In the last couple of decades, we have seen the rise of a young guy from Serbia who once decided to rule the tennis world. Well, he completed his dream a long time ago and is currently dominating tennis. He is none other than, Novak Djokovic. The current World No. 1 ranking player is the only player in tennis history to win more than 24 Grand Slam titles.
Currently, he is 36 years old, and fans are wondering how he can still rule tennis at that age. Djokovic is one of the most loved players in tennis history, but he is also one of the most hated players. He consistently gets booed by the crowd in most of the tennis tournaments, but that hasn’t stopped him. He has converted every boo into claps for him after he has lifted trophies. Recently, in an interview, he said something that will give an adrenaline boost to many sports players.
Novak Djokovic said,
“I am going for every possible record, all that I can achieve.”
Here is the full statement: “I am going for every possible record, I’ve never had a problem saying that. That is why people don’t like me.”
Well, in a world of favoritism, even the best of the sports can get hated at the utmost level. Not just tennis, but if we take any sports like football, American football, cricket, Formula 1, or any other, favoritism and hating other sportspersons is a tradition. Similarly, Djokovic is hated by fans because he is on the verge of becoming one of the best in sports.
So far, he has won 24 Grand Slam titles, 40 Masters titles, and six ATP Finals. Moreover, this is half of the achievements of his tennis career. Here are his records and achievements in tennis.
- Full name: Novak Djokovic
- Date of birth: May 22, 1987
- Age: 36 years old
- Nationality: Serbian
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Height: 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches)
- Current coach: Goran Ivanisevic
- Prize Money earnings: $176,231,562 (as of October 2023)
Record and Achievements
- Has been the No. 1 ranked player for a total of 399 weeks.
- 24 Grand Slam titles, 40 Masters titles, 6 ATP finals titles, and a total of 97 career titles.
- Win percentage of close to 85% in singles.
- 1100+ victories in his tennis career.
- Champions of every Grand Slam tournament.
These are some selective records and achievements of his tennis career. There are more than hundreds of records in his career.