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Djokovic matches Federer’s No. 1 rating file


Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer’s tennis file for many weeks as ATP world No. 1 on Monday, holding the highest spot for the 310th week.

Djokovic’s ninth Australian Open title final month assured that he’ll surpass Federer’s file on March 8.

Having reached one other profession milestone, Djokovic had stated he would look to regulate his calendar and make passing Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s file of 20 Grand Slam titles his prime precedence.

“Now, after reaching the historic No. 1 for the longest weeks at No. 1, it is going to be a aid for me as a result of I’ll focus all my consideration on Slams principally,” Djokovic stated after his title triumph at Melbourne Park.

“When you’re going for No. 1 rating, you sort of must be enjoying the whole season and it’s important to be enjoying effectively, it’s important to play all of the tournaments.

“My objectives will adapt and can shift somewhat bit, which signifies that I must regulate additionally my calendar — not must, however I’ll have a possibility to try this which, as a father and a husband, I am actually trying ahead to that.”

That is Djokovic’s fifth stint atop the world rankings. The 33-year-old reclaimed the highest spot from Nadal in February final yr and completed because the year-end No. 1 for the sixth time — tying the file set by Pete Sampras.