New brand for Novak Djokovic securing number one until the end of 2020 which allows him to consolidate himself as the oldest tennis player of the Open Era to achieve it. With 33 years and 7 months, Nole exceeds by just one month the record reached by Rafael Nadal in 2019.
In the last four seasons this record was broken by the Spanish and the Serbian, surpassing the previous records of Ivan Lendl (29 years and 9 months in 1989), André Agassi (29 years and 9 months in 1999), Andy Murray (29 years and 7 months in 2016) and Roger Federer, whose last season as number 1 was in 2009, when he was 28 years and 4 months old.
Currently Djokovic takes 292 weeks as the best racket in the world and will at least cross the 300 line. To become the ultimate king, Djokovic will have to remain firm up without interruptions and will achieve the feat on Monday, March 8, 2021. That day, the Serbian, if before he is not displaced by the Spanish Rafael Nadal, it will reach 311 weeks. A week earlier, of course, he would match Federer.