Novak Djokovic on the Verge of Surpassing Andy Murray and Roger Federer in Ultimate Olympics Record

Published 07/26/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net following victory in his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recently advanced to the third round of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Facing Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the tournament, the Serbian legend didn’t face any difficulty and thrashed his opponent in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-3.

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With the victory over Jan-Lennard Struff, Novak Djokovic has now won 11 matches in the singles category of the Olympic Games in his career. Interestingly, he is now third on the list of the most successful players at the biggest sporting tournament.

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Only 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and 2-time Gold medalist Andy Murray are ahead of him in the list. While the Swiss Maestro has 13 triumphs in the singles category of the Olympics, Murray has 12 wins to his name.

Thus, Nole is just three victories away from becoming the most successful male player at the Olympics in terms of the number of wins. If he manages to get four more wins in Tokyo, he’ll bag the Olympic Gold for his nation.

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Novak Djokovic can accomplish the Golden Slam in 2021

Djokovic has already been the most successful tennis player in 2021. He has won three Grand Slam titles this year and will be looking forward to achieving the Golden Slam now.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

In order to do so, Djoker has to succeed at both the Tokyo Olympics and at the US Open 2021. If he manages to do so, he’ll become the first male player and the second overall, after Steffi Graf, to win the Golden Slam.

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In addition, he’ll become only the second male player after Rod Laver to win all the four Grand Slams in a single year. The Australian legend accomplished the same way back in 1969.

Novak Djokovic is on the verge of making history. His fans believe in him and expect him to win the Golden Slam. Will he be able to end his career with the most number of Grand Slam titles?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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