10 best records achieved by Novak Djokovic

The Serbian champion is dominating everything: ranking, ATP Masters 1000, ATP Finals and Slams turns

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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10 best records achieved by Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic is rewriting the history of tennis, reaching new epochal records, continuously updating data and statistics, going to a depth where no one has yet managed to reach. Not even Lord Voldemort went that far with his Horcruxes: he created 7, Djokovic, in Slams alone, has 24! Over 400 weeks at the top of the ATP Ranking and an endless series of records: Nole, at over 36 years old, is still dueling with the young talents of the Tour.

In 2023, the Serbian champion managed to win (among others) 3 Slam titles plus the ATP Finals, and only lost in the final and after a sensational battle against the young Spanish tennis player Carlitos Alcaraz, winner of Wimbledon.

In the last few hours Djokovic obtained qualification for the 4th round of the Australian Open 2024, beating Tomas Etcheverry in three sets. And we recall the Argentinian had previously eliminated Andy Murray and then Gael Monfils. With that victory, Djokovic achieved yet another great record of his career.

Djokovic achieved 92 successes at the Australian Open, the same number of victories that the Serbian also achieved at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Reaching 92 wins in three Grand Slam tournaments is a monstrous number. But this is just one of the many records that Djokovic has achieved.

"I didn't play my best tennis, but I played better than in the first two matches. This is a very good change. I'm starting to feel better physically and in terms of my game, but I haven't played to the best of my ability yet. We don't always talk of positive pep talks. I guess it's part of the game and who I am.

Everyone goes through moments of crisis, especially in matches where they don't feel their best and have doubts. The question is how to overcome these doubts and focus on the present while trying to get the most out of the next point.

I am an extroverted person and I show - not always - my emotions, even the negative ones. It's not something I like to do, but that's the way it is. I try to fight my demons, like anyone else, on the pitch. Sometimes it works, other times not. You just have to accept the circumstances," explained Nole at the on-court interview.

But what are the 10 most important records achieved by Djokovic?

Djokovic is in 1st place in both the men's and women's all-time rankings of weeks sitting on the throne of the ATP ranking (408 weeks), having surpassed the previous record of 377 weeks held by Steffi Graf.

He is the oldest tennis player in history - 36 years and 7 months - to have closed a season (in his case 2023) as ATP No.1.

The ATP No.1 is the only player to have won all 9 the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments – and in his case twice! - thus becoming the first to win the Career Golden Masters, on August 19, 2018, by winning the Cincinnati Open for the first time.

Not only that: Djokovic is the tennis player who has won the most ATP Masters 1000 titles, with 40 titles.

Novak has also become the tennis player who has won the ATP Finals the most times, with 7 titles won in 2023, as well as the only one to have won them for four consecutive years, from 2012 to 2015.

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Nole is the only tennis player capable of winning 3 Slams in the same calendar year at least four times in his career, having achieved this in 2011, 2015, 2021 and 2023.

The Serb is the first player of the Open era to have won 4 consecutive tournaments, from Wimbledon 2015 to Roland Garros 2016, a goal achieved only by Rod Laver in 1969.

A fundamental record concerns the Australian Open. Nole is the tennis player who has won the Melbourne Major the most times, with 10 titles. He is also undefeated in 10 finals and 10 semi-finals at the Australian Open.

With his 3rd victory at the Roland Garros in 2023, Djokovic became the only tennis player in history to have won all 4 Slams at least 3 times.

Nole is the most successful tennis player in the history of the Slams, together with the Australian Margaret Court, with her 24 titles won during her career. And, even more incredibly, Djokovic seems destined to further improve this figure.

Coming back to the last interview, the Serb added: "I know that Roger Federer definitely didn't like the way I behaved at the beginning. I don't know what the others thought. I guess I wasn't the kind of guy that the strongest people like , because I wasn't afraid to say: I want to be the best player in the world.

I was confident and felt like I could back up what I was saying through my game. I have never disrespected other tennis players. I always greet my opponents before and after the match, and I recognize their value. Respect is a value that I was taught and that must always be present regardless of what happens on the court."

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