After missing the second part of 2017 due to elbow problems, Novak Djokovic had started his way back this January and he needed four and a half months to find the right form and become the title contender once again. Novak lost to Kyle Edmund in Madrid and he played on a much higher level after that in Rome, Paris and at Queen's where he had a match point in the final against Marin Cilic. The Serb headed to Wimbledon as one of the favorites and it is so far so good for him, defeating Kyle Edmund in four sets to reach the fourth round.
This triumph came two days later after he scored his 60th Wimbledon win, becoming the fifth player in the Open era who has achieved that, and Novak is also the second player after Roger Federer who has notched 60 wins at all four Majors.
A three-time Wimbledon winner has earned more records after defeating Edmund, reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon for the 11th time that puts him in the fourth place in the Open era together with John McEnroe and Andy Murray.
Novak's former coach Boris Becker is just above him with 12 fourth round appearances and the record-holders are Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer who have both played in the last 16 at Wimbledon 16 times! Djokovic had made his Wimbledon debut in 2005 at the age of 18, losing in the third round, and he was in the second week in 11 out of the next 13 years, winning three titles over Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer while losing in the final in 2013 to Murray.
In addition, this is the 44th Grand Slam round 16 appearance for Novak, passing Jimmy Connors who stayed on 43 and becoming the second-best player in that segment in the Open era behind Roger Federer who is on the amazing 61. Since the Roland Garros 2006, Djokovic has played in 49 Majors and he reached the last 16 44 times, a true testimony of his consistency on every surface and the ability to play his best tennis on the biggest tennis stage. Most Grand Slam round of 16 appearances:
Most Wimbledon round of 16 appearances: