Novak Djokovic Makes Tennis History with 400 Weeks as World Number One

Incredible Achievement: Djokovic Completes 400 Weeks as World Number One

In terms of ⁣ranking, the mission ⁢was simple. Novak Djokovic only needed a victory at the ATP Finals to ensure‍ he finishes‍ the season at the ​top of the world rankings. At first, ​he didn’t miss. In his‍ debut in⁢ Turin,‍ the Serbian⁣ beat Holger Rune. The next day, Monday, before the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev, the Serbian⁢ was honored⁣ at the Pala Alpitour stadium and received his eighth number one trophy ​of the year (no one has that many). This Sunday, he completed the work ⁤of art⁢ with his seventh Masters ​Cup (no ‌one has that many, again).​ This Monday, he will begin‍ his 400th week as number one in the world. And no one has that many, for the umpteenth time. Behind him, Federer (with 310), Sampras ‍(286),‌ Lendl (270), Connors (268) and Nadal (209). In another galaxy.

Position Player Weeks as Number One
1st Novak Djokovic (SRB) 400
2nd Roger Federer (SUI) 310
3rd Pete Sampras (USA) 286
4th Ivan Lendl (USA) 270
5th Jimmy Connors (USA) 268
6th Rafael​ Nadal (ESP) 209
16th Carlos‍ Alcaraz (ESP) 36

“Honestly, if I have to think about ​Novak’s 400​ weeks as number one, I have to be⁣ there ​for about 15⁢ years. So it’s‍ amazing. It’s something that only a legend of our sport could​ achieve,” Alcaraz dedicated to Djokovic before facing him in the semifinals. Last year, the honor ‌of finishing as number one of the year went to the Spaniard. This season, Charly made the⁤ most of the race. On repeated occasions, he mentioned ⁤that it was one of his big goals for the final stretch‌ of the course. “I have some tournaments ⁤ahead of me. “I have to do​ my best if I want to have ⁢the opportunity to finish the year as number one,” he said after falling in the second round of the Shanghai Masters, a little over a month ago, still with⁤ some ⁢hope. Nole closed all the ⁢doors on ⁤him.

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In​ this ⁢way, ‍Djokovic closes his⁢ monstrous season (six titles in total, with⁢ three Grand Slams and two Masters 1,000) at the top of the⁢ ATP ranking with 11,245 points. ⁤Behind him, an Alcaraz (8,855 ⁢points) who secured second place‌ by beating Daniil Medvedev in the group stage in Turin. The Russian, precisely,⁤ closes the podium with 7,600 points. Jannik Sinner, the ‍proper name of the last weeks, is‍ located at its doors. ‌Andrey Rublev (5th), installed ‍in his best position ever, Stefanos ‍Tsitsipas (6th), Alexander Zverev‍ (7th), Holger Rune (8th), ‌Hubert Hurkacz (9th) thanks to a great final stretch ⁤of the year, and Taylor Fritz (10th) close the top-10, with Casper Ruud ‍(11th), a fixture⁣ in recent times,​ outside of ‍it.

Position Player Points
1st Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,245
2nd Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 8,855
3rd Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7,600
4th Jannik‌ Sinner (ITA) 6,490
5th Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4,805
6th Stefanos⁤ Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,235
7th Alexander Zverev (GER) 3,985
8th Holger‌ Rune (DEN) 3,660
9th Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,245
10th Taylor Fritz (USA) 3,100
26th Alexander Davidovich (ESP) 1,495
62nd Roberto ‍Bautista (ESP) 836
63rd Roberto Carballes (ESP) 816
81st Bernabe Zapata (ESP) 715
85th Jaume Munar⁤ (ESP) 706
95th Albert Ramos (ESP) 654

Difficult Year for Spanish Tennis

Beyond Alcaraz, Alejandro Davidovich, in 26th position, is the best-positioned Spaniard in ⁤the ranking. In total, the Navy ‌has seven representatives in the top-100, although in positions that are far from what is⁢ usual in recent years. Injuries have punished Roberto Bautista (62nd) and, especially, Pablo Carreño (603rd) who,‌ since⁢ February, ⁤has only ‍been able to play three games in Challengers. Roberto ⁤Carballés (63rd), the only Spaniard to have ​won a title in 2023‌ (Marrakech)⁤ besides Carlitos, Bernabé⁢ Zapata (81st), Jaume Munar (85th)⁣ and Albert Ramos (95th) are the other national ‍tennis players in the first hundred ​positions. Outside ‌of them, as is ‌obvious⁤ due to inactivity, ⁢there is also a‍ Rafa ⁤Nadal (664th)​ that already the countdown has started to get back on ⁣the slopes.

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  1. “Novak Djokovic’s unrivaled achievement of 400 weeks as the world number one cements his legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. A true force to be reckoned with, his dedication and consistency are simply unmatched. Bravo, Djokovic!”

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