Novak Djokovic’s ATP Finals win on Sunday rubber-stamped him because the year-end world primary for a record eighth time and took him to 400 complete weeks on the high of the rankings.
Here’s a take a look at how his record compares to the greats of the sport.
Djokovic already had extra year-end primary rankings than every other male participant, together with his eighth which means he now matches the record set by Steffi Graf on the WTA Tour.
The Serbian completed each 2011 and 2012 high of the pile, with one other pair again to again in 2014 and 2015. Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal interrupted his dominance in 2016 and 2017 respectively however Djokovic was again on high in 2018, 2020, 2021 and now this yr.
Pete Sampras is his nearest challenger on the ATP Tour with six year-end primary rankings, all in successive years from 1993 to 1998, with 5 every for Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Nadal.
Djokovic has pulled forward of Martina Navratilova, who had seven to path Graf by one on the WTA Tour the place Serena Williams and Chris Evert rank subsequent on 5.
Djokovic is the primary participant, male or feminine, to spend 400 weeks on high of their tour’s rankings.
Graf is closest behind with 377 weeks, adopted by Navratilova and Williams with Federer the second male participant in that chart at 310 weeks – the final participant, male or feminine, above 300.
Perhaps essentially the most outstanding side of Djokovic’s dominance is how the 36-year-old has stayed on the high so lengthy.
He has 177 weeks as primary in his 30s, greater than any male participant and trailing solely Williams’ 196 total. Nadal is subsequent on that record with simply 68 weeks.
Djokovic is the oldest world primary, male or feminine, apart from Federer. The Swiss star’s ultimate day on the high was June 24, 2018, when he was 36 years and 320 days previous – ought to Djokovic high the rankings on or after April 6 subsequent yr, he will even declare that record.
The ATP primary rating modified arms seven instances this yr as Carlos Alcaraz emerged as a severe rival to Djokovic.
The 20-year-old Spaniard beat Djokovic within the Wimbledon ultimate to deny him a calendar-year Grand Slam and loved 4 separate spells at primary.
As 2022 year-end primary, Alcaraz held that spot till January 29. He loved one other two-week spell in March and April, three from May 22 to June 11 earlier than surrendering high spot to Djokovic for a fortnight, then one other 11 weeks from June 26 to September 10 earlier than Djokovic took over for the rest of the yr.
It is essentially the most lead adjustments since 1999 when Sampras had 4 spells and Andre Agassi two, with one every for Carlos Moya, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Pat Rafter making for eight lead adjustments.
The ATP record is 10 lead adjustments in 1983, with John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl battling for high spot. The WTA Tour has by no means had greater than seven lead adjustments in a single yr, hitting that mark in 1995, 2002 and 2017.