Novak Djokovic breaks every record: he is destined to eclipse all others

But what can we still really say about a man who has shattered every record and is ahead in head-to-head matches with his greatest rivals?

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic breaks every record: he is destined to eclipse all others
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Novak Djokovic continues on his way to the US Open title, the number four of his career at Flushing Meadows. At the same time, he continues the path in the hunt for records. The first concerns the Grand Slam semifinals: having reached number 47, he overtakes Roger Federer.

After the victory against Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals of these US Open, Djokovic also guarantees another record. The 23-time Grand Slam champion became the first man in ATP ranking history to record 250 career wins against the world's top 10 players.

A milestone that he reached after defeating the US number one, currently number nine in the world, in three comfortable sets. The tennis player from Belgrade was already the leader of this ranking, detaching his main rivals and not, but now he has arrived in round figures.

Novak Djokovic, therefore, leads the ranking of the player with the most victories against the top 10 reaching 250. Next, there is still Roger Federer. The former Swiss tennis player, who has now retired for almost a year, has 224 successes against a top 10.

The other member of the Big 3 cannot fail to close the podium: it is Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic breaks every record: he is destined to eclipse all others

Waiting for the Spanish tennis player to return to the circuit, in all likelihood at the beginning of 2024, the twenty-two times Grand Slam champion has won 186 against a top 10.

He is the only one of the five tennis players mentioned who can improve this number in the next season. Two tennis players from a more remote past complete the top 5 of this special ranking. In fourth place is Ivan Lendl, with a total of 166 victories against the top 10.

Closes the American, Grand Slam champion and former world number one, John McEnroe: for him the count stopped at 128 victories against the ten best world players. Nole destroys every record that stands in his path, shattering what his predecessors have done and, numbers in hand, he is destined to eclipse all his past, present and future rivals, in terms of records and statistics.

We can continue to discuss the style of play, the emotions he arouses in the hearts of fans compared to his rivals, we can say everything. But what can we really say about a man who has shattered every record and is ahead in head-to-head matches with his greatest rivals?

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