How Does Novak Djokovic’s No. 1 Streak Compare to the Greatest of All Time?

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Published: November 4, 2016

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Novak Djokovic’s grip on the No. 1 ranking is now clinging to a razor-thin margin over Andy Murray’s hot challenge. The Serb has held the top spot since July 7, 2014, a streak of 122 consecutive weeks and one of the most dominant reigns of all time.

The Djokovic streak is guaranteed to continue if he makes it to the Sunday final at the 2016 Paris Masters, or he might have to step aside for Murray’s first time with the scepter. In the weeks and months ahead, Murray has a strong chance to interrupt the Djokovic streak and send it into the history books as a static number.

Or Djokovic could go on a tear by winning Paris and the World Tour Finals at London and roll through the early months of 2017. If so, he will look to climb the ladder for the greatest run of all time.

Since the ATP Rankings was born in 1973, the early years of the Open era, 25 different men have held No. 1 and only nine players amassed as many as 100 or more career weeks at No. 1. Only five of these superstars put together at least 100 consecutive weeks at No. 1.

Where does Djokovic’s 122 weeks rank in comparison to the other legendary streaks? We examine each of those amazing periods, including the historical context and legacy that they established.

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