Novak Djokovic’s Schedule for the 2021 Season

Published 01/06/2021, 3:50 AM CST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning set point during his Men’s Singles Semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)


The Serbian ace Novak Djokovic had everything going for him in the 2020 season. After ending the year as the World No. 1 for the sixth time, he equaled the record of American legend Pete Sampras.

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But standing at 17 Grand Slams, Djokovic is still three major titles behind both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Therefore, his primary goal in 2021 will be to shorten the gap in the GOAT race.

Additionally, the 33-year-old is very close to the Swiss maestro’s record of 310 weeks spent as the top player. Now, it seems highly unlikely that anybody could stop him from breaking Federer’s record.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates at the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the men’s singles final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day fourteen of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

Novak participated in mere nine tournaments in 2020 since the tennis season was cut short due to the pandemic outbreak. Of the nine, the Serbian won four titles including the Australian Open, and he finished as the runner-up at the French Open.

Moving forward, he will definitely have big aspirations for the 2021 season. For Djokovic, there are many records lined up this year that he will want to break. Take a look at the tournaments where the Serbian is expected to play.

Schedule for Novak Djokovic in 2021

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves during his Men’s Singles second-round match against Tatsuma Ito of Japan on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

This list is only provisional and can change according to different circumstances. Already, to contain the coronavirus in the United States, the Indian Wells Masters has been postponed until further notice.

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DateTournamentLocationDraw SizeClassificationSurface
1st Feb to 5th Feb 2021ATP CupMelbourne, Australia12 teamsTeam tournament with round-robin matchesHard
8th Feb to 15th Feb 2021Australian OpenMelbourne, Australia128Grand SlamHard
15th MarDubai OpenDubai, United Arab Emirates32ATP 500Hard
22nd Mar to 29th MarMiami OpenMiami, United States96Masters 1000Hard
12th AprMonte-Carlo MastersRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, France56Masters 1000Clay
3rd MayMadrid OpenMadrid, Spain56Masters 1000Clay
10th MayItalian OpenRome, Italy56Masters 1000Clay
24th May to 31st MayFrench OpenParis, France128Grand SlamClay
28th Jun to 5th JulyThe Championships, WimbledonLondon, Great Britain128Grand SlamGrass
26th JulTokyo OlympicsTokyo, Japan64Olympic GamesHard
16th AugCincinnati MastersMason, United States56Masters 1000Hard
30th Aug to 6th SeptUS OpenNew York City, United States128Grand SlamHard
11th OctShanghai MastersShanghai, China64Masters 1000Hard
25th OctVienna OpenVienna, Austria32ATP 500Hard
15th NovATP FinalsTurin, Italy8Tournament with round-robin matchesHard
22nd NovDavis CupMadrid, Spain18 countriesTeam tournament with round-robin matchesHard
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Indian Wells Masters

Tucson, California96Masters 1000Hard

The Serbian will begin his 2021 season at the second edition of the ATP Cup. He along with Team Serbia will defend the Cup in Melbourne Park.

Apart from the ATP Cup, Novak will defend his singles’ titles at the Australian Open, Dubai Open, Cincinnati Masters, and Rome Masters. There is indeed a lot in store for the Serbian to win in 2021.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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