Djokovic becomes 2nd tennis player in history to sit at number one for 350 weeks
Novak Djokovic finished the season as the number one player once more and that gives him the opportunity to sit at number one for a few weeks during the offseason. It's a significant thing for the Serbian as he is on the hunt for one specific record held by none other than Steffi Graf. No male tennis player has spent more weeks as the number one tennis player in the world than Djokovic but Graff has the most weeks in the history of tennis.
The number for Graff is 377 weeks while today Djokovic began his 350th week as the best-ranked player in the world. That leaves only 27 weeks for him to catch Graff with the record looking like something worth chasing. Djokovic has been the best player in 2021 by far and while Medvedev came close to mathematically challenging him for the spot it was never really that close.
Next year could be a proper battle if the Russian continues his ascension but Djokovic firmly believes in himself. The 2nd most weeks in history for a male tennis player is held by Federer at 310 but that's now far behind Djokovic with 350. The difference between Medvedev and Djokovic is 2900 and it could become interesting if certain things happen a certain way. Time will tell.