Sports Desk, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on Monday equaled Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks on top of the ATP rankings, although the Swiss still has the most consecutive weeks as world No. 1.
Having won his ninth Australian Open title last month, the 18-time Grand Slam champion is guaranteed to pass the record next week when the weekly rankings are out on 8 March.
The Serb, however, remains far from Federer’s tally of 237 consecutive weeks on top of the rankings, with his 122. US Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl follow the Swiss on the list with 160 and 157 weeks respectively.
Djokovic first reached the top spot on 4 July 2011, his breakthrough year, at 24 years and 43 days. He was able to stay at the top of the rankings for 122 consecutive weeks between 7 July 2014 and 6 November 2016. EFE-EPA