Djokovic Extends 'Big Titles' Lead Over Federer & Nadal After Fourth US Open Title

Djokovic Extends 'Big Titles' Lead Over Federer & Nadal After Fourth US Open Title

by Nurein Ahmed

For as long as he plays, Novak Djokovic will continue to chalk more records and numbers, and his latest US Open triumph extended his dominance again.

It's over his greatest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, that the 36-year-old keeps dominating. The ATP Tour improvised a statistical comparison of the Big Three - tennis' famed trio of Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal who are considered the greatest tennis players in history. They tallied the list of 'big titles' that each has won in their careers to arrive at the one with the most numbers.

Big Titles can be a subjective term, but in this case, there is a degree of unanimity as it categorizes the most important tennis tournaments that have defined these three gladiators' careers, starting with the Grand Slams which are the pinnacle for all tennis players.

Djokovic has 69 of the so-called 'big titles' composed of Grand Slams, ATP Finals titles, and Masters 1000s. That is 10 more clear of closest rival Nadal who owns 59 titles and a healthy margin of 15 between him and Federer.

Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the US Open final last Sunday to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title. In terms of Slams won, Djokovic is now two clear of Spanish rival Nadal, and four ahead of retired Swiss legend Federer.

The Serbian also leads in the Masters titles, after winning his 39th title in this prestigious category at the Cincinnati Masters just prior to the US Open. He is three clear of Nadal and 11 ahead of Federer.

In terms of the ATP Finals numbers, which is a prominent tennis tournament contested amongst the world's Top 8 players every year, Djokovic and Federer are tied for six wins - the most of any player. But with Federer no longer in contention after his retirement last year, Djokovic will have the chance to take the record outright.

If that happens Djokovic would lead on all big titles apart from the Olympics which Nadal is the solitary holder of a gold medal (singles) between the three of them.


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