, his longest spell as world number one before now was between July 2014 and November 2016 which lasted for 122 weeks.
This is Djokovic’s fifth spell at the top of the ranking.