Tennis world no.1 and all round legend Novak Djokovic is on course to beat a stunning record set by Roger Federer and it’s been almost six years in the making.
Novak Djokovic has equalled Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks ranked as world number one and the Serbian will break the record next week report the BBC.
Djokovic sits on 12,030 points – more than 2,000 clear of Rafael Nadal, with Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem the only other players with more than 7,000 points.
Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam title and his ninth Australian Open crown in Melbourne last month taking him just two wins behind the joint holders of the men’s Grand Slam record, Federer and Rafael Nadal.
“After achieving the historic number one for the longest weeks at number one, it’s going to be a relief for me because I’m going to focus all my attention on slams mostly,” said Djokovic.
The Serbian has been helped by temporary changes to the ranking system due to the global Covid-19 pandemic which means players can currently count tournaments from two years instead of one.