Will Djokovic reach 400 weeks at #1?

400 weeks for Djoker?


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Tenacity

Hall of Fame
No, don't think so. He said himself that he will reduce his schedule and not play as many tournaments thus not earning enough points to maintain that ranking, which is fine, he knows what his priorities are -- Grand Slam titles.

He got the record for weeks at #1 and YE#1 might come this year but that is it when it comes to chasing that number 1 spot. Focus is on slams and being undisputed GOAT.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
It depends on how he will schedule in non COVID times and what level Medvedev sustains when he doesn't have 2 years to rack up points.
 

Shu-Pak

New User
I don't think he will BUT I think he can.
I'd rather he stick to winning slemz.

RG will be hard but let's see if he can finally break through the Nadal wall (I doubt it but anything can happen).
 
No, don't think so. He said himself that he will reduce his schedule and not play as many tournaments thus not earning enough points to maintain that ranking, which is fine, he knows what his priorities are -- Grand Slam titles.

He got the record for weeks at #1 and YE#1 might come this year but that is it when it comes to chasing that number 1 spot. Focus is on slams and being undisputed GOAT.
I think one thing that people have not commented on is that with several players just below the Big 3 (and it is really Big 2 now), they may split the points up among themselves and so it may be easier for Djokovic to maintain No. 1 than we think. He has mastery of all surfaces, including clay and each year can win points from all surfaces. I think he is a very real threat to win Wimbledon for the next 7 years (if he plays that long) since Federer will have retired and no one else to this points shows they can win consistently on grass. Tsitsipas may be a real possibility here. Add Wimbledon to AO points and he may be able to maintain the no. 1 longer. He is also a competitor as we saw last year when he played Vienna to guarantee his no. 1 at year end. So, he may play an extra tournament or two to maintain his ranking IF it does not interfere with his slam matches.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
No, don't think so. He said himself that he will reduce his schedule and not play as many tournaments thus not earning enough points to maintain that ranking, which is fine, he knows what his priorities are -- Grand Slam titles.

He got the record for weeks at #1 and YE#1 might come this year but that is it when it comes to chasing that number 1 spot. Focus is on slams and being undisputed GOAT.
you wot mate

the debate will be endless even if djokovic wins the most slams
 

Backspin1183

G.O.A.T.
Very possible with Nadal withdrawing from tournaments and never playing a full season, only threat is from NextGen players. And none of them are consistent enough to challenge him.
 

UnforcedTerror

Professional
No. He said it's not his priority anymore. He had a chance though but he kept gifting so many free weeks to Bull and Murray. Also, Rona took 22 weeks off of him.
 

Nadal_Django

Hall of Fame
No. He said it's not his priority anymore. He had a chance though but he kept gifting so many free weeks to Bull and Murray. Also, Rona took 22 weeks off of him.
Back in October 2014 after the birth of his son he said that tennis is not his priority any longer...and we all know how that went alright. ;) 8-B
 

urban

Legend
According to The Tennis Base, the by far best and greatest data base on tennis on the web, Bill Tilden had 645 weeks at Nr. 1. Rod Laver had 402 weeks at Nr. 1, and a record 287 weeks in a row.
 
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zvelf

Professional
the debate will be endless even if djokovic wins the most slams
I don't see how. If Djokovic has the most slams, has the most weeks at #1, has the better HtH against his biggest rivals for GOAT, leads them in Masters wins, and has the only NCYGS among them, he's locked in as GOAT until someone else surpasses him.
 

BGod

Legend
No, don't think so. He said himself that he will reduce his schedule and not play as many tournaments thus not earning enough points to maintain that ranking, which is fine, he knows what his priorities are -- Grand Slam titles.

He got the record for weeks at #1 and YE#1 might come this year but that is it when it comes to chasing that number 1 spot. Focus is on slams and being undisputed GOAT.
Yeah but like Fed showed in 2017, winning the big events almost defaults you into Top 3 ranking.

Course you could have WTA style #1 lmao like Medvedev winning a few 500s and 4 Masters but 0 Slams while Novak wins 2 Slams, 1 Masters and doesn't do much else (couple of deep runs elsewhere).

I just don't see the consistency from the younger guys though. Zverev, Med, Tsit will take away enough from each other that IF one of them got 4 Masters they'd probably lose out on Slams.
 

James P

Legend
It's such a big number. Hard to imagine another 21 months or so on top, but in reality who's going to stop him except himself and maybe Father Time. There's talk about Medvedev maybe getting the #1 ranking later this year, and it's definitely possible, but he won't be able to hold onto it, at least at this point in his career. I suspect, even if Djokovic loses #1 at some point this year, he'll still retain YE#1 by year's end and continue piling on more weeks.
 
Probably not but it is no longer a priority to him. It’s all about the slams now and catching fed and Rafa. He has what he wants with the record weeks at no1. He will lighten his schedule for sure.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
How many weeks as #1 does he have? Lew posted the question, but in the original comment he didn't even mention how many weeks as #1 does Djokovic have currently.
 

itrium84

Professional
you wot mate

the debate will be endless even if djokovic wins the most slams
You look like that drunk legless ship captain from "Black Adder" comedy series.
When asked about the crew of his ship, he said there's a debate about having a ship crew during sail - "All the other captains say you must have crew, I say you must not." :)
 

itrium84

Professional
Will Djokovic reach 400 weeks at #1?

400 weaks means 8 years. No one has ever been the undisputed number 1 for 8 years, not even before the Open Era.
If he reaches 400, that's only few weeks less from 418 - with that number, he would be 2x greater no1 player than Rafa.
 

NoleIsBoat

Hall of Fame
No. He said it's not his priority anymore. He had a chance though but he kept gifting so many free weeks to Bull and Murray. Also, Rona took 22 weeks off of him.
Even if he doesn’t try to win every single event going, he’s still a lock for 2+ slams a year and other deep runs. He will likely win 2+ masters too which would be enough to stay as number 1.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
That's a monumental task.....300 weeks is absurd, 400 would just be out of this world outrageous.

Djokovic is going down as the greatest to have ever held the world number one spot as it stands now, but with that goal achieved, he is going to be focusing on grabbing the one remaining record left. So I think 400 is out of reach, would love to be proved wrong though. :)
 
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