It was a record fourth-best stint for Djokovic after a total of 275 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.
Djokovic passed tennis legends Jimmy Connors (269) and Ivan Lend (270) just before he lost the most prized position in the rankings. The Serb now only has Pete Sampras and Roger Federer left to compete with for the record. However, he has to start from scratch following Nadal’s surpassing as from this week.
Connors spent a total of eight stints in top spot, with his longest run of 160 consecutive weeks between 29 July 1974 – when he first rose to No. 1 – and 22 August 1977. Djokovic spent 122 straight weeks at the summit in his second period at No. 1 from 7 July 2014 to 6 November 2016. During that time, Djokovic amassed a 167-17 match record, including 21 titles from 26 tour-level finals.
In his latest stint at No. 1, totalling 48 weeks, 32-year-old Djokovic has compiled an impressive match record, including title runs at 2019 Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Djokovic will now focus on battling Rafael Nadal to finish as the 2019 year-end No. 1 for a record-equalling sixth time (2011-12, ’14-15, ’18).
ALL-TIME WEEKS AT NO. 1
|No.1 Player||Total Weeks||Longest Streak|
|1. Roger Federer||310||237 weeks|
|2. Pete Sampras||286||102 weeks|
|3. Novak Djokovic||275||125 weeks|
|4. Ivan Lendl||270||157 weeks|
|5. Jimmy Connors||268||160 weeks|
DJOKOVIC AT NO. 1
Take a closer look at Djokovic’s match wins, Top 10 and finals record during his four stints at No. 1.
|Stints At No.1||W-L Record||vs. Top 10||Finals Record|
|4 July 2011-8 July 2012||63-12||18-9||4-4|
|5 November 2012-6 October 2013||62-9||18-6||5-2|
|7 July 2014-6 November 2016||167-17||60-9||21-5|
|5 November 2018-4 November 2019||46-9||11-4||2-2|