Numero Uno: Novak Djokovic becomes the first player to win at least 74 matches at all the Grand Slams

World No.1 Novak Djokovic piled up another record after beating Kevin Anderson in the second round of 2021 Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic once again produced an imperious performance on the Centre Court as he dismissed former Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the second round clash.

The Serb fired nine aces and only ended up committing six unforced errors for the entire game. In fact, Djokovic also hit 25 winners and didn’t even face a single breakpoint in the match, won 39 of 46 points on his first delivery.

The top seed is now into the third round of Wimbledon and will take on Denis Kudla on Friday. Djokovic is also the defending champion and is now eyeing his sixth title at the All England Club. Many experts have already billed him as the overwhelming favourite to win the title the final Sunday of the Championships.

Another feather in the cap for Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Meanwhile, the Serb is also breaking records at every given opportunity. After winning his match against Anderson yesterday, he became the only player in tennis to have won 74 matches at all the four Grand Slams. Currently, the nine-time Australian Open champion has won 82 matches at the Melbourne Park. He has also won 81 matches on the clay of Roland Garros. At the All England Club, Djokovic has 74 wins and at the US Open, he has 75 wins.

               Player                  Tournament           Wins
      Novak Djokovic              Australian Open            82
      Novak Djokovic               Roland Garros            81
      Novak Djokovic                 Wimbledon            75
      Novak Djokovic                   US Open            74

On the other hand, Roger Federer has won 102 matches at the Australian Open; 101 matches at Wimbledon; 89 at US Open and 73 at the French Open.

The 34-year-old won his 19th Grand Slam at the recently concluded French Open and is just a Slam away from equaling his rivals Federer and Rafael Nadal as the all time Grand Slam leaders in the men’s game. He is also the only player in tennis history to have won all the ATP Masters 1000 twice.

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