Novak Djokovic now just two steps from equalling another Federer record
Novak Djokovic is closing in on an all-time record of the Swiss maestro after moving on at the Tokyo Olympics.
The world number one has made it clear that he is supremely motivated to fill the gap of an Olympic gold medal on his extensive career resume.
Now, with his second round victory over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff, Djokovic is just two match wins from Roger Federer’s record of most men’s singles wins at the Olympics.
The Serb has now secured 11 match wins over his four Olympics appearances, while Andy Murray has 12 and Federer out in first on 13.
Most men’s singles match-wins at the #Olympics
13 – Roger Federer
12 – Andy Murray
11 – Novak Djokovic 📈@DjokerNole claims sole ownership of 3rd place on the all-time list after seeing off Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 6-3#Tennis | #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/hhPpDUZ2Um
— ITF (@ITFTennis) July 26, 2021
If Djokovic were to continue his run and claim a spot in the final, he would sit atop the leaderboard alone with 14 wins, 15 should he capture the gold medal.
The 20-time Slam champion won five matches at Beijing 2008, four at London 2012 and now two thus far at Tokyo 2020.
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