Novak Djokovic breaks the record for the number of weeks spent as number 1 in the tennis rankings


Novak Djokovic broke the 26-year-old record held by Martina Hingis. The former tennis player was number one for a record 377 weeks. Now, Novak Djokovic has beaten Hingis this week by starting his 378th week at the top of the chart.

Novak Djokovic beats Martina Hingis for the number of weeks spent at the top of the rankings. This is not his only personal record in tennis history. His recent Australian Open title tied him with Rafael Nadal’s historic 22 men’s Grand Slam titles. He’s also the only one to win the Australian Open 10 times and looking at his form, who knows, maybe he wants to do at the Australian Open what Rafael Nadal did at Roland Garros, which is to win at least 14 times.

Djokovic also holds the record for points in a season. In 2015, Djokovic amassed 16,785 points with 11 titles: Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome, Wimbledon, US Open, Beijing, Shanghai, Paris-Bercy and the Masters Cup. The best start to the season is another of his records. The Belgrade colossus won the first 41 matches of the 2011 season until losing to Roger Federer in the Roland Garros semi-final. Djokovic is also the only player to have won all nine Masters 1000s. In fact, he has done so at least twice. In 2015, he won six out of nine.

He is the longest reigning champion with ten major titles over the age of thirty. The diet and regimes that the Belgrade tennis player follows outside the competition pay off. In Australia, he won his tenth Over-30 Grand Slam title at the age of 35 years and 252 days.

Another record that stands out in Djokovic’s career is that he won 1,043 of the 1,249 matches played. This gives a success rate of 83.5 percent. The only one who can match him here is Rafael Nadal. He still ranks second in this ranking with 1,068 wins to 220 losses, a success rate of 82.9 percent.

Finally, I would like to add that he is the leader of titles won among active tennis players. The Australian Open triumph allowed Djokovic to break the tie with Nadal for total tournament wins. Now it’s 93 for the Serb and 92 for the Spaniard. It’s scary to think how these gentlemen will end their careers. One thing is for sure, no one will ever beat their stats.

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