Novak Djokovic Equals Roger Federer’s Record at ATP Finals 2023
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Nov 18, 2023, 17:05 ET
Novak Djokovic, the current world No. 1 in the ATP rankings, continues to etch his name in history by adding more records to his illustrious career. This time, following his qualification for the ATP Finals 2023 in Turin, the Serbian superstar has equaled a remarkable record previously held solely by Roger Federer.
Previously, Federer was the only tennis player in history to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments and the ATP Finals in the same season, achieving this feat twice. The Swiss maestro accomplished this in 2006, where he emerged victorious in Australia, Wimbledon, US Open, and the Masters Tournament. He repeated this extraordinary achievement in 2007, winning the same prestigious titles as the previous year. The only obstacle that prevented him from securing all five trophies in those years was Rafael Nadal, who triumphed in the two Roland Garros finals.
However, Djokovic had already accomplished this remarkable feat back in 2015. During that season, he emerged triumphant in the Australian Open (defeating Andy Murray), Wimbledon, US Open, and the ATP Finals (all against Roger Federer). The only blemish on his record was Roland Garros, surprisingly won by Stan Wawrinka.
With his exceptional performance in 2023, Djokovic has now equaled Federer’s record. This year, he once again clinched the Australian Open title (against Stefanos Tsitsipas), triumphed at Roland Garros (against Casper Ruud), and emerged victorious at the US Open (against Daniil Medvedev). The only setback in his pursuit of the calendar Grand Slam came in the Wimbledon final, where he was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz.
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