Novak Djokovic went beyond Roger Federer for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP positions on Monday.
Djokovic remains in his 311 th week in the leading area, another than Federer has actually invested there.
” Wedding day today,” Djokovic tweeted Monday.
The 33- year-old from Serbia initially got to No. 1 on July 4, 2011, a day after he won Wimbledon for the very first time by defeating top-ranked Rafael Nadal in the last. Djokovic’s climb stood for the very first time in virtually 7 1/2 years that a guy aside from Federer or Nadal was No. 1.
” Any type of professional athlete on the planet imagine being No. 1 of the globe. This is something that provides us a great deal of inspiration,” Djokovic stated at that time, when the ATP noted the celebration by providing him with a cake formed like the character “1” at a loss, blue and also white shades of Serbia’s flag. “So lastly, when you actually do it, and also when you understand that you’re the very best, it’s simply an outstanding accomplishment.”
Djokovic has actually taken place to win 5 titles at the All England Club, together with 9 at the Australian Open, 3 at the UNITED STATE Open and also one at the French Open.
His overall of 18 Conquest songs prizes tracks just the 20 declared by Federer and also Nadal for the guys’s mark.
Djokovic has actually had 5 different remain at No. 1 and also ended up 6 periods there, connecting Pete Sampras for the most.
Sampras held the overall weeks document of 286 till Federer exceeded him in July2012 Ivan Lendl stands 4th with 270, and also Jimmy Connors is following at 268.
The ATP presented its computer system positions in 1973.
Djokovic’s champion at Melbourne Park last month guaranteed him of remaining No. 1 at the very least till today and also asserting single ownership of the document from Federer.
Djokovic called getting to that turning point a “alleviation” and also stated it would certainly permit him to “concentrate all my focus on Bangs, primarily.”
” When you are opting for No. 1 positions, you sort of need to be playing the whole period, and also you need to be playing well; you need to play all the competitions,” Djokovic stated. “My objectives will certainly adjust and also will certainly move a bit.”
Federer most just recently invested at week at No. 1 in June2018 He was 36 at the time which enables him to still hold the document for earliest male to hold that leading location.
His 40 th birthday celebration is Aug. 8.
After 2 procedures on his appropriate knee in 2020, Federer has actually gone greater than a year without contending. He is set up to go back to explore activity at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.
With a lot lack of exercise, Federer slid to No. 6 in Monday’s positions, switching places with Stefanos Tsitsipas.