Novak Djokovic passes Nadal and approaches Federer’s single surface record

After he won two hard court titles in a row in Tel Aviv and Astana, Novak Djokovic passed Rafael Nadal and approached Roger Federer in the ranking of most titles on a single surface. Here is the ranking:

  • Roger Federer – hard court: 71 titles;
  • Novak Djokovic – hard court: 64 titles;
  • Rafael Nadal – clay court: 63 titles.

According to the ranking, Novak Djokovic needs to capture 8 more hard-court titles in his career to overcome Roger Federer’s record.

Djokovic’s next tournament is the Paris Masters. After that, Djokovic will play in the ATP Finals in Turin. Yet, Djokovic hasn’t only overcome Nadal in the “most titles on a single surface” ranking.

The winner of twenty-one Grand Slam titles scored a new win rate: 83.29% is the new win-loss ratio achieved. With the victory in the final in Nur-Sultan, Novak Djokovic reaches 83.293% of victories: 1022 career successes compared to 205 defeats suffered.

These numbers allow the Serbian tennis player to overtake Rafael Nadal in this ranking: an overtaking made on cents. The Spanish champion, in fact, is currently 83.281% of victories. The difference between the two tennis icons stands in the defeats, given that the Spanish tennis player has accumulated 214 in his career, nine more than the Serbian.

Poll shows who is the GOAT among the Big Three

After Eurosport asked their Twitter followers who they thought was the greatest among the Big Three – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic – a clear winner emerged with more than 50% of the votes.

The winner was Novak Djokovic, who got 51% of the total votes expressed by 4662 respondents.

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