Novak Djokovic is the third player of The Big 3 of tennis and after we have talked about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal , it’s time to talk about probably the fittest player among the three and whose mental toughness and resilience knows no bounds. We will talk about his stats and records below. Novak Djokovic has been World Number 1 for a record 372 weeks before recently being toppled by Daniil Medvedev. He has also won 20 Grand Slams and it looks like he will win many more before he retires.
Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players of all time and he is the highest prize earner in tennis history with $156,136,601. He has won all the Four Grand Slam titles twice and only Rafael Nadal has done it twice in the modern era. He has a career win loss record of 1005-204 and this gives him a win % of 83.1. He has won a record 9 Australian Open titles. Let’s look at his Top 5 Performances.
2008 Australian Open vs Jo Wilfred Tsomga
The first great performance we will talk about is the 2008 Australian Open Final against Tsonga. This was his first Australian Open title and he beat Tsonga 4-6, 6-4,6-3 and 7-6 after being 1 set down in the first set and this was the start of the great era of Novak Djokovic and he showed that he can go for long hours as this was a 4 hour long match and the world saw that Novak Djokovic will become one of the best of all time.
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2011 Wimbledon Final vs Rafael Nadal
The second performance in my list is the 2011 Wimbledon Final vs his great rival Rafael Nadal and he had not won any Grand Slam titles for 3 years and In this match and he was leading the first 2 sets 6-4 and 6-1 until Nadal came back in the third set 6-1 until Novak won the 4th set 6-3 and won the Wimbledon title for the first time.
2012 Australian Open Final vs Rafael Nadal
This match was the longest match in the history of Grand Slam finals and it was a marathon 5 hours and 53 minutes of epic tennis and it was a five setter and two of the best players Entertained the fans and in the end Novak Djokovic won 5-7, 6-4,6-2,6-7,7-5 and it was a massive match and Novak Djokovic did not tired and defended his crown.
2014 Wimbledon Final vs Roger Federer
Until 2014, only Rafael Nadal was the one who had defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon and in 2014 in a five set thriller that went nearly 4 hours Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title. The scoreline of the match was 6-7,6-4, 7-6, 5-7 and 6-4. In the first set Roger won 6-7 and then Novak came back in the next two sets and then Roger won the 4th set and finally in the 5th Novak won the set and the title and made history.
2019 Wimbledon Final vs Roger Federer
The last and final performance that we will talk about is one of the greatest Grand Slam final performances of all time and the mental toughness he showed in the 5th set was incredible. It was a marathon of 4 hours and 57 minutes of the best tennis. It was 7-6,1-6, 7-6,4-6 and 13-12 in the final set. In the final set it was neck and neck and Novak Djokovic saved 2 championship points to win the title and break the hearts of so many tennis fans.
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