When it comes to most weeks at No. 1, Novak Djokovic has surpassed Steffi Graf. It’s bizarre.

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Novak Djokovic acknowledges that it is “surreal” to be equaling and surpassing Steffi Graf on the list of all-time most weeks spent at the top of the world rankings. Djokovic matched Graf’s record of 377 consecutive weeks at the top on Monday. On Monday, Djokovic began his unprecedented 378th week as the top-ranked person in the world.

Djokovic acknowledged that it is “flattering” to be mentioned alongside Graf and other all-time greats in the same breath as his most recent astounding accomplishment. “Being number one for as many weeks as Steffi Graf, who is among the all-time greats of our sport for both men and women, is weird in a way.

It’s humbling to even be listed among these historical figures “According to Tennis Today, Djokovic stated in Dubai.

Djokovic is thankful that his efforts have paid off.

Djokovic conducted a news conference for predominantly Serbian journalists last Wednesday in Belgrade.

Djokovic acknowledged his tie with Graf for the most weeks spent at the top of the world rankings at the outset of his press conference. “That makes me happy because I beat Steffi Graf’s record. I put everything else on hold to focus on this sport, and I’m fortunate to have a strong support system of family and friends in addition to professionals who have given me unwavering support throughout their life and enabled me to stand in front of you with records and accomplishments today.

I repeat this to remind myself of my starting point and the necessity of completing and experiencing this adventure! To keep up with the young players at this point in my career, I feel that I need to work even harder both on and off the court “Djokovic stated last week in Belgrade.

Djokovic is currently competing in this week’s ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. This is Djokovic‘s first competition since winning the Australian Open. If Djokovic can claim his sixth Dubai title this week, that remains to be seen.