Novak clinched his season-opening title and his 60th tour-level trophy overall at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, beating Rafael Nadal in spectacular style, 6-1, 6-2. With his first crown in Doha, Nole became the 10th player in the Open Era to reach the 60-titles milestone.
Nole re-established himself as the king of Melbourne when he claimed a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title in an astonishing final against Andy Murray (6-1, 7-5, 7-6). With 11 Grand Slam titles under his belt, Nole is now tied with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg.
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. The victory saw him draw level with Rafael Nadal on 27 ATP Masters 1000 crowns.
Novak 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. With his 63rd career title Nole tied Andre Agassi’s Miami tournament mark of six trophies.
Novak clinched his second Mutua Madrid Open trophy when he beat Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the final, and again became the new career ATP Masters 1000 titles leader (29).
On June 5, Novak won 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 victory, 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 (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969).
Eight weeks later, Novak clinched an unprecedented 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over no.3 seed Kei Nishikori in Toronto final.
Novak 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.