Novak Djokovic Sets Record For Most Weeks At No. 1
by Staff | March 8th, 2021, 10:32 am

It’s been a foregone conclusion for a while, but today, Novak Djokovic surpassed rival Roger Federer to become the record-holder for most weeks as ATP No. 1 with 311.

Djokovic first reached No. 1 on July 4, 2011 after his maiden Wimbledon title.

“Big day today,” Djokovic posted on twitter. “Chase your dreams. Thank you guys so much for this.”

His wife, Jelena, also congratulated Novak on the achievement. “311 weeks and counting. So proud of you amore! Heart suit @DjokerNole”

With the rankings semi-frozen still, Djokovic will stay in the top spot through the French Open.

Novak Djokovic (SRB) 311
Roger Federer (SUI) 310
Pete Sampras (USA) 286
Ivan Lendl (CZE) 270
Jimmy Connors (USA) 268

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8 Comments for Novak Djokovic Sets Record For Most Weeks At No. 1

jac Says:

Not too bad

Wog Boy Says:

TX in mourning, my sincere condolences.

RIP #310

The record that wasn’t supposed to be broken in the next 100 years?

Van Persie Says:

Enjoy the silence, WB :)

Agree with jac: Not too Bad ;)

Wog Boy Says:

Hi VP,

I am enjoying the silence, very much so, particularly since I was here in 2012 when the other dude broke Sampras record:)

Giles Says:

Yeah most weeks any player has faked as much as he has.

chrisford1 Says:

Giles – there are some that stew in silence, and there are others who should be silent but stew in public. So Novak fans can see their self-torment.
Best be silent and take it like a man. And as you know, the points system doesn’t reward fakers….only players that win points. And since 2011, Djokovic has been ascendant.

Giles Says:

^^ Points shmoints!

Jack Says:

COVID asterisk on this one

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