Novak Djokovic equals Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning his 20th Grand Slam title on 11th July 2021. Right now Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are the three tennis players in the world with the most number of Grand Slam titles. These three legends are three of the greatest male tennis players of all time. They have left their mark in many prestigious International tournaments. Let’s have a look in the achievements and career of them.
Last night Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6-4, 6-3, and won his 6th men’s singles title at Wimbledon 2021. After this outstanding win, the Serbian player equals his rivals Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal by being the player with the most Grand Slam titles at men’s tennis.
In his tennis career, he has won 5 ATP Finals titles and 85 ATP singles titles. These 85 ATP singles titles include a record 9 Australian Open titles and a joint record of 36 Masters events with Rafael Nadal. He won the first Grand Slam title in the 2008 Australian Open. He started his professional tennis career in 2003 and within 2010 he joined his rivals Nadal and Federer to be in the Big Three. In 2011 he absolutely dominated the world of men’s tennis and was ranked the number one after winning three out of four matches and the second record of five Masters events. Not only this, but he also continued his reign and held the position of the no. 1 tennis player for the rest of the entire decade.
Novak’s presence in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 is uncertain right now. On Sunday he mentioned that he has a 50-50 feeling to compete in the Olympics. Due to the surge in covid-19 cases in Japan, the host country declared that the Olympics will be taking place without any audience or spectators and that is why he is not sure about his participation right now.
Rodger Federer is currently the no. 8 ranked tennis player in the world according to the Association of Tennis Professionals. Rodger Federer won his first Grand Slam title in 2003 at Wimbledon. After claiming his first Grand Slam title in 2003 he lifted the trophy, a record of 8 times at the All England Club. With this, he also became the only male tennis player with the most number of victories at Wimbledon.
Within a span of five years from 2005 to 2010, he made 18 out of 19 major singles finals and also won his fifth consecutive title at both Wimbledon Open and US Open. In his tennis career, he has won 103 ATP singles titles which include 20 Grand Slam singles titles as well. Also, he is the winner of 28 ATP Masters 1000 titles and a record 6 ATP finals. Three of the members of the Big Three entirely dominated the era in men’s tennis. Federer started dominating most of the 2010s but then Djokovic and Nadal came into action and overshadowed him with their dominance.
Rafael Nadal is the no. 3 ranked player by the ATP right now. He is one of the members of the Big Three and only the left-handed member. For a straight of 209 weeks, he remained the no. 1 ranked player according to ATP and also finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles likewise his biggest rivals Djokovic and Federer. Also, he is the winner of 36 Masters 1000 men’s singles titles and shared this record with Novak Djokovic. He has also won 26 Masters 1000 titles on clay and an Open Era record 62 titles. From 2005 to 2014 he won at least one Masters 1000 title for 10 years consecutively. He is the only player in tennis history to have this type of record in the Open Era.