Novak Đoković (36) celebrated his victory at the final ATP tournament of the season by claiming the top spot in the updated ATP ranking for the 400th week. This places him as the first and only tennis player in history to hold the number one spot for so many weeks. By surpassing Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at the beginning of 2023, Đoković has solidified his place at the top of the sport.
This year, he alternated with Carlos Alcaraz at the top of the rankings, but at the final tournament in Turin, Djokovic confirmed that he will end the year as the best in the world, for the eighth time in his career. He remarked that being the best in the ATP ranking is the dream of every tennis player and one of the most difficult achievements in the sport. This crowning glory of his season is a blessing, and he expressed gratitude to his staff, trainers, and supporters.
By winning against Jannik Sinner at the final ATP tournament, Djokovic achieved another record by overtaking Roger Federer. This win secured his position as the best in the world, and he is looking forward to the Australian Open as the top-ranked player. In 2024, Djokovic will likely become only the third tennis player in history with more than 1,100 career wins and is just two titles short of reaching 100.