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Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

With his win over Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round of the French Open 2024, Novak Djokovic broke Roger Federer's Grand Slam record for most wins in Grand Slams.

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Grand Slams are the most important tournament in the game of tennis which is played four times a year. The names of these 4 tournaments are as follows: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. The Australian Open and the US Open are both played on hard courts, while the French Open is played on clay and Wimbledon is played on grass.

To win a Grand Slam title is something every tennis player dreams of from the day they start swinging their racquet. Despite the difficulty of winning a Grand Slam tournament, several names have dominated on the biggest stage throughout the years. As Noval Djokovic registered his 370th Grand Slam win in his career, we bring you the top 10 players with the most wins in Grand Slams.

Most wins in grand slams:

1. Novak Djokovic | 370* Wins

Novak Djokovic broke Roger Federer's 369-record for most wins in grand slams - sportzpoint.com

The Serbian Novak Djokovic is the player with the most wins in grand slams. Since turning pro in 2003, Djokovic has won 1084 matches and lost 204. In Grand Slams, Djokovic has won 370 times and lost 47 times till now.

In Wimbledon, the Serb has won 86 times and lost 10 times. 24-time Slam winner Djokovic, who made his first appearance at the Championships in 2005, has played in a record 32 Grand Slam finals and eight Wimbledon finals.

2. Roger Federer | 369 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer used to hold the record for Most wins in Grand Slams with 369 wins before Djokovic broke his record. His first Grand Slam main draw victory came at the 2000 Australian Open as Federer, then just 18, upset former French Open champion Michael Chang in the first round.

His last win at a Grand Slam was against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in the Wimbledon 2021 pre-quarter-finals before he called it a day in 2023.

3. Rafael Nadal | 314 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Rafael Nadal is one of the most decorated men's tennis stars and his Grand Slam achievements are the stuff of legends as the Spaniard holds the record for second-most grand slam wins with 22 titles and 314 wins. Since winning his first-ever grand slam title in 2005, Nadal and his on-court rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have transformed the popularity of Tennis in the past two decades.

Apart from his 14 French Open titles, Nadal has won the US Open four times, Wimbledon twice, and the Australian Open twice in 2009 and 2022. He has also achieved 11 out of 20 Grand Slam titles by beating his nemesis Federer and Djokovic at their peak.

4. Jimmy Connors | 233 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Jimmy Connors holds the number of most wins in grand slam matches for an American with 233 wins. The hot-headed player might have temper tantrums but on the court, his skills were second to none. His career was also longer than Agassi's as he played for 22 years. He picked up eight Grand Slam singles titles during that period. This includes five US Open titles, two Wimbledon trophies, and one Australian Open trophy. The French Open trophy however eluded him although he did make it to the semi-finals of the Roland Garros four times.

5. Andre Agassi | 224 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi is number five on this illustrious list. The American has 224 wins on the Grand Slam circuit. Andre's career at Grand Slams started in 1986 at the US Open. Unfortunately for him, it didn't go his way as he lost out in the first round. Michael Jeremy Bates defeated Agassi in four sets (7-6,6-3,4-6,6-4) in that encounter.

Coincidentally, Agassi would also end his career at the US Open 20 years after his debut in 2006. Agassi would make it to the third round this time before ultimately losing out to Benjamin Becker. This match too ended in four sets (5-7,7-6,4-6,5-7)

6. Ivan Lendl | 222 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Ivan Lendl won 222 Grand Slam singles matches, third all-time behind Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi. From the 1982 U.S. Open to the 1991 Open, Lendl made the semifinals in 27 of the 34 Grand Slam tournaments he participated in. For 11 straight years, he made at least one Grand Slam final, and on four occasions finished the year ranked No. 1 in the world.

He's one of only five players to finish the year as number one for three consecutive years and to hold the first spot every week of a year. Ivan also made the second most consecutive Grand Slam semifinal and quarterfinal appearances with 10 and 14 respectively. Only Roger Federer has beaten both of these records.

7. Pete Sampras | 203 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

One of tennis' greatest players, Pete Sampras comes in the seventh position in the list of the most wins in grand slams. He has a 203 grand slam win record in his career.  Pete Sampras started his professional career in 1988 and lasted until his official retirement in August 2003.

During his career, Sampras played in 265 official tournaments and won 64 singles titles, including 14 titles at Grand Slam events. He is the only male player to win 3 or more consecutive Wimbledon titles twice in his career (1993–1995, 1997–2000). He is the first player to win 14 Grand Slam men's singles titles since surpassed by Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Djokovic.

8. Andy Murray | 200 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Andy Murray's place in tennis history is well established with the Scot one of the greatest male players of the Open Era. As a multiple grand slam winner, Olympic champion, and former world number one, Murray has achieved all there is to achieve in the sport, despite suffering a difficult past few years with injury. Murray has 196 grand slam wins in his name so far.

9. Stefan Edberg | 178 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Stefan Edberg made his grand slam debut at the 1983 Australian Open, but missed the French Open that followed. Starting from the 1983 Wimbledon, Edberg did not miss a slam till the end of his career (US Open 1996), thus ending his streak at 54.

He was the first player (male or female) to play 50 consecutive grand slams in the Open era. Edberg has won 178 grand slam matches in his career. Edberg's best slam was the Australian Open, which he won twice (1985, 1987) and reached the final on 3 other occasions (1990, 1992, 1993). Edberg also won Wimbledon twice (1988, 1990), and the US Open twice (1991, 1992).

10. John McEnroe | 167 Wins

Grand Slam record: Most wins in grand slams

Former tennis great John McEnroe comes in the 10th position on this list. He was known for his shot-making and volleying skills, his rivalries with Björn Borg and Jimmy Connors, and his confrontational on-court behaviour, which frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities.

He has 167 grand slam wins in his name. McEnroe is the only male player in tennis history to hold the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously

Grand Slam Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Pete Sampras Ivan Lendl Jimmy Connors Andre Agassi