Novak Djokovic has gone past Andre Agassi to secure the third spot in the player with most number of Grand Slam Quarter-Finals. Djokovic beat 30th seed Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals, where he will face Cecchinato of Italy.

The 31-year old former World number 1 already has 12 Grand Slams to his name.

Here is how the table stands…

Federer: 53*
Connors: 41
Djokovic: 40*
Agassi: 36
Lendl: 34
Nadal: 33*
Murray: 30*
Sampras: 29
Edberg/McEnroe: 26

* = Active players

So, four active players are around who can push the record.

Djokovic has been a sporting ambassador for Serbia. He is the first Serbian to reach the number one spot in the ATP Rankings, he is also the recipient of the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportman of the year in 2012, 2015, and 2016, then in 2011, he also won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year and is a five-time ITF World Champion, and a four-time ATP year-end No. 1. He is also a recipient of the coveted Order of St. Sava, the Order of Karađorđe’s Star, and the Order of the Republika Srpska.

Tat just goes to show the experience the talisman posses, is unheard off!

With the kind of form 20th seed Djokovic is displaying, we should not be surprised if the 31-year-old goes on to win the tournament.