The ATP announced today that this week marks Novak Djokovic’s 100th career week ranked as the No. 1 player. The Serb who first reached the top spot on July 4, 2011 joins eight other players in history to reach the milestone.
“I was taught to dream big and to dream to be No. 1 in the world,” said Djokovic. “It takes years of hard work and dedication. It is a long process to become a champion. Tennis is a very specific and unique sport, where you take all the credit or all the blame.”
Djokovic’s tenure at the top might not lost much longer, however. Novak has title points from Beijing, which begins next Monday, and Shanghai to defend while No. 2 Rafael Nadal who is nipping at his heels has a clean slate the rest of the season.
Men To Rank 100+ Weeks On ATP Computer
1. Roger Federer, 302
2. Pete Sampras, 286
3. Ivan Lendl, 270
4. Jimmy Connors, 268
5. John McEnroe, 170
6. Bjorn Borg, 109
7. Rafael Nadal, 102
8. Andre Agassi, 101
9. Novak Djokovic, 100
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