Tennis: With 1000 career victories, Novak Djokovic still makes history and joins four legends.

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By dominating Norwegian Casper Ruud in the Masters 1000 semifinals on Saturday, the Serbs were very carefully selected by Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. I joined the club. 1000 wins.

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Enter Novak here in a parade of 1000 victories. I don’t know if Connors, Lendl, Federer and Nadal read Marlowe, but that’s how Djokovic is brought into the Tennis Hall of Fame. By Saturday, May 14, only four players had won more than 1,000 career wins. But the four great were well aware that the Serbs had been knocking on the door for some time. However, the coronation was a little late.

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Due to the incredible episodes and consequences of the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic has played very little in the last few weeks. The world’s number one (which is certainly the case up to Roland Garros) hasn’t even won the 2022 tournament. But if he is far from the normal transit time of this time, his success against Casper Ruud is at the same time he dedicates it, and finally, with a 1000-win player, the first title of the season in Rome. There is a possibility of.

Honorary title of Connors, Trompe-l’Ouille

“Joker” took the time to hit the bullseye, even though it seemed to betray a slight weakening in his game and attitude. At 34 years and 357 days, he is certainly the oldest of the five players who have reached this milestone. It was almost three years older than Jimmy Connors, 32 years and 10 days when he signed the feat.

Also, the Americans are leading the total number of games won in his career. The longevity of Zimbo, who fought in the quarterfinals at the US Open 39, and his multiple successes in fewer tournaments partially explain this prestigious first place.

Without insulting Connors or Lendl, the Federer-Nadal-Djokovic trio won the biggest Grand Slam victory in the big and naturalization of American tennis. Czechoslovakia in the United States each won “only” eight. What’s more, the Serbs have won 37 Masters 1000s.

If Federer, who has only 23 wins from Connors, can still dream of defeating him, it seems more chimera for Serbs and Spaniards, who should have won more than 200 games, to approach Scepter. Moreover, in old age, Novak and Rafael clearly prefer quality over quantity and choose their appearance sparingly.

Therefore, history remembers that Knoll won his 1000th victory in the Masters 1000 semi-finals in Rome and his 379th victory in tournaments in this category. Serbs have also won 323 Grand Slams and are tracking Rafael Nadal by career win rate (83.3% vs. 83.1%). If all the roads lead to Rome, the road Novak Djokovic took this week could bring him even closer to the Colosseum of tennis.

Source: Francetvinfo

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