Novak Djokovic becomes the second man in history to reach 300 Grand Slam victories
The first was Roger Federer
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic celebrated his 300th victory in the Grand Slam tournaments. On Sunday, in the fourth round of the Australian Open, the world’s first racket in four sets defeated Milos Raonic from Canada.
Djokovic became the second in the history of tennis to conquer the 300-win mark. Previously, only Roger Federer from Switzerland succeeded. He now has 362 Grand Slam victories.
Rafael Nadal has 285 victories.
In Australia, Djokovic won 79, Roland Garros – 74, Wimbledon – 72, and the US Open – 75.
Djokovic’s opponent in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Australian Open was Alexander Zverev from Germany. Zverev in the fourth round passed the Serb Dusan Lajovic.
Djokovic also commented on his recent abdominal injury – he was diagnosed with a muscle strain during a fight on the court with Taylor Fritz. The tennis player said that his appearance on the court was called “adventure” by medics.
“The doctors told me I was taking a risk if I went on the court, it could be harmful or helpful. I won’t know until I stop taking painkillers. I felt pain during the game, but it was tolerable. Now I have 40 hours until the next fight and it’s great, “said Djokovic.