World No.1 Novak Djokovic has made some quite great records on the ATP Tour. He is now the player who has been at the top of the rankings for the longest duration in the history of tennis. However, has he won all the Grand Slams in a single year?
Novak Djokovic hasn’t won all four Grand Slams in a single year. Even though he won the three majors in 2015, he failed to win the French Open title that year as he lost to Stan Wawrinka in the finals. It could have been a dream year for Djokovic as he would have become the first person to win all the four Grand Slams in a single year in the 21st century.
In men’s tennis, only Australian legend Rod Laver has been able to win all four majors in a single year. He did it way back in 1962 when he swept away all the four Slams.
Interestingly, Laver accomplished the feat yet again- this time in the Open Era- when he won all the four Slams in 1969. He ended his career with 11 Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic and his ‘Nole Slam’
In men’s tennis, Djoker is the only player who has won 4 back-to-back Grand Slams in the 21st century. He did so in 2015-2016 after winning the French Open title in 2016 for the very first time in his career.
Djokovic won his third Wimbledon title in 2015. He went on to win the US Open title that year and ended the year with three Grand Slams- only failing to get his hands on the Roland Garros title. Next year, he defended his Australian Open title and then went on to beat Andy Murray in the finals of the French Open to win four straight majors. This achievement is remarked as the ‘Nole Slam’.
After already winning two Grand Slam titles this year, Djokovic can create history if he manages to win both the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and the US Open 2021. Will he be able to end the year as the World No.1 player?