Novak Djokovic Marks Yet Another Significant Career Achievement

Novak Djokovic Marks Yet Another Significant Career Achievement

by Nurein Ahmed

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Novak Djokovic's title-winning week at the Paris Masters earned him a place in the history books as a man for all surfaces.

Djokovic won the Paris Masters for an unprecedented seventh time last Sunday, and a 40th at Masters 1000 level, besting the in-form Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. He extended his record indoors to 192-48, having won five matches during the week.

That figure translates to a winning percentage of precisely 80% which makes Djokovic one of just six men in the Open Era with a career percentage of 80% or higher indoors, trailing only Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, and indoor king John McEnroe.

But here's the kicker. Djokovic has put together a monumental feat that none of those five men or the rest of the tour (retired or active) have managed. He has an 80% or higher winning record on all recognized surfaces and environments on the ATP Tour - hard, clay, grass, indoors and outdoors.

Of his 97 career titles, 18 have come on indoors, including seven in Paris-Bercy and six at the ATP Finals. Djokovic's record outdoors stands at 84.5% (890-163). He is 84.9% on hard (688-122), 80.4% on clay (270-66), and 85.8% on grass (115-19).

Because of his supreme dominance and consistency on all surfaces, Djokovic boasts the overall best-winning record among men in the Open Era at 83.7% equating to 1082-211. He is clear of second-placed Rafael Nadal by the tiniest of margins. The Spaniard owns an 82.9% record (1068-220).

With his close rival currently out of the picture due to injury, Djokovic will have the chance to add up to these numbers in the final tournament of the season - the ATP Finals in Turin. Djokovic has also dominated the charts in comparison to the field in Turin in terms of win-loss ratio (45-5) in 2023.


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