Novak Djokovic US Open 2021

The career of Novak Djokovic in stats

Novak Djokovic has (arguably) the most impressive set of statistics of any player in the modern game, so join Tennishead for a breakdown of the details. 

5. Masters 1000 titles – 38

Djokovic won his first Masters 1000 title at the Miami Open in 2007 and has gone on to win all nine events at Masters level at least twice each.

He achieved the ‘Career Golden Masters’ of winning them all once when he won Cincinnati in 2018, before claiming the ‘Double Career Golden Masters’ by again winning in Cincinnati, this time in 2020.

No other player has even won all of the events once over, let alone twice. In 2021, Rafael Nadal equalled Djokovic on 36 Masters titles by winning his 10th Rome title.

But come Paris 2021, Djokovic overcame Daniil Medvedev in the final to secure a record sixth title there and 37th overall at Masters level to pull one ahead of his rival.

In 2022 Djokovic moved onto 38 career titles at Masters 1000 level after capturing the Italian Open

Djokovic has five Indian Wells titles, six Miami titles, two Monte Carlo crowns, three Madrid titles, five Rome titles, four Canadian trophies, two in Cincinnati, four in Shanghai and six in Paris.



4. Record against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – 57-51

Djokovic has faced the other members of the ‘Big Three’ an astounding 108 times, the first meeting coming against Federer at Monte Carlo in 2006.

That means that of the 1188 matches that Djokovic has played at tour level over the course of his career, just over 9% have been played against either Federer or Nadal.

Djokovic is 27-23 against Federer, including going 11-6 over the Swiss at Slams and 4-1 in Major finals, only losing to Federer in the 2007 US Open final in that category.

Meanwhile, Djokovic versus Nadal is the most storied rivalry in modern men’s tennis, with the Serb winning 30 of their 58 meetings to date.

While Nadal does lead the head-to-head at Slam events 10-6, seven of those wins came at Roland Garros, a tournament the Spaniard has won 13 times. Nadal leads the Roland Garros head-to-head 7-2.

Nadal does have the slight upper hand in Slam finals too, leading 5-4 there, with three of those wins at Roland Garros and two at the US Open, while Djokovic has one Wimbledon final win, two Australian Open final wins and one US Open final win.



3. Year-end world number one crowns – 7

Across the 1990s Pete Sampras set the record for most times as year-end number one, doing so six times consecutively each year from 1993 to 1998.

Entering 2021, Djokovic was tied for that record, having been year-end number one in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020.

Then, after winning his 2021 Paris Masters semi-final against Hubert Hurkacz, the Serb secured a record seventh season finishing as year-end number one.



2. Weeks at world number one – 373…

Another record that Djokovic achieved in 2022 is the most weeks as ATP world number one.

Federer held the previous record of 310 weeks, but on 8th March 2021 Djokovic began his 311th weeks in the top spot of the men’s rankings.

The Serb’s longest consecutive streak came between July 2014 and November 2016, 122 weeks straight as world number one, during which time he won five of his 20 Slam titles to date.

By June 2022 Djokovic had accumulated 373 weeks as world number one. Steffi Graf is the only player with more weeks in the position, boasting 377 weeks as WTA number one over her career.


1. Slam titles – 21

The ‘Big Three’ between them have all been incredible in their journeys to claiming at least 20 Slam titles each, with Djokovic overtaking Federer in 2022 and just one behind Nadal.

Djokovic won his first Slam as a 20-year-old at the 2008 Australian Open, defeating a 22-year-old Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final.

He has since won in Melbourne eight more times, plus twice at Roland Garros, seven times at Wimbledon and three times at the US Open.

He was on 17 entering 2021 before he won the first three Slams of the season in Melbourne, Paris and London.

Djokovic was stopped from achieving the Calendar Slam by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final, but still equalled Federer and Nadal on 20 with his Wimbledon triumph, defeating Matteo Berrettini in the final there. In 2022 he moved one clear of Federer when he grabbed a seventh Wimbledon crown and now sits just one behind Rafa Nadal.

Finally, Djokovic is the first man in the Open Era to win all four Slams at least twice each.



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