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Djokovic To Make Biggest World No. 1 Jump In History

Novak Djokovic has made plenty of Pepperstone ATP Rankings history in the past, holding the record for weeks in top spot (373) and year-end No. 1 finishes (7). On Monday, the Serbian will rewrite the record books again.

After winning his 10th Australian Open title Sunday, Djokovic will return to World No. 1 and in doing so make the biggest jump to the top of the men's tennis mountain between two editions of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in history (since 1973). The Serbian will climb from World No. 5 to World No. 1.


The four-place ascent is a bigger jump than the three-spot climb previously made by Carlos Alcaraz (12 September 2022), Pete Sampras (11 September 2000), Andre Agassi (5 July 1999) and Carlos Moya (15 March 1999).

 Player  Ranking Jump  Date
 Novak Djokovic  No. 5-No. 1  30 January 2023
 Carlos Alcaraz  No. 4-No. 1  12 September 2022
 Pete Sampras  No. 4-No. 1  11 September 2000
 Andre Agassi  No. 4-No. 1  5 July 1999
 Carlos Moya  No. 4-No. 1  15 March 1999

If Djokovic remains World No. 1 through the week of 20 February, he will tie Stefanie Graf's record for most weeks as World No. 1 in history (men and women) at 377. If the Serbian maintains top spot through the week of 27 February, he will break Graf's mark.

The 35-year-old was not the only player who was competing for World No. 1 in the Australian Open final. Stefanos Tsitsipas had an opportunity to climb to the top spot, but fell one victory short.

The Greek will be World No. 3 on Monday, trailing Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. He will be 875 points behind Djokovic. However, after dropping 480 points in February (Rotterdam F and Acapulco SF), the 24-year-old will only drop 135 points in March (Indian Wells R32 and Miami R16), giving him an opportunity to make a move.

Did You Know?
Djokovic will begin his 374th week as World No. 1 on Monday. He has held the prestigious position for more than a year longer than any other man in history. Roger Federer is second on the list at 310 weeks.

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