Djokovic ties Graf's record of 377 weeks as world no. 1

Djokovic ties Graf's record of 377 weeks as world no. 1

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Novak Djokovic has just tied the legendary Steffi Graf's record of 377 weeks as the world's number one.

Djokovic has been dominating the men's tennis circuit for years, but he dropped from the top spot in the ATP Rankings last year as he wasn't able to travel to some tournaments. In 2023, the Serb returned to the world no. 1 spot after triumphing in Melbourne, and now he equaled the record of Steffi Graf.

With this incredible milestone, Djokovic has officially cemented himself as a living legend in the sport. The Serb has been at the top of the world rankings for a total of 6 years and 31 weeks, and his reign doesn't seem to be coming to an end anytime soon.

While the German player stopped at 377, the 22-time Grand Slam champion is playing his best tennis and this year, he's expected to extend this record even further, possibly even to 400 weeks, which no other player managed to do before in singles.

Djokovic's rise to the top in 2023 was not an easy one, as he had to compete against some of the best players in the world, while injured, to get there. However, his dedication, hard work, and exceptional talent have propelled him to the top of the sport.

As he approaches his 36th birthday in May, Djokovic shows no signs of slowing down. He has already won 22 Grand Slam titles, two ahead of Roger Federer and tied with Rafael Nadal, and it seems like only a matter of time before he sprints ahead.

As Djokovic continues his march towards tennis greatness, one thing is certain: he will continue to inspire the next generation of players and leave an indelible mark on the sport for years to come. Next Monday, he will officially break Steffi Graf's record.


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