Novak Djokovic is the tennis player with the most weeks as world number one | Video

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic This Monday has become the tennis player in history, man or woman, with more weeks like number one in the world, with 378breaking the record set by the German Steffi Graf.

With his 378th week at the top of the ATP world rankings, the Balkan, 35 years old, get undo the draw with Graf which he achieved last week, an achievement that adds to his extensive list of successes on the circuit.

In January, Djokovic equaled Rafael Nadal with 22 titles individual of grand slams by winning the australian open for the tenth time, more than any other male player in history. Also, he is one of two men to have won all four major singles at least twicethe only one who has won all nine Masters 1,000 and the only one who has finished the year as world number one seven times.

The Serb has already held the record for weeks at the head of the ATP ranking for a long time. His closest male rival in the all-time rankings, which was introduced in 1973, is the Swiss Roger Federer, currently retired and who spent a total of 310 weeks as number one in the world. The 'podium' is closed by the American pete sampras (286).

On the women's circuit, Graf came to command the WTA ranking for 377 weeks -which started in 1975-. The German was the female number one 45 weeks more than the second ranked, the Czech Martina Navratilova (332), with the American Serena Williams in third position (319).

In the rest of the ATP ranking this week, the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz remains in second placedespite losing in the final in Rio de Janeiro, ahead of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and from norwegian Casper Ruud, while the American taylor fritz He has risen two positions to close the 'Top 5'.

The most pronounced drop in the 'Top 10' is starring Rafael Nadal, who has paid his layoff due to injury and has gone from sixth to eighth place, behind the russians Andrey Rublev and Daniel Medvedev. the canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and the danish Holger Rune they are ninth and tenth, respectively.

(With information from Europe Press)

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