TENNIS

310 Weeks As World Number One : Djokovic Equals Federer's World No. 1 Record

Novak Djokovic has equaled roger Federer's record of 310 weeks ranked as World Number One. The 33-year-old Serbian is guaranteed to break the mark next week. Djokovic won his 18th grand slam title and his ninth Australian open crown in Melbourne last month.

His victory in Melbourne takes him to two wins behind the joint holders of the men's grand slam record, Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic has been helped by temporary changes to the ranking system because of the Coronavirus pandemic which means players can currently count tournaments from two years instead of one.

Djokovic sits on 12,030 points - more than 2,000 clear of Rafael Nadal, with Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem the only other players with more than 7,000 points.