He did not start competing, but he is still more current than ever. With the change of season, Novak Djokovic became the first tennis player in the history of the sport to be the No. 1 in the world for 11 different years. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, from behind.
The Serbian does not stop breaking records and surely this will be a special year, since it will go through the thorn that was left from 2021 in which he could not get the Grand Slam calendar and was on the verge of being the tennis player with the largest number of Majors (currently he is equaled with the Spanish and the Swiss at 20).
The years in which Nole’s tennis reigned were from 2011 to 2016 and then from 2018 to the present. Thus, in total, he accumulates 11 different years in which he was at least the leader of the classification.
The dispute for this record kept it with Rafa, who did it 10 times. The manacorí did three different stages: 2008-2011, 2013-2014, 2017-2020.
For its part, Federer was already running behind with one year less. The Helvetian was N ° 1 for 9 years, also in three stages for this statistic: 2004-2010, 2012 and 2018.
In turn, Djokovic is among the only five tennis players from 1973 to the present who during two or more seasons they were 100% of the weeks as N ° 1.
It was in 2015 and 2021, and it shares the amount with Pete Sampras (1994 and 1997) and Ivan Lendl (1986 and 1987). In front Jimmy Connors (1975, 1976 and 1978) and his own Federer (2005, 2006, 2007), both with three.