(Paris) Winner of his seventh Masters on Sunday, Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number 1 for the 400e week, increased his lead over his runner-up, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, in the ATP ranking published Monday which saw no changes in the Top 20.
At 36, Djokovic finished for the eighth time in his career in first place in the world rankings at the end of the year. The American Pete Sampras and the Swiss Roger Federer have achieved this six and five times respectively.
Federer was N.1 for 310 weeks and Sampras for 286 weeks.
“I am always hungry for records and titles,” explained Sunday the man who is now 2,390 points ahead of Alcaraz, his junior by 16 years.
Despite the years, “Nole”, who won three Grand Slam tournaments in 2023, seems more dominant than ever.
Perhaps the hoped-for return in 2024 of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, current 662e of the ranking at 37 years old, will offer him a worthy rival next season.
ATP ranking published Monday
- 1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,245 points
- 2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 8855
- 3. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7600
- 4. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 6490
- 5. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4805
- 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4235
- 7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 3985
- 8. Holger Rune (DEN) 3660
- 9. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3245
- 10. Taylor Fritz (USA) 3100
- 11. Casper Ruud (NOR) 2825
- 12. Alex De Minaur (AUS) 2740
- 13. Tommy Paul (USA) 2665
- 14. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2570
- 15. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2520
- 16. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 2310
- 17. Ben Shelton (USA) 2145
- 18. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 1940
- 19. Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 1810
- 20. Ugo Humbert (FRA) 1765