Updates: 17.02.2021 16:43
Melbourne – Novak Djokovic will become a record holder in the number of weeks spent in the first place in the world rankings thanks to today’s defeat of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The Serbian tennis player is sure that he will be at the top of the ATP rankings as well as the 311th week, which will exceed the current maximum maximum of 310 weeks of the Swiss Roger Federer.
The 33-year-old Djokovic became world number one for the first time in July 2011 after his premiere triumph at Wimbledon. The 17-time Grand Slam champion is currently experiencing his fifth season at the top of the rankings since last February.
On Thursday, Djokovic will face the surprise of the tournament in the semifinals of the Australian Open with Aslan Karacev from Russia. The second man in the world rankings, Nadal, who was number one for 209 weeks, was eliminated in Melbourne in the quarterfinals today after a five-hundred-strong battle with the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Federer still has a record for the continuous time spent at the top of the standings, the world number one was 237 weeks without interruption. Djokovic is fourth in this statistic, 122 weeks behind Jimmy Connors (160) and Ivan Lendl (157).
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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