Tennis like any other sport is a game of records. Players strive to become the best in the business which separates them from the rest.
Like in anything, once you achieve the top spot, the preference is to not leave it at any cost, and in tennis, it is nothing different.
Out of the three, the 36-year-old is comfortably leading the charts as he has stayed at the very top for 392 weeks.
The only other active player who has remained at the top of the ladder for more than 200 weeks is Nadal (206). But it is clear that he has now fallen behind quite a bit.
The distance between him and Djokovic is even greater than the difference between him and Spain’s young sensation Carlos Alcaraz.
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The 20-year-old has remained the world number one for 36 weeks and he needs another 171 weeks at the top of the ladder to surpass Nadal.
On the other hand, the 37-year-old is now 186 weeks behind Djokovic in terms of staying at the top of the ATP rankings.