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'Biggest achievement of my career' - Novak Djokovic assesses incredible record

Novak Djokovic celebrates at ATP Cup

Novak Djokovic says the historic world number one record is the 'biggest achievement of his career' so far.

Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer's previous record of 310 weeks at world number one last month, meaning no man in the history of tennis has spent longer at the top of the world rankings.

It was an achievement not just celebrated by Djokovic and his team but the whole of Serbia too, with Belgrade marking the occasion with some public events.

“The historic achievement was of course something that was very fulfilling for me, for my family," Djokovic said. "It’s probably the biggest achievement that I’ve ever had in my career.

“It’s an accumulation of all the years of success and hard work, not just for myself but all the people that are around me, my team, my family.

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“I was very happy to be able to stay close to my family and share the joy with them even though the restrictions were such that we could not make maybe more of a celebration than we kind of imagined.

“But nevertheless there were a lot of people that showed up on the streets. I’m very thankful to the city of Belgrade and the country of Serbia for creating some special events during that day to acknowledge the success.

"And it was definitely a very special day that will stay forever in my heart.”

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