Djokovic ties Federer’s record for most weeks as world number one

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Novak Djokovic equaled Roger Federer’s all-time record for most weeks as Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world number one on Monday, holding the top spot for the 310th week.

Djokovic’s ninth Australian Open title last month guaranteed that he would surpass Federer’s record on March 8.

Having reached another milestone in his illustrious career, Djokovic said he would look to adjust his calendar.

He said he would make overhauling the record of 20 Grand Slam titles jointly held by Federer and Rafa Nadal his top priority.

“Now, after achieving the historic number one for the longest weeks at number one, it’s going to be a relief for me because I’m going to focus all my attention on Slams mostly.

“When you are going for number one ranking, you kind of have to be playing the entire season and you have to be playing well. You have to play all the tournaments.“

This is Djokovic’s fifth stint atop the world rankings.

The 33-year-old reclaimed the top spot from Nadal in February 2020  and finished as the year-end number one for the sixth time.

He tied the record set by American great Pete Sampras.

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