Novak Đoković, a tennis superstar who has just turned 36, is the latest ATP champion of the year. He has clinched the number one spot in the updated ATP rankings, marking his 400th week at the top – a feat that no other player in tennis history has achieved. In doing so, he surpassed Steffi Graf’s previous record of 377 weeks as the world’s top-ranked player.
At the final ATP tournament, Đoković faced off against Jannik Sinner and emerged victorious. This win was his seventh title at this tournament and helped him secure his place as the best player in the world for 2023. His journey to this point began in July 2011 when he first topped the rankings and maintained his position for an impressive 53 weeks.
This season has been nothing short of remarkable for Đoković, who shared the top spot with Carlos Alcaraz for a while before ultimately securing his position as the best player in the world once again. He attributes much of his success to his team and expresses gratitude for their contributions to his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will begin next year as the reigning champion and positioned himself for another run at glory in 2024.
Looking ahead, Đoković is set to become only the third tennis player in history with more than 1,100 career wins by winning just two more titles in 2024. With such an impressive track record and determination to continue winning, it’s clear that he will be a force to be reckoned with on the court for years to come.