Novak’s 2016 season recap

Ovako je izgledala Novakova 2016. godina

Another great tennis season has come to an end, with records and new chapters in history books written by the tennis Champion from Serbia.

It was one of the most successful years in Nole’s career as he won his first Roland Garros crown and completed a career grand slam.

During the past 11 months, Novak won seven titles, including two Grand Slams (Australian Open and Roland Garros), four Masters 1000 events (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Toronto) and one ATP 250 tournament (Doha). He was runner-up in Rome, at the US Open and the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

At 16 events he played in 2016, Djokovic took his win-loss record to 65-9, winning 21 of 25 matches against top 10 players.

Nole clinched his season-opening title and his 60th trophy overall at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, beating Rafael Nadal in spectacular style, 6-1, 6-2. It was his first crown in Doha.

The Belgrade native re-established himself as the king of Melbourne when he claimed a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title (tied with Roy Emerson) in an astonishing final against Andy Murray (6-1, 7-5, 7-6).

Novak captured a record fifth BNP Paribas Open title in emphatic style as he defeated Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 in the Indian Wells final in March. The victory saw him draw level with Rafael Nadal on 27 ATP Masters 1000 crowns.

Djokovic completed Indian Wells-Miami double for unprecedented fourth time with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the Miami Open final. He became the new career ATP Masters 1000 titles leader (28) and all-time prize money leader on ATP World Tour and tied Andre Agassi’s Miami tournament mark of six trophies.

With his second Mutua Madrid Open trophy (b. Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the final), Novak won his 64th career title and added 29th Masters 1000 shield to the collection.

On June 5, Nole captured his first Roland Garros crown with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray in the French Open final. With the historic win, the Serbian star completed a career grand slam and cemented his place among the game’s all-time greats. The Serb carved his name deeper into tennis’s history books, becoming the third man to hold all four major crowns at the same time, joining Don Budge and Rod Laver.

Eight weeks later, Novak clinched an unprecedented 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Kei Nishikori in Toronto final.

Novak suffered a 6-7 (4), 6-7 (2) defeat to Juan Martin del Potro in the Rio Olympics opener. He was finalist at the US Open ( Wawrinka), semi-finalist in Shanghai and quarter-finalist in Paris.

The Serbian tennis star completed the 2016 season as a runner-up to Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals in London (3-6, 4-6) and finished year as no. 2 for the second time in his career (11,780 ATP points, 630 less than the top-ranked Brit).

Djokovic is 2016 Under Pressure Leader with 273,5 rating (taking into accound break point conversion, saved break points, tie-breaks won and deciding sets won percentage.

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