Alone in front. Novak Djokovic broke a new record on Sunday June 11, winning his 23e Grand Slam title at Roland-Garros. The Serb thus passes in front of Rafael Nadal (22 titles), package on the Parisian tennis tournament this year. With Roger Federer (20 titles), these three players have dominated world tennis for twenty years, leaving only crumbs to their challengers. Their hegemony is impressive: since Federer’s first victory in 2003, these three have accumulated 65 Grand Slam tournament victories out of 81 editions – three tournaments having been canceled during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each of them crushed Pete Sampras’ previous record and his 14 major tournaments won in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Roger Federer (41) retired in 2022, but Rafael Nadal (37) and Novak Djokovic (36) continue their race towards the unprecedented. From July 3, Novak Djokovic will appear at Wimbledon with the aim of equaling Roger Federer’s men’s record on the London turf (8 wins) and pursuing his dream of achieving the Grand Slam in a single year: after his victories at Melbourne and Paris this year, the Serb still has to win in London and New York. No man since Australian Rod Laver in 1969 has lifted all four major tennis trophies in the same year.