Novak Đoković, a 36-year-old tennis superstar, has just won the ATP tournament and claimed the top spot in the updated ATP ranking. This achievement marks his 400th week at number one, an unprecedented feat in tennis history. He surpassed Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at the top earlier in the year, making him the new record holder.
During the final match against Jannik Sinner, Đoković secured a victory and set a new record by winning his seventh title at the tournament. His journey to becoming number one started on July 4, 2011, where he held the position for 53 weeks before sharing it with Carlos Alcaraz later this year. However, he has now been confirmed as the best player of 2023 for the eighth time in his career.
This remarkable accomplishment is a testament to his hard work and dedication throughout his season. He attributes his success to his team and expresses gratitude for their contributions to his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will kick off next year as the undisputed best tennis player in the world and position himself for at least another 409 weeks in the top spot.
Looking ahead to next year, Novak Djokovic is poised to become only the third tennis player in history with more than 1,100 career wins. All he needs are two more titles to reach the century mark, which is sure to be an exciting challenge for him as he continues to dominate the sport.