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Novak Djokovic breaks Federer's record to be Oldest No.1 Player

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia broke the Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer’s record of being the oldest man to be ranked No. 1 in the ATP Tour's computerised rankings. At 36 years and 321 days, Novak Djokovic surpassed Federer's record as the oldest No. 1 ranked men's tennis player.

Rohan Bopanna of India became the oldest-ranked men’s double player at 43 years of age last year. He again reclaimed the No. 1 rank in doubles at 44 this year.

Iga Swiatek of Poland remains the WTA (Women Tennis Association) no.1 ranked women's single tennis player.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) introduced the computerised ranking system on 23 August 1973. The ranking for men’s double was introduced in 1976.The ATP updates the ranking every week.

Ilie Nastase of Romania was the first player to be ranked No.1 in the ATP men's single.

Records of Novak Djokovoic 

Novak Djokovic was ranked world no.1 for the first time on 4 July 2011, at the age of 24.

  • Novak Djokovic has remained the world's no.1 single player for 410 weeks, breaking Federer's record of being the world no.1 ranked player for 310 weeks. 
  • Novak Djokovic is the first male tennis player to win 24 Grand Slam singles titles. He holds the record jointly with Margaret Court(female tennis player) of Australia.
  • He also holds the record for appearing in 36 Grand Slam finals.
  • He has won the Australian Open singles title 10 times, the French Open singles title 3 times, Wimbledon 7 times and the US Open singles title 4 times.
  • Djokovic has won 98 ATP Tour events and is the only man to simultaneously hold all four Slam singles titles since Rod Laver's 1969 Grand Slam calendar.
  • Djokovic also holds the record of being the first tennis player to win 40 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
  • He also holds the record for being ranked World No.1 8 times.
  • He holds the record for winning 7 ATP finals, breaking the 6-title record of Roger Federer. 
  • By winning the 2023 ATP Finals ,Djokovic became the oldest player to win an ATP final. 

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)

 During the US Open, the world's leading male tennis player met and decided to set up The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in 1972.

The ATP administers the world men's tennis tour. It organises the ATP Tour, the Challenger Tour, and the second-tier tournaments. 

The ATP tours include Masters 1000, ATP 500 and ATP 250.

It does not operate the Grand Slam events, which include the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. These are organised by the International Tennis Federation and national Tennis Bodies. 

The Computerised ATP ranking system was introduced on 23 August 1973 for men’s professional tennis.

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom


Answer: Roger Federer. Novak Djokovic holds the record at 36 years, 321 days.

Answer: He is a Tennis player from Serbia.

Answer: for Singles on 23 August 1973 and for doubles in 1976.

Answer: London, the United Kingdom

Answer: Novak Djokovic of Serbia. He has won it 24 times and holds the record jointly with Margaret Court (female tennis player) of Australia.
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