Novak Djokovic Has Won Many Titles, But Did You Know These Fun Facts?

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These days, Novak Djokovic appears to change the course of history nearly every time he competes, but what he accomplished at Roland Garros this year was on a whole other level and the facts below show just what.

5Times brings together Djokovic’s many achievements for you to read and enjoy below. To start, here are some key facts:

  • He achieved a career-high 23rd Grand Slam victory. In tennis history, that surpasses Rafael Nadal’s previous record of 22 wins for a male tennis player.
  • He now holds the record for having completed a Triple Career Slam in tennis. In addition to his 10 Australian Opens, 7 Wimbledons, and 3 US Opens, he has already won Roland Garros three times (in 2016, 2021, and 2023), becoming him the first player to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments three times each.
  • Since the tournament’s founding in 1925, he has been the tournament’s oldest champion. Djokovic beat last year’s record of 36 years and two days set by Rafael Nadal, now standing at 36 years and 20 days. The female record is held by Serena Williams, who won it in 2015 at the age of 33 years, 8 months.
  • More than any other player during the Open Era, he has now won 11 major championships after turning 30. Serena and he previously shared the record; she won 10 matches after turning 30.
  • Now, he has triumphed in 15 of his previous 18 Grand Slam finals. He was 8-8 in major finals at the halfway point of the 2015 campaign; however, he has since improved to 15-3.
  • In his professional career, he has now captured multiple majors in seven separate years: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2023. It surpasses Federer and Nadal’s six-year mark to become the all-time male record.
  • He has now achieved at least three tour-level victories for 15 years in a row. That makes the following years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

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