Novak Đoković, the reigning champion of the ATP tournament, has claimed the top spot in the updated ATP ranking for the 400th time. This achievement marks him as the first player to ever reach this milestone and sets a new record in tennis history. His closest competitor, Roger Federer, held the number one spot for just 310 weeks, which is 90 weeks less than Đoković.
In the final tournament match against Jannik Sinner, Đoković emerged victorious and set a new record by winning his seventh title in this event. He first topped the ATP rankings on July 4, 2011 and maintained his position for a remarkable 53 weeks. This year, he shared the top spot with Carlos Alcaraz but ultimately secured his position as the best player of 2023.
This remarkable achievement serves as a testament to his season’s success and is an accomplishment that every tennis player dreams of achieving. Novak attributes his success to his team and expresses gratitude for their contributions throughout his journey. With this victory, he will enter into next year’s season as the undisputed best tennis player in the world and will hold onto the top spot for at least another 409 weeks.
Looking ahead to next year, Novak is poised to become only the third player in history with over 1,100 career wins if he achieves two more titles before then.