Novak Djokovic wins his 100th match on grass; trails Federer and Murray on the active male players list

World No.1 Novak Djokovic becomes only the third active player in the men's category to register 100 wins on grass.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic continues to win tennis matches at will. The Serbian tennis player beat Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in straight sets on Wednesday to progress into the semifinals of 2021 Wimbledon.

The top-ranked Djokovic is currently enjoying his purple patch of breaking records on the tennis circuit. After beating Fuscovics in the quarterfinals, Djokovic also marked his 10th Wimbledon semifinals. He is only the third man in history to achieve this rare feat. Roger Federer, who lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals on Wednesday has made the final four 13 times at the All England Club. Meanwhile, tennis legend Jimmy Connors has made the semis on 11 occasions at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

The five-time Wimbledon champion is the overwhelming favourite to win his sixth crown at the All England Club. While the Swiss maestro has won the event eight times, it is the Serb who has been the dominant force at Wimbledon over the last decade. The 34-year-old also won his 100th tour level match on grass on Wednesday. It is another testimony to his all-round play across surfaces.

“Overall, I feel like I’ve been playing, hitting the ball well throughout the entire tournament, putting myself exactly where I want to be: semifinals. Not spending too much energy,” Djokovic told the media after his quarterfinal match. “Now I really have to be consistent from the first to last point in the next match, and hopefully another one on Sunday.”

Djokovic gets his 100th win on grass

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

The 19-time Grand Slam winner is now 100-18 on grass and is just the third active male player to win 100 matches on grass. 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer tops the list with 192 wins and 29 defeats. Second on the list is former World No.1 Andy Murray, who has won 110 matches on the surface and lost 23.

 “I know about a lot of stats. I don’t know about all of them. But they do motivate me even more to play my best tennis at the events that count the most in our sport.”

Djokovic will now take on Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals of 2021 Wimbledon on Friday.

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