Novak Djokovic is nowhere near equal to Grand Slam singles record
Novak Djokovic came close to becoming the first male player in the history of the grand slam in singles with his 19th title at Roland Garros.
The 34-year-old defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 to lift the Musketeers Cup for the second time.
Here, the PA news agency examines the situation:
20 – Roger Federer
Federer has been the leader since overtaking Pete Sampras in winning the Wimbledon title in 2009. Eight of his titles came to the All England Club while his last trophy came at the Australian Open in 2018. Wimbledon’s this year is potentially his last chance to add to his tally.
20 – Rafael Nadal
Nadal equaled Federer in winning his 13th title at Roland Garros last year and was keen to become the first man to hit 21 before losing to Djokovic in the semifinals. The Spaniard has also won three US Open titles in the past decade.
19 – Novak Djokovic
Undoubtedly the number one player of the past decade, Djokovic has won 18 of his titles since 2010. The Serb is the only one of the top three to have won at least two titles in each of the slams and will go to Wimbledon and the United States. . Open as a favorite.
14 – Pete Sampras
When Sampras set his new record at Wimbledon in 2000, it looked like it could last for decades. The American dominated Wimbledon in the 1990s, winning seven titles in eight years. He wrestled at Roland Garros, never reaching the final, and retired after winning his 14th title in New York in 2002.
12 – Roy Emerson
Australian Emerson held the record for 30 years after winning his 12 titles in the 1960s. He, Rod Laver and Djokovic are the only men to have won each title at least twice. Six of Emerson’s titles came to Australia and he benefited from weaker fields in the amateur era with many of his rivals turning pro.
11 – Rod wash
Laver was one of the players excluded from slam as a professional, but the Australian dominated the sport in the 1960s and won 11 slam titles both as an amateur and after the opening of tennis in 1968. He won all four titles in 1962 and 1969, a feat that remains unmatched.
11 – Bjorn Borg
The Suave Suave was a world superstar in the 1970s and early 1980s. He won six Roland Garros titles and five in a row at Wimbledon, but lost all four of the US Open finals he competed in. and has only participated once in the Australian Open. Borg retired in 1983 at the age of just 26.