Novak Djokovic's consecration at the Australian Open returned him to a place he knows very well: number 1 in the ATP ranking.
He advanced four steps to displace Carlos Alcaraz as number 1.
"You never know how much time you have left, so I value and celebrate these kinds of moments when I am once again the world number one and a Grand Slam champion," said the 35-year-old Serbian star after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Sunday.
This is Djokovic's 374th week as ATP number one and with it his legend grows. He captured his 22th Australian Open title and equaled Rafael Nadal with XNUMX Grand Slam trophies.
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Alcaraz, who was dropped in Australia, was ranked number 2. The Spaniard became the youngest man to reach the top of the ranking when he did so at the age of 19 after winning the US Open last September.
After winning her first Grand Slam title, Aryna Sabalenka rose from fifth to second place and escorts Iga Swiatek, champion of three majors.