Novak Djokovic's Four Tennis Records Which May Never Be Broken

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Novak Djokovic has established himself as one of the top tennis stars over the last decade. Have a look at four Novak Djokovic records that may never be broken.

Written By Daniel Arambur | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Novak Djokovic has truly worked hard to establish himself as one of the top three tennis stars in of the Open era alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The 16-time Grand Slam title winner was the first Serbian player to be ranked at number one in the ATP rankings and is the first player from his country to win a major Grand Slam title. After suffering an injury setback in 2017, Djokovic made his return to the international stage the following year. After struggling at the start, the Serbian ace found his rhythm after winning his seventh Australian Open title. Read further to find four records that Novak Djokovic has set that may never be broken in the future.

Highest ATP rating points

Novak Djokovic was at his peak during the 2015-16 ATP season. That was the year when critics and tennis lovers truly started including the Serbian as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game. Novak Djokovic created history after winning the French Open in 2016 when he accrued 16,950 points, the highest number of points in ATP history. In doing so, Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to have accumulated on points tally, that is more than the combined sum of the second and third-ranked players on the ATP list. 

Winner of all four Grand Slams in three different surfaces

Since the start of Open era of tennis in 1973, no player (male or female) has managed to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. However,  Novak Djokovic created a new record by achieving that feat after winning the Roland Garros in 2016 and seemed invincible from the start of 2015 right up-to to the Roland Garros in 2016. In addition to that, Novak Djokovic became the only man in tennis history to hold all four Grand Slams on three different surfaces at once. Novak Djokovic beat the top-10 ranked players a jaw-dropping 31 times in a single season. 

15 straight finals 

Novak Djokovic was almost invincible from the start of 2015 upto Roland Garros in 2016. The Serb featured in 15 finals of the 16 tournaments he played in during that period. Djokovic ended on the winning side on 11 occasions. He also went on and won the season-ending ATP Finals which was held in London. 

Winner of all nine Masters tournaments

Novak Djokovic has not only won all four Grand Slams but also won a record six ATP Masters 1000 titles. The Serb became the first player in the 28-year history of the ATP Masters 1000s to win all nine elite tournaments. He did so by beating Roger Federer at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati in 2018. The Cincinnati Masters had eluded Djokovic for quite a few years. He had finished a runner-up there on five different occasions before he finally tasted success in 2018.

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