Novak Djokovic tops the list for best match winning percentage in Open Era

World No.1 and defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic keeps shattering records at every given opportunity.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic is at the peak of his powers in men’s tennis. The Serb continues to dominate the ATP tour with his consistent game play and passion. Djokovic is now into the quarterfinals of 2021 Wimbledon and will take on Marton Fuscovics on Wednesday. Djokovic is also the defending champion at the All England Club after beating Roger Federer in the epic 2019 finals.

The top-ranked Djokovic also won his won his 19th Grand Slam at the recently concluded French Open and is just a Slam away from equalling 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.

The 34-year-old is also aiming to win his sixth Wimbledon title this week which will further push him towards a rare feat of winning a Calendar Slam for 2021, a feat which was last accomplished by Australian legend Rod Laver in 1969.

Djokovic keeps shattering records

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Meanwhile, the 19-time Grand Slam champion is also shattering records at every given opportunity. After winning his first three matches at Wimbledon, Djokovic has temporarily surpassed Rafael Nadal in the percentage for matches won in the Open Era. Djokovic has a win/loss record of 964-195 (83.17 %) vs 1027-208 (83.15 %) of the Spaniard. Bjorn Borg is the third on the list with 82.36%. In the fourth position is Roger Federer with 82.02 % and Jimmy Connors is fifth on the list with 81.82%.

Moreover, after defeating Cristian Garin of Chile in the fourth round at Wimbledon, Djokovic reached his 50th quarterfinals of a Grand Slam. Currently, Swiss maestro Federer, tops the list 58 quarterfinals. While Federer has struggled throughout the Championships, Djokovic has only dropped one set till now.

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