The members of the quartet have had an exemplary run in 2015.
Novak Djokovic thrilled us with his career best performance by playing sublime tennis and producing near-perfect results in 2015. In his most physically draining year, he clinched three of the four Grand Slams, won 82 matches and 11 titles overall, held the No.1 ranking for 179 weeks and became richer by a whopping $21,646,145 prize money. ‘‘Djokovic will break every conceivable record’’ is what Bogdan Obradovic, the captain of the Serbian Davis Cup team had to say about the player.
On the other hand, Roger Federer made it to the finals of Wimbledon and US Open, showing no signs of fatigue or slowing down, hence putting a stop on the speculations regarding retirement. Rafael Nadal came out of injury and thus had a sluggish start earlier last year, failing to pick up momentum but now he seems to be back on track in 2016, winning the Mubadala title and reaching the finals of Doha, losing to Djokovic. Likewise, Andy Murray won 4 titles and led Great Britain to Davis Cup victory last year.
After a power packed year, 2016 looks even more promising and the expectations for great results is apparent. With great results will come new records. So, let us have a look at the top 10 records which the Big Four is expected to break/ has broken this year.
10) ATP Ranking Points
Novak Djokovic has maintained the top form last year by clinching the first title of 2016 at Doha by beating Nadal in the finals. This marks his 60th career title and a 24-23 H2H lead overall against Nadal. With this win, he has the most points in ATP World Tour Rankings at 16,790 breaking his own record of 2015 of 16,145. He is almost twofold ahead of the No.2 player Murray in the tally.
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