Novak Djokovic clinches record-setting 369th week as world's top player

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic engraved his name in the history books — once again — on Tuesday with a win over Gael Monfils at the Madrid Open. With the triumph, Djokovic clinched his record-setting 369th week as the world’s No. 1 ranked gamer.

Djokovic beat Monfils 6-3, 6-2, marking his 18th triumph over Monfils throughout his expert profession. The Serbian tennis star likewise ended up being the very first guy to hold an 18-0 record versus one challenger in the contemporary period with the win.

If Djokovic would’ve lost, Daniil Medvedev would’ve surpassed Djokovic for the No. 1 area. That would’ve ended the Serbian’s long streak as the No. 1 gamer on the planet.

“I don’t have any explanation for that, I just try to approach it like any other match,” Djokovic stated following the match. “I guess his game is suitable to my game in terms of playing style. But we’ve had some very close matchups. The last time we played in Dubai he had match points, so that could have easily broken the record.”

Tuesday’s match significant simply the 2nd time that the 2 taken on on a clay court in their professions. It was the very first time considering that the 2 did fight in a 4th round match at the 2006 French Open.

Earlier this year, Djokovic made headings when he wasn’t allowed to contend at the Australian Open due to being unvaccinated versus COVID-19. His last Grand Slam competition was the 2021 U.S. Open in which he lost to Medvedev in straight sets in the last.

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