Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon 2021, Here Are Some Extraordinary Facts About His Career

Novak Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini of Italy in four sets to win a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Wimbledon on Sunday. The world number one won 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to move level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 majors. His victory also moved him three-quarters of the way to the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969, of all four majors. Djokovic, who was playing in his 30th Slam final, won his sixth trophy at the All England Club, adding to his nine Australian Opens, two Roland Garros victories, and three US Open titles.

Some Facts About Novak Djokovic's Career

Here are some extraordinary facts about Novak Djokovic's career:

  • Novak Djokovic equalled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam men's singles championships and became the sixth player in history to do so.
  • After Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg, and Pete Sampras, he is the fourth man in the Open Era to win three consecutive Wimbledon titles.
  • For the third time in his career, he has won three consecutive Grand Slam titles, having previously won three successive Australian Open titles on two occasions (2011-13 and 2019-21).
  • With his 30th Grand Slam final appearance, Djokovic is one behind Federer for the most Grand Slam men's singles final appearances.
  • Djokovic and Nadal have won 12 of the last 13 Grand Slams between them (since 2018 Roland Garros). Only Dominic Thiem won the US Open last year while Djokovic was forfeited.
  • The 12th man in history to win both Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles, and the first since Rafael Nadal won both in Paris and London for the second time in 2010.
  • The fifth man in history and the first since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three Grand Slam tournaments of the season.
  • In February of this year, he won his ninth Australian Open title, becoming the second man after Rafael Nadal to win nine singles titles at Grand Slam (13 French Open titles).
  • After winning his second French Open championship in June this year, he became the third man in history to win all four Grand Slam titles twice, after Rod Laver and Roy Emerson.
  • On March 8, 2021, he broke Federer's record of 310 weeks as the most weeks at number one (328 weeks).
  • From 2015 Wimbledon to 2016 Roland Garros, he swept all four Grand Slams, becoming the third man after Don Budge and Rod Laver to hold all four major titles at the same time.

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