Novak opened his 2021 season with a triumph at the Australian Open. He became the champion at Melbourne Park for an unprecedented ninth time, as he completed his dominant title run with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Nole won his 83rd Tour level title following a 6-4, 6-3 win over Slovakian qualifier Alex Molcan in the Belgrade Open final.
The Serbian star continued rewriting history books claiming his second French Open crown and 19th Grand Slam trophy. With a 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 triumph over fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, Novak became the first man in the Open Era, and only the third in history, to win every major title twice.
A month later, Novak made another great accomplishment. He claimed Wimbledon trophy for the sixth time! The world no.1 rallied from a set down to beat Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 and clinched his 20th career Grand Slam title, tying Roger Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s all-time record. He also became the first man since Rod Laver (1969) to win the first three Grand Slams of the season.
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. The Serbian ace then went on to beat defending champion and no.2 seed Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, for sixth title in Paris and a record-breaking 37th Masters trophy.