The world record breaks made by professional tennis player Novak Djokovic
It is getting hard to track the world record breaks made by professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic. Referred to as being one of the ‘Big Three’ consisting of himself, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic is currently regarded as the world’s best tennis player and is on set to maintain his title.
This Sunday, Djokovic won a historic match with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 7-5 score at the French Open finals against Casper Ruud, playing a tricky nearly 90 minute game which led him to his 23rd Grand Slam title, setting a record number of wins. At the end of the game, which was watched live and in person by other famous athletes including Tom Brady, Kylian Mbappe and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he addressed the crowd in French before telling his opponent in English that he was “one of the best personalities on the tour.”
Records set by Novak Djokovic
When speaking of records set by Djokovic just this weekend, he has become the oldest ever French Open champion, and the first male tennis player to win each Grand Slam at least three times, establishing himself as a master on all grass, clay and hard courts. This is also how he is differentiated from his counterparts in the Big Three, as each is associated with a certain court and Federer and Nadal and infamous for their mix of friendship and rivalry, while Djokovic stands alone and unbeaten. He has also spent 387 weeks as the world no.1, beating Steffi Graff in February.
Looking ahead, Djokovic’s run doesn’t appear to be coming to a close. Federer retired last year and Nadal plans to call it quits at the end of the next year as well, currently barred from playing due to injury. This leaves the path clear for Djokovic to continue his streak of tennis glory on an unprecedented level.
Novak Djokovic said:
“My team, my family, my kids, my parents, everyone is here. My two brothers aren’t here but I love them very much. You know what we’ve been through, the trials and tribulations every day.”