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Novak Djokovic overtakes Ivan Lendl, aiming Nadal's record

Novak Djokovic overtakes Ivan Lendl, aiming Nadal's record

The Serbian player Novak Djokovic has surpassed the legendary Ivan Lendl in the number 1 week in the world, at the beginning of week 271 at the top of the ATP rankings from September 30th.

Djokovic ranked third on the list, behind Pete Sampras (286 weeks) and Roger Federer (310 weeks).

In the last 48 weeks at No. 1 in the world, the 32-year-old won 46 games, lost 9 games and won two Grand Slams, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon 2019.

This week, Novak Djokovic participates in the Japan Open 2019 as the No. 1 seed. This is also the first time, he attended the ATP 500 tournament in Tokyo.

The goal Nole is aiming to overcome rival Rafael Nadal to set the sixth record to end the season on the world's No. 1, after 2011-2012, 2014-2015 and 2018.

Nadal is leading the race to London to attend the ATP Finals at the end of this season and 1,960 points ahead of Djokovic.