PIF ATP Rankings Update

Djokovic will be the oldest No. 1 in the history of the PIF ATP Rankings

The Serbian will achieve this feat on Sunday

April 01, 2024

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Novak Djokovic begins his 419th week at the top of the PIF ATP Rankings this Monday.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Records continue to fill Novak Djokovic’s hands.

Beginning this Monday his 419th week as world No. 1, the Serbian will succeed Roger Federer at the end of the week as the oldest No. 1 in the history of the PIF ATP Rankings. Djokovic will surpass the Swiss mark on Sunday, occupying the throne at 36 years and 321 days.

One of the great sporting legends of all time, Djokovic has exhibited unparalleled longevity at the top of the sport. Since turning 30 on May 22, 2017, the Serb has won 31 titles, including 12 of his 24 Grand Slams, 10 of his 40 ATP Masters 1000 crowns and two of his seven titles at the Nitto ATP Finals.

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A renowned work ethic and professionalism in every aspect of his preparation, training and recovery have allowed him to remain among the best figures on the circuit at a very advanced age. As a complement to his obvious talent on the court, the practice of yoga and meditation have strengthened his physical and mental well-being. In addition, careful nutrition has kept him in top shape.

The Serbian has spoken openly about the arrival of young rivals as a source of motivation, a stimulus to continue seeking excellence until competing head to head with the new generations of stars on the ATP Tour.

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Djokovic became world No. 1 for the first time on July 4, 2011 at age 24. By comparison, Novak’s ‘Big 3’ rivals – Federer and Rafael Nadal – reached the top for the first time at age 22. Djokovic’s most recent opponent for the top, Carlos Alcaraz, became the youngest No. 1 in the history of the PIF ATP Rankings in September 2022 at age 19.

Despite everything, in the nearly 13 years since his first promotion to world No. 1, Djokovic has spent much of that time on the throne of men’s tennis. This Monday marks the beginning of his 419th week at the helm of the circuit, establishing 109 weeks ahead of Federer’s second record (310 weeks).

In February 2023, Djokovic also surpassed Stefanie Graf’s 377 weeks to take the record for most weeks held by a male or female tennis player as World No. 1. By becoming the oldest No. 1 in the history of the PIF ATP Rankings, Djokovic has established another mark strong enough to defy the passage of time.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/djokovic-pif-atp-rankings-april-2024-oldest-no-1

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