Novak Đoković, the world’s top-ranked tennis player, recently secured his fourth ATP title of the season at the final tournament of the year. This win propelled him to the number one spot in the updated ATP rankings, a position he has held for a staggering 400 weeks – an achievement that no other tennis player has ever reached.
During the final match against Jannik Sinner, Đoković played with exceptional skill and determination, winning the tournament for the seventh time in his illustrious career. He first claimed the top spot on July 4, 2011 and held it for an impressive 53 weeks before sharing it with Carlos Alcaraz later in the year. However, he ultimately emerged as the clear winner and will finish 2023 as the best tennis player in the world.
This remarkable achievement is a testament to Đoković’s hard work and dedication to his craft. He attributes his success to his team and expresses gratitude for their unwavering support throughout his journey. As a result of his triumphant season, he will kick off 2024 as the undisputed king of tennis, positioned to hold onto the number one spot for at least another 409 weeks.
Looking ahead, Đoković is poised to become only the third tennis player in history with more than 1,100 career wins in 2024. With just two more titles under his belt, he will surpass Roger Federer’s record of 103 career victories and cement himself as one of greatest players of all time.