Novak Djokovic on the Verge of Breaking Martina Navratilova’s Insane Tennis Record

Published 07/20/2021, 7:17 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/David Gray


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been breaking all the records in recent times. The dominance displayed by him in the current season has never been witnessed in such a fashion. He has won the first three Grand Slam events, in Melbourne, Paris, and London this season. 

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Not long ago, Novak Djokovic broke Roger Federer’s record of holding the World No. 1 ranking for the most number of weeks. Well, he is now on course to break the record held by Martina Navratilova. She currently enjoys a higher position, who held the top spot in ranking for 332 weeks. 

PARIS, FRANCE May 23. Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland great each other as they cross over training sessions on Court Philippe-Chatrier at the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 23rd 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic is on course for further greatness

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The Serbian ace is just a couple of weeks shy away from equaling the legend. The manner in which he is going about things, it seems certain he would pass that record and have an eye on Steffi Graff’s position who holds the position for 377 weeks.

Earlier in February, Djokovic overtook Federer to hold the top spot in the men’s game. Prior to that, he had won the Australian Open, beating Daniil Medvedev in the final. In Paris, he defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and went on to win the title. In the final, he was down two sets and eventually fought back to win the title against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain after the ATP Cup Final that Serbia won in 3 sets on day 10 of the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

He was most recently seen at the Wimbledon Championships. Out there, he won his sixth title beating Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the final. In doing so, he has now tied up with Federer and Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles. 

Djokovic will next be seen in Tokyo, representing Serbia at the Olympic Games. Going by his current form, he looks certain to be the favorite to win a Gold Medal. It will be interesting to see how the Serb performs in the South East Asian region. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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