World No 1 Novak Djokovic added another feather to his cap by becoming the second man in history to win 300 Grand Slam matches. With the win over Milos Raonic, Djokovic has joined former World No 1 Roger Federer. The Serb beat the Canadian 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and 56 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Daniil Medvedev For Record-Extending Ninth Title at Melbourne Park, Wins 18th Grand Slams Title Overall
Federer enjoys a 362-59 win-loss record at the Slams and is at the top. At No 3 is Spain’s Rafael Nadal. Nadal has won 285 matches and needs to win 15 more matches to join Federer and Djokovic. Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi make up the top five. Also Read - Australian Open 2021 HIGHLIGHTS FINAL 2021 Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Live Updates: Djokovic Beats Medvedev in Straight Sets to Win 9th Australian Open Title
Most Grand Slam Singles Match Wins (Open Era, as of 14 February 2021) Also Read - Australian Open 2021 Final Live Streaming Tennis: When And Where to Watch Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Men's Final
|1)||Roger Federer (SUI)||362-59|
|2)||Novak Djokovic (SRB)||300-45|
|3)||Rafael Nadal (ESP)||284-39|
|4)||Jimmy Connors (USA)||233-49|
|5)||Andre Agassi (USA)||224-53|
The Serb – who played with an injury – looked to struggle with his muscle during the match.
“I had no preparation for this match,” said Djokovic. “I used every hour I had to recover since the Taylor match. My physio and those of the ATP and Australian Open gave me their best support to get on the court. I have definitely been fitter in the past and I will continue to take each day one at a time.”
Djokovic – who is yet to lose in 2021 – would have a stiff quarter final where he would lock horns with Germany’s Alexander Zverev. 23-year-old Zverev cannot be taken lightly by Djokovic and he would know that well. The game takes place in a couple of days time.
Reports suggest that the Swiss would return to the court in March at Doha. He has not played a competitive match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals last January.