ATP Tour News: Djokovic ties Federer’s record of 310 weeks at #1 in FedEx ATP Rankings

Novak Djokovic at 2011 Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIII in Perth, Australia. Derivative work César, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

3/1/2021

Serbian set to break record on 8 March

Novak Djokovic has today equalled Roger Federer’s all-time record for most weeks at No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. The Serbian has now held the top spot for 310 weeks over five different stints.

Djokovic first rose to No. 1 aged 24 years and 43 days on 4 July 2011, and spent a personal-best 122 consecutive weeks at the summit of the FedEx ATP Rankings between 7 July 2014 and 6 November 2016.

By lifting his ninth Australian Open crown (d. Medvedev) eight days ago, Djokovic guaranteed that he would surpass Federer’s weeks at No. 1 record on 8 March. The Serbian’s success at Melbourne Park has underpinned his record run as World No. 1.

The 34-year-old Djokovic has compiled a 387-53 win-loss record as World No. 1, including a 117-30 mark against Top 10 opponents and a 39-13 record in tour-level finals.

*The FedEx ATP Rankings were frozen between 23 March 2020 and 23 August 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic

Djokovic is one of 26 players in the history of the FedEx ATP Rankings to hold the top spot (since 23 August 1973). He finished 2020 as year-end No. 1 for the sixth time (also 2011-12, ’14-15 and ’18), tying the record of Pete Sampras (1993-98).

Roger Federer at the 2010 Australian Open. By Esther Lim, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

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