Novak Djokovic has already etched his name in men’s tennis with his superb play and dominance on the court. When you watch him play, it’s as though you are watching history unfold. Sometimes he seems unbeatable because of his consecutive matches won and tournaments where he rarely loses a set. It is quite possible that he may surpass Roger Federer’s record-setting 17 grand slam titles once he retires.
Whenever you buy Australian Open Men’s final tickets, The Ticket Merchant says you might be watching a tennis great set a new record with his 7th title.
Race to 17
At the end of Pete Sampras’ career, new blood took over and tennis fans saw the rise of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. But as the former aged and the latter limited by injuries, the Serb, Novak Djokovic was ready to take his place in the pantheon of greats. With Djokovic’s win over Andy Murray in the 2016 Australian Open, he ties Roy Emerson with the most Australian Open titles with six. Novak and Murray have been at it in many other grand slam finals, but the former almost always finished on top.
Rafa Nadal was in line to surpass Federer, but he only has 14 and pushing 30 with serious injuries limiting his performance and even pulling him out of competitions. Novak Djokovic already has 12 and is just 29, at the perfect age to win more titles to either tie or break the record.
History in the Making
Novak Djokovic’s rise to where he is now is record breaking. He is the first man since Rod Laver to hold all grand slam titles at once. His two biggest competitors Federer and Nadal are showing their age, and his closest rival after the two, Andy Murray is only 2-8 in slam finals. Murray has mostly lost to the Serb whenever they meet in the finals, regardless of the court, clay, grass or hard.