Novak Djokovic doesn’t seem to be stopping yet. The world number 1 tennis player has held the top spot for the 350th week running. The Serbian player has been creating new records. On the 8th of March 2021, he broke Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks standing at the top. Since then, he has not looked back. He now eyes the record set by Steffi Graf. The German player holds the record for staying at the top spot for 377 weeks.
The Joker has enjoyed the 2021 year. He first won the Australian Open, then he conquered the French Open and it was the Wimbledon next on his radar. With this, he leveled with the greats like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Had he won the US Open, he would have created history by being the only man to win 21 grand slams.
“It really excites me to walk the path of legends and giants of this sport,” Djokovic said then. “To know that I have earned my place among them by following my childhood dream is a beautiful confirmation that when you do things out of love and passion, everything is possible.”
Can Novak Djokovic break Steffi Graf’s record?
Novak Djokovic can still break the incredible record held by Steffi Graf. He is just 28 weeks away from creating the record. But the difficulty lies in his participation in the upcoming Australian Open. The Serb has still not cleared his view on participating in the Australian Open. A few days ago, the Australian authorities announced that all the players participating in the Australian Open should be totally vaccinated, or else they would not be able to compete.
350!@DjokerNole kicks off his amazing 350th career week at No. 1 on the ATP rankings today.
Since first rising to No. 1 on July 4, 2011, Djokovic has spent 66.9% of the time at the top spot—more than two thirds.
— TENNIS (@Tennis) December 6, 2021
Novak Djokovic has still not cleared the air surrounding him over his participation. He is yet to give a statement on the jabs. Should he participate, he will have a glorious opportunity to win his 21st grand slam and break yet another record.
He will also be able to maintain his no 1 spot for a long time. It will be interesting to see how the Serb manages to maintain the top spot.