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“Surreal,” as Novak Djokovic Describes Beating Steffi Graf’s Record in the World Rankings

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Djokovic is now undefeated in all 12 matches he has competed in thus far this season. He reports that he has not experienced any discomfort for the last week, having healed from a muscle injury in his left hamstring that he had received in Australia.

On Monday, Novak Djokovic broke Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at number one in the rankings. Djokovic referred to his accomplishment as “surreal” and stated that he is happy to have surpassed one of the sport’s all-time greats. The Serb will spend his 378th week as the top player in men’s tennis participating in Dubai. This will be his first tournament since tying the record for most Grand Slam titles with his record-tying 22nd victory at the Australian Open last month. Djokovic told reporters on Sunday in Dubai, “I still want more success.” he said. “I’m motivated by the objectives. I genuinely am as committed to the sport as anyone else could possibly be.

“Surreal,” as Novak Djokovic Describes Beating Steffi Graf’s Record in the World Rankings

Djokovic is now undefeated in all 12 matches he has competed in thus far this season. He reports that he has not experienced any discomfort for the last week, having healed from a muscle injury in his left hamstring that he had received in Australia.

“Surreal,” as Novak Djokovic Describes Beating Steffi Graf’s Record in the World Rankings

The record of 377 weeks spent at the top of the rankings was surpassed by Novak Djokovic, according to AFP.

On Monday, Novak Djokovic broke Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks at number one in the rankings. Djokovic referred to his accomplishment as “surreal” and stated that he is happy to have surpassed one of the sport’s all-time greats. The Serb will spend his 378th week as the number one player in men’s tennis participating in Dubai. This will be his first tournament since tying the record for most Grand Slam titles with his record-tying 22nd victory at the Australian Open last month. Djokovic told reporters on Sunday in Dubai, “I still want more success.” he said. “I’m motivated by the objectives. I genuinely am as committed to the sport as anyone else could possibly be.

“Of course, it is bizarre in a way to be that many weeks world number, to match Steffi Graf, who is one of the all-time greats of our sport, both men and women. Steffi Graf is one of the greatest tennis players of all time.” To even be mentioned in the same breath as these illustrious figures is an honor. It’s something that I’m incredibly proud of.”

Djokovic is now undefeated in all 12 matches he has competed in thus far this season. He reports that he has not experienced any discomfort for the last week, having healed from a muscle injury in his left hamstring that he had received in Australia.

“I’m getting closer and closer to being able to function normally. I am still not there in terms of the game itself and how I feel while I am playing. The fact that there is no longer any discomfort is however the most crucial part. “I don’t have an impediment to the way I move on the court,” the 35-year-old player proclaimed.

Tomas Machac, a qualifier from the Czech Republic, is scheduled to be Djokovic’s first opponent in Dubai. Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, and Felix Auger-Aliassime are all scheduled to play on Tuesday.

Murray, who is one week older than Djokovic and has been the Serb’s rival since their early teen years, is coming off a stunning week in Doha, where he battled through four three-setters before losing to Medvedev in the final. Djokovic and Murray have been competing against each other since they were in their early teen years.

That has become a recurring theme for the British tennis player, who also showed remarkable performances at the Australian Open just a month ago.

“What is happening now this year with his match points saved in literally every match he plays, the amount of hours he spent on the court since the beginning of the year, particularly in Australia, is just something you must admire and say ‘chapeau’ because of everything he has gone through with his hip,” Djokovic said of Murray. “What is happening now this year with his match points saved in literally every match he plays,” Djokovic said.

“It is important to take into consideration that he has an artificial hip because of the manner that he moves,” she said. He is always striving to grow better and bring his performance up to the maximum level, both of which he appears to have been achieving recently. He is currently climbing up the rankings. The level keeps rising to new heights.

“I’m really thrilled for him because he’s a wonderful person, he has respect for the sport, and he works very, extremely hard. Because he works so hard and is so dedicated, he has earned his success.

Djokovic has also been following the success that Chinese players have been having on the ATP tour as of late.

Wu Yibing and Zhang Zhizhen, both Chinese males, are listed in the top 100, while Shang Juncheng, a youngster, is not far behind them in the rankings.

According to Djokovic, he has always known that it was just a matter of time until Chinese men will make their way up the rankings, similar to how Chinese women have done on the WTA circuit.

“I couldn’t be happier for China’s tennis. That is quite significant. It is critical that a country like China is also making significant strides in men’s tennis. He went on to say, “I think for us internationally, as part of the tennis ecosystem, this is excellent news.”

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