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Novak Djokovic Reclaims No. 1 Position After Winning 23rd Grand Slam Title

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Novak Djokovic extended his lead in the Big Titles race by winning the French Open 2023 on Sunday, becoming the first player to win all four major trophies (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, and Australian Open) at least three times.

In the ATP Rankings, Novak Djokovic has reclaimed the top spot after winning the French Open. According to ATPTour.com, he defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets on Sunday to earn his record-tying 23rd Grand Slam championship. He overtook Carlos Alcaraz, who had been in the top spot up to the French Open. At Roland Garros, the 36-year-old defeated Alcaraz in the Semi-Final. In addition to him, Russian tennis star Karen Khachanov has reentered the top 10 rankings.

Djokovic, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, has increased his lead in the battle for the most Big Titles. On Sunday, he won the French Open 2023, making history by becoming the first person to win all four major championships (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, and Australian Open) at least three times.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (who is now retired) are Djokovic’s key rivals in the chase for the Big Titles, which include Grand Slam victories, Olympic singles gold medals, the Nitto ATP Finals, and ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.

The Serbian has the records for the most Masters 1000 victories (38; solo record), ATP Finals triumphs (6; tied with Federer), and major title wins (23; solo record). He presently leads Nadal and Federer by 67 and 54 Big Title wins, respectively.

The 36-year-old is also close to completing the Grand Slam by winning all four majors in the same season, becoming him the first player to do it since Rod Laver in 1969. Djokovic won the first three major championships of the year before falling short in the US Open final in 2021.

Djokovic overcame Ruud’s strong start in the French Open 2023 final at the Court Philippe-Chatrier to earn his historic triumph. After falling behind 1-4 in the tie-break in the opening set, the third seed prevailed. In the second and third sets, he then turned in some of his greatest hitting from the previous two days, winning in three hours and thirteen minutes.

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