Novak Djokovic earns incredible ranking milestone. Will anyone catch him?

Novak Djokovic is an eight-time year-end no. 1 player at 36

Novak Djokovic has crowned an incredible season with his eighth year-end no. 1 honor, extending his record and leaving all the rivals miles behind. Novak is the world’s best player at 36, receiving a beautiful trophy in Turin a day after making a winning start at the ATP Finals.

Focusing on big tournaments, Djokovic embraced a 27-1 run at Majors in 2023, winning three titles and leaving Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer behind for good. Also, Djokovic lifted two Masters 1000 crowns, becoming the first player with 40 trophies at that level.

Next Monday, the Serb will celebrate an incredible 400th week as world no. 1, setting many records that should stay on his tally for good. Djokovic battled for the year-end no. 1 spot with Carlos Alcaraz, taking charge in the season’s closing stages and overpowering his 20-year-old rival.

Of course, Novak is the oldest year-end no. 1 player, extending his last year’s record and hoping to finish the season on a high note in Turin and Malaga. After missing two Major events in 2022, the Serb felt hungry to conquer them all in the current season!

Novak kicked off the year with an ATP title in Adelaide, beating Sebastian Korda in a thrilling final. Djokovic traveled to Melbourne as the top favorite. He defeated all the opponents at his favorite tournament, lifting his tenth Australian Open trophy and matching Nadal’s tally of 22 Major titles.

Novak Djokovic is an eight-time year-end no. 1 player.
Djokovic skipped Indian Wells and Miami, the final tournaments he missed due to his vaccination status. The Serb needed a couple of events to raise his level on clay, doing everything right at Roland Garros and becoming the first player with 23 Major crowns.

Novak defeated Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud, standing as the only player with three titles at all four Majors. Djokovic was the favorite at The All England Club, chasing his eighth Wimbledon title. The Serb reached the final and met Carlos Alcaraz, losing in five thrilling sets and ending his streak at Majors.

Novak and Carlos were the rivals in another final in Cincinnati, with the Serb prevailing after a cracker and securing his 39th Masters 1000 trophy. Novak conquered the US Open for the fourth time, beating Daniil Medvedev in the final and adding the 24th Major crown to his incredible collection.

Djokovic took a break (outside one Davis Cup match) and returned to action in Paris, setting his eyes on his seventh trophy in the French capital. Novak did not feel good physically due to stomach issues. However, he prevailed over all the rivals and celebrated his 40th Masters 1000 crown, writing history books again.

Djokovic is the favorite at the ATP Finals, winning the title a year ago and seeking another this week, feeling mighty confident after everything he has achieved.

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