With a 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 win over Nadal in the 2015 French Open quarter-finals, Novak became the only man to have beaten the Spaniard in all four majors.
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With the 6-4, 6-3 semi-final triumph over Casper Ruud at the 2022 Rome Masters, Novak secured the 1000th victory of his career and became the fifth player to reach the milestone in the Open Era, joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
By clinching the 2021 Rolex Paris Masters title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Daniil Medvedev in the final, Novak overtook Rafael Nadal at the top of the list for the most Masters trophies (37).
By reaching the 2021 Rolex Paris Masters final, Novak clinched historic seventh year-end no.1 finish, surpassing his childhood idol and role model Pete Sampras for most year-end no.1 finishes in ATP rankings history.
With a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over seventh seed Matteo Berrettini in the 2021 Wimbledon final, Novak claimed his 20th career Grand Slam title, tying Roger Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s all-time record.
With a 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 triumph over fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 2021 French Open final, Novak became the first man in the Open Era, and only the third in history, to win every major title twice.
Novak is in the first place on the all-time list of players who have spent most weeks at No.1. Having spent his 373rd week at the summit of men’s professional tennis, he is in front of the aces like Federer, Sampras, Lendl, Connors, Nadal, McEnroe, Borg, Agassi…