Novak Djokovic celebrates 400 No. 1 weeks, leaves Roger Federer in the dust

A day after claiming his seventh ATP Finals crown, Novak Djokovic started his mindblowing 400th week as world no. 1! The Serb achieved an incredible record that will take some beating in the future, ruling the tennis world since the summer of 2011 like no one before him. At 36 and six months, Novak is eager to chase more records in 2024 despite having them all, showing his incredible will and desire that has guided him toward the GOAT status. When Roger Federer achieved his 310th week as world no. 1 in 2018, Novak stood on 223, recovering from an injury and returning to his best a few weeks later at Wimbledon. Djokovic passed Federer with incredible consistency and smashed the Swiss' record, taking it to uncharted territory where he should probably sail alone for good! Novak had been battling for the ATP throne with Carlos Alcaraz throughout the season, breaking the youngster's resistance at the US Open and cementing his status as the world's best player in Paris and Turin.

Novak Djokovic is spending his 400th week as world no. 1. 

After missing two Majors in 2022, Novak was eager to show his A-game at this year's most notable events. He conquered three and lost the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz, standing at 24 Major crowns and leaving Rafael Nadal behind for good. Djokovic secured his tenth Australian Open crown over Stefanos Tsitsipas and slowed down a bit in the upcoming months, missing Indian Wells and Miami due to his vaccination status. Seeking his third Roland Garros crown, Novak took down Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud, reaching the record-breaking 23rd Major trophy and cementing his GOAT status. Djokovic became the only player with three titles at all four Majors, and he wished for more at The All England Club in London.

The Serb was the favorite to win his eighth Wimbledon trophy and extend his reign at Majors. He reached the final but fell to Alcaraz after five epic sets, experiencing his only loss at Majors in 2023. Djokovic and Alcaraz met in the cracking Cincinnati final, battling for nearly four hours. Novak prevailed and secured his 39th Masters 1000 crown, gaining momentum over Carlos and keeping it until the end of the season. The Serb conquered his 24th Major in New York and moved into the driving seat in the year-end no. 1 battle. Novak reduced his schedule by the end of the season, playing one Davis Cup match in Valencia and taking a break until Paris and Turin. Djokovic conquered both events, adding 2300 ATP points to his tally and finishing the season at the top for the eighth time.