Novak Djokovic extends big titles lead over fellow Big Three even further

Novak Djokovic extends big titles lead over fellow Big Three even further

by Jamie Malachy

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Novak Djokovic has matched yet another record against his fellow members of the 'Big Three', drawing level with Roger Federer on six career ATP Finals titles. In doing so, the Serb has extended his big titles tally against both Nadal and Federer.

Big titles, unofficially, are said to include the ATP Finals, the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympics singles gold medal and the ATP Masters 1000 titles.

While Rafael Nadal is still currently at the top of arguably the most important stat, Grand Slam titles, with 22 majors, Djokovic is comfortably ahead with 65 big titles compared to Rafa's 59 and Federer's 54.

The current World No. 5's big titles comprise 21 Grand Slams, 38 Masters 1000 titles and now 6 ATP Tour Finals trophies. However, the reigning Wimbledon champion has yet to win an Olympic singles gold medal.

Nadal, on the other hand, won Olympic gold in 2008 but has yet to win the ATP Finals which remains a massive gap in his otherwise glittering career.

Djokovic will go into the 2023 season feeling good about his chances of overhauling long-time rival Nadal's tally of 22 Grand Slam titles. Just last week he was cleared to be able to enter Australia following the revoking of his visa in January, and his current form suggests he will once again be the favourite at Melbourne Park.

With his sixth ATP Finals title, Djokovic earned a record $4,740,300 in prize money. He lost just one set on route to the title, and remained unbeaten throughout. This win also marks the longest ever time between a player winning their first and last ATP Finals title.

Djokovic won his first back in 2008, when it was known as the Tennis Masters Cup. 14 years later, he has won his sixth. The previous record for this was eight years, jointly held by Federer and Sampras.


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