Novak Djokovic’s 2021 was a truly magical year. The number one in the world is achieving incredible results, astounding both the opponents in the circuit and the professionals and the Serbian champion is likely to make the Golden Slam (Four Slams and Olympic Games in the same year) at the venerable age for an athlete of 34 years.
In this 2021 Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon respectively and is now targeting the Tokyo Olympic Games which will be played in a few days and which have seen an incredible number of forfeits in recent days, many due to the increase. of infections in the Olympic village.
Soon after it will be time for Nole to focus on the US Open to try to win the Grand Slam, a feat that was never achieved in the Open era and that we haven’t seen in the tennis world since Rod Laver.
Novak Djokovic and yet another record of his career
Not only Grand Slam title victories in this 2021 for Nole who has reached 20 Grand Slam titles with her two great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. In addition to this, last March Nole overtook Roger Federer as regards the total number of weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. Roger’s record was of the highest importance but Djokovic’s numbers are even more incredible and the Serbian this week, still at the top, reaches 330 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
The ranking this week, after the tournaments in Hamburg and Bastad, has not seen any particular shocks and indeed the Top Ten has remained unchanged both in terms of number of positions and points concerning the top 10 positions in the world.
In recent years and especially in this last year, Nole’s numbers and records are impressive and there are many tennis players and professionals who are repositioning the concept of GOAT with the Serbian who has practically destroyed almost all of Roger Federer’s records. and Rafael Nadal and who seems more and more ready to overtake as regards the fight in the number of Grand Slams.
With 30 finals played and 20 triumphs in Grand Slam trials, he is the most successful player in Grand Slam history, tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, having won nine Australian Open (absolute record), six Wimbledon, three US Open and two Roland Garros. Together with Rod Laver he is the only player of the Open era to have simultaneously held the title of all four Grand Slam events and the only one to do so on three different surfaces. With the triumph at Roland Garros 2021 he became the first ever tennis player, in the Open era, to have won all majors at least twice and the third overall after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver.