Novak Djokovic Sails Past Robert Lewandowski and Max Verstappen to Achieve a Great Milestone

Published 12/26/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 19, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his group stage match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane


Over the years, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been one of the most dominant players in the men’s game. The manner in which he has been consistent in his performances has been exceptional. Talking about this season, he has been ruthless as far as the Grand Slam events are concerned. 

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Recently, Novak Djokovic has been crowned the European Sportsperson for the Year 2021. It has been a well-deserved honor for the 34-year-old player. Having said that, his name had been nominated along with some other prominent sports personalities. 

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Novak Djokovic wins award for the 4th time 

The Serb raced ahead of football striker and Bayern Munich forward, Robert Lewandowski. Following him was the recently crowned Formula One champion Max Verstappen. All these three athletes have done exceptionally well in their respective fields. 

Lewandowski, who plays for the Polish national team, was one of the most dominant strikers in Europe this past year and sadly, fell short to Lionel Messi at the Ballon d’Or awards. On the other hand, Verstappen beat 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton en-route to winning this year’s title.

This is the fourth time that Djokovic has received this award.

The season began with the Serbian superstar clinching the Australian Open. After that, he knocked out Rafael Nadal in the semifinal of the French Open. In the final, he beat Tsitsipas after being two sets down to come back and win the next three. 

20th title at the Wimbledon Championships 

Soon after, he came to the All England Club and won his 6th Wimbledon Championships title. In doing so, he equaled rivals, Federer and Nadal, on 20 Majors each.

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 05: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates with his team after the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 05, 2021 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

At the US Open, he was one win away from creating history to become the first player to win 21 Grand Slam titles. He was stopped by Russian powerhouse Daniil Medvedev in the final. 

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Undoubtedly, we can consider this to be one of his best seasons across the Tour. We wish him all the success for the upcoming season. Djokovic will definitely be one of the players that all of us will be looking forward to.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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