Factbox-Tennis-Djokovic’s career milestones after winning his 20th Grand Slam title – Metro US

Factbox-Tennis-Djokovic’s career milestones after winning his 20th Grand Slam title


LONDON (Reuters) – Factbox on Novak Djokovic, who defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday to win a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.

The following are the major milestones in Djokovic’s career:

* Equalled Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal for most Grand Slam men’s singles titles, becoming the sixth player in history, man or woman, to reach that number.

* Fourth man to win three consecutive Wimbledon titles in the Open Era after Federer, Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras.

* Recorded a streak of three consecutive Grand Slam titles for the third time in his career, having won three straight Australian Open titles on two occasions (2011-13 and 2019-21).

* By reaching his 30th Grand Slam final, Djokovic is one behind Federer on the list for most Grand Slam men’s singles finals reached.

* Between them, Djokovic and Nadal have won 12 of the last 13 Grand Slams (since 2018 Roland Garros). Dominic Thiem is the only other player to have won a major title in that time at last year’s U.S. Open where Djokovic was defaulted.

* The 12th man in history to win back-to-back Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles – and the first since Nadal won consecutive titles in Paris and London for the second time in 2010.

* The fifth man in history to win the first three Grand Slam tournaments of the season and the first since Rod Laver in 1969.

* Won his ninth Australian Open title in February this year to become the second man to win nine singles titles at a Grand Slam after Nadal (13 French Open titles).

* Third man in history — after Rod Laver and Roy Emerson — to win all four Grand Slam tournaments twice after claiming his second French Open title in June this year.

* Holds the record for most weeks ranked number one (328 weeks), having surpassed Federer’s mark of 310 on March 8, 2021.

* Swept all four Grand Slams from 2015 Wimbledon through 2016 Roland Garros to become the third man to hold all four major titles at the same time after Don Budge and Laver.

(Compiled by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru, editing by Toby Davis)