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Novak Djokovic equals Steffi Graf’s record for weeks as world number 1 Sport-rated




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Tennis legend Novak Djokovic is one week away from another milestone after matching Steffi Graf’s all-time record for most weeks at number one out of 377. The 35-year-old Serb remains at the top of the latest ATP rankings published on Monday, which equals it with the number of weeks Graf spent as the women’s world number one. Djokovic returned to the number one ranking for the seventh time after his victory at the Australian Open in late January, which was a record equaling his 22nd Grand Slam singles title.

Two former world number ones enjoyed success over the weekend: Daniil Medvedev clinched the Rotterdam title and Carlos Alcaraz made a victorious return to the Argentine circuit.

Medvedev’s three-set win, his 16th career title, over Italy’s Jannik Sinner sees him return to the top 10: he moves up three places to eighth. The losing finalist’s consolation is a two-place rise to 12th in the standings.

Alcaraz’s successful return to the tour, after a nearly four-month absence, by winning the Argentina Open on Sunday, sees him solidify his second-place ranking.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who Djokovic beat in the Australian Open final, rounds out the top three. Germany’s former world number two Alexander Zverev halted a slide in his rankings since his return after tearing ligaments in his ankle during last year’s French Open, keeping him out of action for the rest of the year. anus.

The 25-year-old, who also revealed after exiting the Australian Open in the second round that he had type 1 diabetes since he was three years old, moved up one place to 16th after reaching the second round in Rotterdam.


1.Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7070pts

2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6480

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5940

4. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5515

5. Andrei Rublev 3860

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