With the win over Milos Raonic in the 4th round of the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic became only the second player in history to win 300 grand slam matches.
Getting to 300 wins has been a long journey for Djokovic who had turned pro in 2003 and will complete 18 years on the circuit this year. Overall, in singles, his win-loss numbers are 940-192 and he has 81 career titles. He is behind only Roger Federer, who has 362 Grand slam wins. In third place is Rafael Nadal with 284 wins to his name.
Novak Djokovic shows guts, grit and gumption to fend off Milos Raonic and book his place at the Australian Open Quarter Finals
In his 3rd round encounter against American Taylor Fritz, Novak Djokovic seemed to have injured himself. Although he hung on and won the match in 5 sets 7-6 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-2, after the match he looked a little downcast. News was that Novak was injured and was doubtful against 14th seed Milos Raonic for their 4th round encounter.
But Novak recovered in time and overcame not only the side muscle injury but also a tough opponent like Raonic. While Novak did look a little slow in the second round that Raonic won, he was quickly back to his best to win the 3rd and 4th set to seal the match. Djokovic won 7-6 4-6 6-1 6-4.
The movements on the court, the return of serve are two of the things Djokovic is the best in the world by a distance. With this win Djokovic once again reiterated why he is the No.1 player in the world.