Novak Djokovic connected Roger Federer’s tennis record for the majority of weeks as ATP world No. 1 on Monday, holding the leading area for the 310th week.
Djokovic’s ninth Australian Open title last month ensured that he will go beyond Federer’s record on March 8.
Having actually reached another profession turning point, Djokovic had actually stated he would seek to change his calendar and make passing Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles his leading concern.
” Now, after accomplishing the historical No. 1 for the longest weeks at No. 1, it’s going to be a relief for me since I’m going to focus all my attention on Slams primarily,” Djokovic stated after his title accomplishment at Melbourne Park.
” When you are choosing No. 1 ranking, you type of need to be playing the whole season and you need to be playing well, you need to play all the competitions.
” My objectives will adjust and will move a bit, which implies that I will need to change likewise my calendar– not need to, however I will have a chance to do that which, as a daddy and a partner, I’m truly anticipating that.”
This is Djokovic’s 5th stint atop the world rankings. The 33-year-old recovered the leading area from Nadal in February in 2015 and completed as the year-end No. 1 for the 6th time– connecting the record set by Pete Sampras.