Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic writes history at Wimbledon with his seventh title!
Novak Djokovic wrote history on Sunday evening as he won his seventh Wimbledon title as he beat Nick Kyrgios in the final.
The 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win sees Djokovic sit just second for the most Wimbledon titles won, with Roger Federer sighting with eight.
On the flip side, the Serb did beat Federer for most Grand Slam titles as he now has 21 Grand Slam titles to his name, one behind Rafael Nadal on 22. So who is the greatest of the current generation time?
- Djokovic win his seventh Wimbledon title in his 32nd Grand Slam final
- The win saw him surpass Roger Federer for his 21st Grand Slam title, one fewer than Rafael Nadal
- Djokovic hasn’t lost at Wimbledon since 2017
There is no doubting that, the current generation of tennis can be sighted as the greatest of all time, with the trio of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal dominating. As things stand, the dominating trio has won 61 of the 69 Grand Slam titles since the French Open in 2005.
With only six other players winning the prize in the Grand Slam scenario, it can’t be denied that they are some of the greatest players of all time.
Grand Slam titles distribution
|Grand Slam||Rafael Nadal||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer|
Novak Djokovic defends Wimbledon title
After winning Sunday’s final, No.1 seed Djokovic now has second-most Wimbledon men’s singles titles with seven. He joins Pete Sampras at seven, with only Roger Federer with eight having more. Sunday’s final was Djokovic’s 32nd in a Grand Slam, most by any player.
The Serb hasn’t lost a match at Wimbledon since 2017, while his unbeaten run at the championships is now at 28, the fourth highest in the history of Wimbledon.
Men with the longest winning streaks at Wimbledon (Open Era)
Bjorn Borg (1976-1981) – 41
Roger Federer (2003-2008)- 40
Pete Sampras (1997-2001) – 31
Novak Djokovic (2018-) – 28
Rafael Nadal (2008-2011) – 20
Can Djokovic catch Rafael Nadal?
At the start of the year, all the members of the special trio were locked at 20 Grand Slam titles a piece, but it was Nadal that leapfrogged the rest.
The Spaniard won the Australian Open and then followed it with his backyard win at the French Open to take his tally to 22. However, the 25-year-old Djokovic has now closed the gap on Nadal and will try to level with him by the end of the year at the US Open.
It is worth noting that, Djokovic has played in 9 finals in New York, winning just three. So the US Open will present a golden opportunity for him to make a claim for the greatest player of all time.
While it is hard to make a case for either of the three, as they have dominated a particular surface at a particular time. It is worth reminding us that they all have graced the so beautifully that we may not see a generation of tennis as dominant as the present trio.
We might have seen the last of Federer, but from the look of the things, we can be sure that there is a lot to come from both Nadal and Djokovic.