Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was extremely happy and proud after setting the record for the most weeks spent as world No. 1.
On Monday, Djokovic entered his 311th week as world No. 1 on the ATP ranking list and he is now officially the player with the most weeks spent as world No. 1 in tennis history.
Roger Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, previously held the record with 310 weeks spent as world No. 1.
”I’m endlessly happy and proud of achieving such a big success in the sport to which I’m so dedicated and which I love so much. I’m especially happy that I can share this achievement with all the people in Serbia, because I know how much it means to them and how much they relate to my results,” Djokovic told Tanjug.
Federer followed tennis and Djokovic
Federer, a former world No. 1, underwent two knee surgeries last season and the Australian Open was his last tournament.
After being out for 14 months, Federer is set to return to competitive action this week in Doha.
The US Open was a big thing for m,” Federer said, as revealed on Tennis Majors. ”Just seeing Dominic (Thiem) winning his first Grand Slam title under unreal circumstances with Zverev, you know, who both deserve their first Slam. It broke my heart that there were no fans, but really happy for Dominic. Rafa’s reign at the French continues. Medvedev’s run was fantastic. At the end of the season, Rublev has been doing wonderful. Novak’s keeping it up in Australia again was impressive. I watched quite a lot, actually, as much as I possibly could. I mean, I’m not just spending hours and hours in front of the TV watching all the matches, but a lot of highlights and making sure I stay up to speed.”