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Novak Djokovic tasted victory early this year on his way to 100 weeks at No. 1.
Novak Djokovic's legacy takes a step forward this week with his milestone achievement of 100 weeks at the No. 1 spot.
For a man once known more for his on-court antics and physical failures than his victories, it would appear that Djokovic is finally receiving some due respect. Only eight other men's tennis players have been at the top of the rankings longer.
Of those, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal are only one and two weeks ahead of him, respectively.
Next in line are Bjorn Borg (109), John McEnroe (170), Jimmy Connors (268), Ivan Lendl (270), Pete Sampras (286) and Roger Federer (302).
Djokovic doesn't have time to rest on his laurels, however.
Next week, he finds himself in a position where he could actually lose the No. 1 spot to Nadal at the China Open in Beijing. Djokovic is the defending champion there, with plenty of points to keep up, while Nadal didn't play the event last year.
Should the Mallorcan lefty reach the final, he will take over the top spot.