PIF ATP Rankings Update

Djokovic and Bopanna reflect as the oldest No. 1 in history

Both stars compete this week in Monte Carlo

April 08, 2024


By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Age is simply a number. Novak Djokovic and Rohan Bopanna continue to prove it day by day on the ATP Tour.

This Sunday, Novak Djokovic, who will turn 37 in May, surpassed Roger Federer as the oldest No. 1 in the history of the PIF ATP Rankings. Bopanna, at 44 years old, holds that status in the PIF ATP Doubles Rankings.

“We are not even. This is not 50-50,” Djokovic said, amidst laughter. “He spent more years in the 80s. But we are still going strong.”

“Tennis teaches you a lot of wonderful things,” Bopanna said. “I think experience makes you win.”

“I would say the experience, but also having a dedication to the sport every day. I see him for many hours in the gym, also at the physiotherapist a little more than before. It is fantastic to have shared the circuit with you for so many years. To be the No. 1 more veterans in singles and doubles at the same time is an incredible moment.”

“It’s something very positive for Serbian and Indian tennis, I hope we can do something soon in India. We could play there, I would love to.”

“It’s wonderful. We’re older, but we’re still strong.”

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/djokovic-bopanna-oldest-world-no-1s-monte-carlo-2024

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