The numbers and statistics can only underline even more the great triumph of Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon and his splendid career in the ATP Tour. After the 2021 edition, the Serbian returned to update the number of Grand Slams on the bulletin board, overtaking the Swiss champion Roger Federer and taking just one title from Rafael Nadal, 22 to 21.
From the moment they reached perfect parity at 20, the Basel native had no opportunity to play for the trophy, the former number one in the world lost some tempting chances, also due to some personal choices, while Spaniard was cynical and on two finals he obtained as many important successes, including the incredible one at the Australian Open.
In the final act of the London competition Nick Kyrgios won only in the first set, then the Belgrade native prevailed in the remaining three partials, same dynamic as the semifinal with the home idol Cameron Norrie. The Australian confirmed the negative statistic of rookies in the final in a Grand Slam, as almost 80% did not win immediately on their debut (35-10).
As for Wimbledon, the balance is now 6-1, as the only one to succeed in this feat was Roger Federer in 2003 against Philippoussis.
The other records
In the United Kingdom this is the seventh affirmation for the Belgrade native, winner of the last four editions from 2018 to 2022 (in 2020 the tournament was not played due to a pandemic).
In this special Open Era ranking, the 35-year-old equaled Serena Williams, Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras in third place. Martina Navratilova remains ahead, with 9 wins, and Federer with 8. Nole has kept the long unbeaten run in the event, given that the last defeat was in 2017 due to retirement with Berdych.
The positive streak of consecutive successes has been brought to 28 and will try to extend it further next year: ahead of him, in this ranking, Bjorn Borg with 41 wins in a row at Wimbledon, Roger Federer at 40 and Pete Sampras (31). Now Novak should wait to understand if he could play the upcoming US Open, on Flashing Meadows, or if he couldn't.