Novak Djokovic’s ATP Rankings milestones as he reaches 311 weeks at No 1 to surpass Roger Federer’s record
It was a long-treasured record that he had set his sights on a few years ago and now Novak Djokovic can tick another goal off his to-do list as he set a new milestone of 311 weeks as ATP No 1, eclipsing Roger Federer’s mark for most weeks at the top of the ATP Rankings.
“This is one of my two biggest professional goals,” the Serbian said last year.
“To reach the record of, (and) surpass Roger’s record for longest No 1 and win as many (Grand) Slams as possible.”
And a year later Djokovic can finally add the new record to his CV.
The Serbian first became world No 1 in July 2011 and nearly a full decade later he moved past Federer’s mark of 310.
Currently in his fifth spell at the top, Djokovic’s first stint as world No 1 lasted 53 weeks while his third stretch from July 2014 to November 2016 was his longest as he spent 122 consecutive weeks at the top.
His current stint started in February 2020 when he moved past Rafael Nadal and he finished last year as the year-end No 1 for a sixth time to draw level with his childhood idol Pete Sampras’ record with 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018 the other times he ended the year at No 1.
Overview of Novak Djokovic’s ATP Rankings milestones
- Turns pro in 2003 and enters the ATP Rankings at No 767 in July 2003
- Enters ATP top 500 at No 338 in May 2004
- Climbs into the ATP top 100 for the first time in July 2005 as he hits No 94
- Makes his top 50 debut at No 40 in June 2006 on the back of reaching Roland Garros quarter-final
- Debuts top 20 in October 2006 after winning first titles in Amersfoort and Metz
- Enters ATP top 10 at No 10 in March 2007 after winning Miami Masters
- Becomes world No 1 for the first time in July 2011
- Claims the year-end No 1 for the first time in November 2011
- After dropping to No 2 in July 2012, he returns to No 1 in November 2012 and finishes year at No 1
- Spends 48 weeks at No 1 before dropping to No 2 in October 2013
- Third stint at No 1 starts July 2014 and lasts 122 consecutive weeks as he finishes 2014 and 2015 as year-end No 1
- Fourth spell at the top is 52 weeks and runs from November 2018 until November 2019
- Fifth spell at No 1 started on February 2020 and took him to 311 weeks and counting
Emma Raducanu announces new sponsorship deal as she reveals how decision to become brand ambassador was influenced
Dior the latest to link up with Emma Raducanu.
The famous Wimbledon queues will return in 2022 as All England Club reveals changes to the schedule
Covid restrictions meant all tickets for the 2021 tournament were sold online.
Novak Djokovic gives update on his 2021 schedule as he also reveals when he will return to training
Novak Djokovic gives update on 2021 schedule.
Incredible footage of US Open champ Emma Raducanu playing Indian Wells winner Paula Badosa
Emma Raducanu took on Paula Badosa at a Futures tournament in Bolton two years ago.
Cameron Norrie inspired by Emma Raducanu’s US Open win, but says it’s ’50-50′ about which story is more believable
Emma Raducanu “inspired me a little bit, that was crazy”, says Cameron Norrie.
Andy Murray backs Kim Clijsters to win at highest level again with Scot impressed by her ball-striking
“I’m sure she can still win matches at the highest level.”
Novak Djokovic reveals ‘I still don’t know if I will’ play in Australian Open as he vows to stay mum over vaccine status
Questions over Djokovic’s participation in Aus Open.
Unvaccinated tennis players warned they are unlikely to receive visas for the 2022 Australian Open
Victoria has a vaccination mandate for professional athletes.
ATP Rankings: Roger Federer out of the top 10, Cameron Norrie into top 20, Andy Murray plunges
This week’s ATP Rankings update.
Cameron Norrie ‘a great example for not just British players but all tennis players’, says Andy Murray
Cameron Norrie has climbed to 15th in the ATP Rankings after winning the BNP Paribas Open.