Novak Djokovic meets Federer, Becker, Sampras, Borg and Connors after..


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Novak Djokovic meets Federer, Becker, Sampras, Borg and Connors after..

Making Wimbledon debut back in 2005 at the age of 18, Novak Djokovic needed some time to find the perfect formula at the All England Club, reaching two semi-finals in the first six appearances but missing that extra step.

That all happened in 2011 when he defeated Rafael Nadal in the first Wimbledon final to lift the desired crown, becoming the most consistent player at the most significant tennis event in the world with Roger Federer, claiming four titles and battling for the fifth against the Swiss on Sunday.

Heading to Wimbledon as the defending champion, Novak delivered six wins to enter the sixth Wimbledon final, becoming the fourth player with at least 71 wins in the cathedral of tennis and the sixth player with at least six title matches in the Open era.

Roger Federer is the record holder with 12, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras had played in seven while Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and Novak Djokovic have six, the same number as Rod Laver who played some of those before the Open era.

Thus, Novak has joined the legends of our sport at Wimbledon, reaching the final in six of the last nine seasons to enter the record books and get the opportunity to climb further on the list in the years to come. After that 2011, Novak lost the final to Andy Murray in 2013 and conquered two crowns over Roger Federer in 2014 and 2015.

After two loose years at the All England Club, Novak returned even stronger in 2018, winning the title from outside the top-20 and looking to repeat that and become the five-time champion. At the age of 32, Djokovic will have more chances to fight for Wimbledon title in the next couple of years and get in front of Becker and Sampras who are his next rivals on the list.