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Novak Djokovic breaks Steffi Graf’s record for first week


This Monday, Serbian Novak Djokovic, 35, began another week at the top of the ATP rankings, surpassing the record of German tennis player Steffi Graf, who spent 377 weeks at the top of the women’s rankings between 1987 and 1997. He is already 2646 days 378 weeks old) is the leader in the ATP rankings, more than anyone in history. And that’s not Djokovic’s only record.

With a victory last month at the Australian Open, where he also won his first Grand Slam in 2008, Novak equaled Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Both are a stone’s throw from Margaret Court’s all-time record.

Novak Djokovic has won 38 Masters 1000 victories. Since 2007, the Serbian has always won at least one prize per year.

He also has the most ATP Finals under his belt. Djokovic is the best with six titles at the end of the year. His triumph last year in Turin equaled that of Roger Federer. That’s two less than Martina Navratilova’s overall record.

In addition, Novak Djokovic is also the tennis player with the most major trophies (Grand Slam, Masters 1000, Finals and Olympics), seven more than Nadal.

Also read: Djokovic talks about his rivalry with Nadal. The Serbian tennis player assured that his great desire was to play his 60th match against Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros final.

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