Grand Slam, The world’s most prestigious and important tournament in professional tennis. Players get more opportunities as well as more rankings and prize money in here. Grand Slam is the title of winning four major tournaments in the same calendar-year. They are the Australian Open, French Open, US Open and Wimbledon. There are many male active players who have set a lot of Grand Slam records. Some of the major names are- Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. So let’s have a look on the active players who achieved most Grand Slam titles.
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Most Grand Slam Titles by active players (Men) :
1. Rafael Nadal- 22 Grand Slams
Rafael Nadal who is currently ranked No.4 has achieved the most number of Grand Slam titles and set a Grand Slam records. He holds 22 Grand Slams titles with a record of 14 French Open titles. Besides, He has won 92 ATP singles titles as well as 36 masters titles. He always likes to be in the top 10 ATP rankings. The Spanish player was one of the most successful teenager who has achieved 14 titles before his 20th birthday.
2. Novak Djokovic- 21 Grand Slams
Novak Djokovic also holds 21 Grand Slam titles along with a record nine Australian Open titles. Besides he has won overall 83 ATP singles titles, 38 Master titles and 6 Wimbledon titles, looking for his 7th. The Serbian player started his tennis career in 2003 at the age of 20. He achieved his first Grand Slam title in 2008. He is the first player to complete a non-calendar year Grand Slam as well as a double career Grand Slam.
3. Roger Federer- 20 Grand Slams
The right-handed Swiss player, Roger Federer is one of the highest-paid athletes in any sport. He has a Grand Slam records of of six-year random Wimbledon titles. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles. At the age of 27, he broke the record of 14 majors men’s singles titles at Wimbledon. He dominates tennis world along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer won his first Grand Slam titles at the at of 21 at Wimbledon in 2003. Since then he has won eight Grand slam titles which is a Grand Slam record.
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4. Andy Murray- 3 Grand Slams
The British tennis player, Andy Murray was originally coached by his mother Judy along with his brother Jamie. He started his professional career around the time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal established themselves as the two dominant players in men’s tennis. The 52 ranked Murray holds 3 Grand slam titles- two at the Wimbledon, one at the US Open. He has played eleven Grand Slam finals.
5. Stan Wawrinka- 3 Grand Slams
The Swiss tennis player, Stan Wawrinka also won 3 Grand Slam titles- one Australian Open, one French Open and one US Open. He likes to play in the clay surface and his best shots are the serve and backhand. Tennis great John McEnroe once said that Wawrinka has one of the most powerful backhands ever.
6. Juan Martin Del Potro- 1 Grand Slam
In 2009 US Open, Juan Martin Del Potro has defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and five-time defending champion Roger Federer in the final and achieved a Grand Slam title. This was the biggest achievement of his career till now. Besides he has won the bronze medal in men’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics and the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, winning Indian Well in 2018. But his career has been hampered because of his wrist and ankle injuries.
7. Marin Cilic- 1 Grand Slam
Marin Cilic also won one Grand Slam title in the 2014 US Open, including 20 ATP Tour singles titles. The Croatian tennis player was the runner-up of 2017 Wimbledon Championships and 2018 Australian Open. He achieved silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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8. Dominic Thiem- 1 Grand Slam
Dominic Thiem is the second highest Australian player in history since Thomas Muster. He has won one Grand Slam title at the 2020 US Open where he defeated Alexander Zverev in the final. The 28-year old was runner-up at the 2011 French Open Boys tournament and won the 2011 Orange Bowl.
9. Daniil Medvedev- 1 Grand Slam
The world No.1 Daniil Medvedev has defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final to grab the Grand Slam title. After that, he became the first and only player to defeat the top three ranked players in the world. He has also won 13 ATP Tour singles titles and four Masters 1000 titles.