World No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, celebrated his 350th week atop the ATP Rankings, extending his record for the most weeks in the top spot, even as the Serbian set sights on Germany’s women’s tennis great Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at the top of the WTA rankings.
It was a historic season for the Serbian, who finished year-end No. 1 for the record-breaking seventh time, moving ahead of his idol, American legend Pete Sampras (six years). On March 8, he broke a tie with Swiss ace Roger Federer (310 weeks) for the most weeks as world No. 1 since the inception of the ATP Rankings in 1973. Djokovic has not looked back since.
It really excites me to walk the path of legends and giants of this sport,” Djokovic had said then. “To know that I have earned my place among them by following my childhood dream is a beautiful confirmation that when you do things out of love and passion, everything is possible.”