List of records broken by Novak Djokovic after winning the 2023 French Open

It was a night of records for the Serbian legend as he won yet another Grand Slam title


List of records broken by Novak Djokovic after winning the 2023 French Open

Novak Djokovic with his French Open 2023 trophy (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic fulfilled his destiny and won the 202 French Open on Sunday night. The 36-year-old bested Casper Ruud in straight sets to win his third French Open title. The match showcased all the characteristics that have propelled Djokovic to the position he is in. The win was proof to many, once and for all, that Djokovic was the GOAT.

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Djokovic continued his brilliant run of not being defeated by anyone not named Rafael Nadal in Grand Slam matches since 2021. He now holds both the Grand Slam titles of 2023, having won the Australian Open earlier this year. He also moved to the ATP World Number 1 spot with this victory. This will be his third stint as the top-ranked men’s player.

Things could have gone very differently. Djokovic started the game poorly, losing the first three games. But he slowly slipped back into his groove as he leveled the score to 4-4. Djokovic found another level in the tiebreak. He played brilliantly to win it 7-1, giving Ruud no chance as he closed the set. He won the second set with relative ease and seemed himself again. The crowd spurred him on as they seemed to realize they were about to witness history being made.

The last set was an exhibition of defending by Ruud. But Djokovic broke his service game when it mattered at 5-5. He then won the last game and fulfilled his destiny. Djokovic fell to the ground as the pressure evaporated and was replaced by exaltation.

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Feats achieved by Novak Djokovic after winning the French Open 2023

Novak Djokovic (Image Credits: AP)

As seems to be the norm with Novak Djokovic, he once again broke all sorts of records with the win. Eyes had been on him throughout the French Open as he sought to overtake Rafael Nadal in the number of Grand Slam titles won. He delivered and became immortal in the world of tennis with this feat. These are the records he broke tonight.

  • Novak Djokovic has secured a 23rd Grand Slam title, the equal-most among male and female players in the Open Era along with Serena Williams.
  • Novak Djokovic is the first player in the Open Era with at least three Men’s Singles tournament victories at each of the four Grand Slams.
  • Djokovic is the fourth-oldest Men’s Singles Grand Slam winner – the oldest at the French Open – only younger than Ken Rosewall (1971 and 1972 Australian Open) and Roger Federer (2018 Australian Open).
  • Novak Djokovic has won 21+ Grand Slam matches in a row for the 5th time in his career, at least 3 more times than any other player in the Open Era.
  • Only Bjorn Borg (40.7%, 11/27) and Rod Laver (33.3%, 5/15) have won a greater percentage of Men’s Singles Grand Slam tournaments entered than Novak Djokovic in the Open Era (32.9%, 23/70).
  • This is Novak Djokovic’ 94th tournament victory at ATP level, equalling Ivan Lendl for the third-most in the Open Era.
  • Since turning 30 in May 2017, Novak Djokovic has won 11 of the 21 Grand Slam tournaments he’s played. His record is 11-2 in Grand Slam finals in his 30s.
  • This is the 3rd time (2016, 2021, 2023) Djokovic has won the 1st two Grand Slam events to start the season.
  • Novak Djokovic finished the French Open 6-0 in tiebreaks. He outscored opponents 42-13 in those tiebreaks.
  • Djokovic (67) has surged ahead of Rafael Nadal (59) and Roger Federer (54) in the race for the most Big Titles (Grand Slam championships, the Nitto ATP Finals, ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and Olympic singles gold medals).
  • The Serbian owns or is tied for the record in titles at the majors (23, solo record), Nitto ATP Finals (6, tied with Federer) and Masters 1000s (38, solo record).
  • Djokovic is halfway to becoming the first man to win the Grand Slam — claiming all four majors in the same season — since Rod Laver in 1969. In 2021 Djokovic won the year’s first three majors before losing in the final of the US Open.

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Novak Djokovic conquers Casper Ruud to cement himself as the GOAT with 23 Grand Slam titles