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.
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.
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.
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.
|1st Feb to 5th Feb 2021||ATP Cup||Melbourne, Australia||12 teams||Team tournament with round-robin matches||Hard|
|8th Feb to 15th Feb 2021||Australian Open||Melbourne, Australia||128||Grand Slam||Hard|
|15th Mar||Dubai Open||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||32||ATP 500||Hard|
|22nd Mar to 29th Mar||Miami Open||Miami, United States||96||Masters 1000||Hard|
|12th Apr||Monte-Carlo Masters||Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France||56||Masters 1000||Clay|
|3rd May||Madrid Open||Madrid, Spain||56||Masters 1000||Clay|
|10th May||Italian Open||Rome, Italy||56||Masters 1000||Clay|
|24th May to 31st May||French Open||Paris, France||128||Grand Slam||Clay|
|28th Jun to 5th July||The Championships, Wimbledon||London, Great Britain||128||Grand Slam||Grass|
|26th Jul||Tokyo Olympics||Tokyo, Japan||64||Olympic Games||Hard|
|16th Aug||Cincinnati Masters||Mason, United States||56||Masters 1000||Hard|
|30th Aug to 6th Sept||US Open||New York City, United States||128||Grand Slam||Hard|
|11th Oct||Shanghai Masters||Shanghai, China||64||Masters 1000||Hard|
|25th Oct||Vienna Open||Vienna, Austria||32||ATP 500||Hard|
|15th Nov||ATP Finals||Turin, Italy||8||Tournament with round-robin matches||Hard|
|22nd Nov||Davis Cup||Madrid, Spain||18 countries||Team tournament with round-robin matches||Hard|
Indian Wells Masters
|Tucson, California||96||Masters 1000||Hard|
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.
Also Read: Dominic Thiem’s Schedule for the 2021 Season