February 23, 2024

Novak remains first in the ATP rankings, chasing Federer’s record

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The best Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic started this Monday his record-breaking 411th week at the top of the ATP rankings. Djokovic’s lead has drastically decreased to 9855 points and his rivals are breathing down his neck. However, the fact that he did not play at Indian Wells and Miami last season works in his favor as he does not have points to defend, unlike his challengers – Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner.

In the next two months, Novak only defends 180 points, while Carlos Alcaraz defends 1,910, Medvedev 2,850, and Jannik Sinner 1,510. This means that Novak has a great opportunity to maintain his leading position and break another record held by the famous Swiss player Roger Federer. Specifically, Novak could become the oldest ATP ranking leader.

This record is still held by the Swiss player, who was 36 years and 320 days old when he was first on the list. This could happen on April 1st this year. If he maintains the leading position, Djokovic will become the oldest player in history to be at the top of the ATP rankings at the age of 36 years and 321 days.

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