Djokovic will surpass Federer and become the oldest number 1

Djokovic will surpass Federer and become the oldest number 1
Djokovic will surpass Federer and become the oldest number 1
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London, England) – In his 419th week as number 1 in the world, Serbian Novak Djokovic will break yet another record held by Swiss Roger Federer in the rankings next week. Upon reaching 36 years and 321 days next Sunday, ‘Nole’ will guarantee himself as the leader of the oldest ranking in the history of the ATP, surpassing another of his rival’s marks.

Djokovic became world number 1 for the first time on July 4, 2011, at the age of 24. In contrast, the two great Big 3 rivals, Federer and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, reached number one for the first time at the age of 22. Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, on the other hand, became the youngest number 1 in history in September 2022, at 19 years old.

However, in the nearly 13 years since he first became world No. 1, the Serb has spent a large proportion of his time at the top of the ATP. This week, by reaching 419 weeks at the top, he reaches 109 weeks more than Federer (310 weeks) and has more than twice as much as Nadal

In February 2023, Djokovic also surpassed the iconic count of German Stefanie Graf, who led the WTA rankings for 377 weeks, thus becoming the tennis player with the most weeks as number 1 in the world, whether male or female, once again writing his name in the history of world tennis.


The article is in Portuguese

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