Novak Djokovic has claimed yet another record in men’s tennis after remaining top of the latest ATP rankings.
Federer had held that record since surpassing Pete Sampras - now in third with his 286 weeks atop the rankings - but the 40-year-old has been out of action on the tour through injury for more than a year.
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Djokovic, most recently, won the Australian Open to land an 18th grand slam title, with Rafael Nadal’s exit at the quarter-final stage meaning there was no chance that Djokovic would be anywhere but No. 1 for the latest ATP rankings.
The 33-year-old marked the occasion with a simple Tweet, noting the “big day”, while another record could be his if he remains at No. 1 come the end of the year, as he has done so six times already - the same as Sampras.
Federer was 36 years of age the last time he was world No. 1, while Daniil Medvedev is expected to take No. 2 on the list next week.
In doing so, it will be the first time since 2005 that none of Djokovic, Federer, Nadal or Andy Murray will hold second spot.