Novak Djokovic: 18 stats for the world No. 1's 18th Grand Slam title
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic snapped Daniil Medvedev’s 20-match winning streak in the Australian Open final on Sunday, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, to not only turn the tables on a dangerous head-to-head—the Russian had won three of their last four meetings—but also to continue building his incredible legacy.
Here are 18 things the Serbian legend achieved with his latest triumph Down Under:
It was his ninth Australian Open title, by far the most for a man in tennis history. He added the 2021 title to previous triumphs in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020. No other man has won more than six, and only one woman has won more than seven: Margaret Court with 11.
It was his 18th Grand Slam title, one step closer to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record. The other two members of the Big 3 have 20 career Grand Slam titles, the all-time men’s record.
He’s never been this close to the Grand Slam record. He’s never been two majors away, …
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