The numbers behind Djokovic’s domination

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January 31, 2016 8:43 pm

REUTERS – Novak Djokovic claimed his sixth Australian Open title on Sunday as the 28-year-old continues to dominate men’s tennis.

Here are some of the key statistics for the all-conquering Serb.

– Djokovic (2008, 2011-13, 2015-16) has now won six Australian Opens, matching the record of Roy Emerson (1961, 1963-67).

– Djokovic now owns 46 hardcourt titles, level with American Andre Agassi and only behind Roger Federer (60).

– He has 11 grand slam titles, drawing level on the all-time list with Australian Rod laver and Swede Bjorn Borg. Ahead of him are Emerson (12), Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal (14) and Roger Federer (17).

– Djokovic has won seven consecutive tournaments.

– Since losing to Federer at last year’s Cincinnati final in August, Djokovic has won 38 of his next 39 matches.

– He has beaten world number two Murray 11 times from 12 clashes since losing to him in the 2013 Wimbledon final.

– Djokovic is on a 21-match winning streak in grand slams. He has not lost a grand slam match since he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final.

– He has held the ATP number one ranking since July, 2014.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; editing by Toby Davis)

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