Rafael Nadal’s defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarterfinals means Novak Djokovic is guaranteed history.
Nadal was the only player who could prevent Djokovic from taking Roger Federer’s spot at the top of the all time tennis rankings list.
However, his defeat in the last eight of the Australian Open now means that next month Djokovic will surpass Federer’s record of 310 weeks at world number one.
Last year, Djokovic admitted that this, along with finishing his career with the most Grand Slam titles were his top career goals.
Djokovic now guaranteed to achieve one of his two biggest goals
Men’s record for weeks at No. 1 ✔️
Men’s record for Grand Slam singles titles ? https://t.co/TC0OfXt691
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) February 17, 2021
“This is one of my two biggest professional goals,” Novak Djokovic told the press in December
“To reach the record of, [and] surpass Roger’s record for longest [time at] number one and win as many Slams as possible. I have been saying that before, so I’m working towards that.
“I’m at a good place right now, in a good position. Hopefully I can stay healthy and continue to play well.”
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