Djokovic Pads Lead Against Federer, Nadal On Big Titles Leaderboard
With his eighth Australian Open and 17th Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic gave himself a cushion against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the hunt for the most “Big Titles”, a trophy at a Grand Slam championship, the Nitto ATP Finals or an ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
Djokovic now has 56 Big Titles compared to 54 each for Federer and Nadal. The 32-year-old Serbian improved to 13-0 in 2020 with his 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win against Austrian Dominic Thiem on Sunday in Melbourne. It marked the first time that Djokovic has come back from two sets to one down in a Grand Slam final.
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The new World No. 1 also maintained his leading win rate at Big Title events. Djokovic has won 56 titles from 186 events, meaning he wins a Big Title every 3.3 opportunities. Nadal is close behind, with a win rate of 3.4 (54/185), while Federer trails them both with a win rate of 4.3 (54/234).
All three players will next have a chance to win a Big Title in March at the season’s first Masters 1000 event, the BNP Paribas Open, to be followed by the Miami Open presented by Itau.
Current and Former Champions’ Big Titles Won (Records Since 1990)
|Player||Grand Slams||Nitto ATP Finals||1000s||Total (Avg)|
|Roger Federer||20/79||6/17||28/138||54/234 (4.3)|
|Rafael Nadal||19/58||0/9||35/118||54/185 (3.4)|
|Pete Sampras||14/52||5/11||11/83||30/146 (4.9)|
|Andre Agassi||8/61||1/13||17/90||26/164 (6.3)|
|Andy Murray||3/48||1/8||14/98||18/154 (8.5)|
|Boris Becker*||2/26||2/6||5/51||9/83 (9.2)|
|Thomas Muster||1/29||0/4||8/53||9/86 (9.6)|
|Gustavo Kuerten||3/33||1/3||5/67||9/103 (11.4)|
|Jim Courier||4/38||0/4||5/71||9/113 (12.6)|
|Stefan Edberg**||3/28||0/4||1/24||4/56 (14)|
|Marcelo Rios||0/26||0/1||5/56||5/83 (16.6)|
|Michael Chang***||0/50||0/6||7/86||7/142 (20.3)|
|Marat Safin||2/41||0/3||5/87||7/131 (18.7)|
|Andy Roddick||1/46||0/6||5/75||6/127 (21.2)|
* Becker’s four other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
** Edberg’s three other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
*** Chang’s one Grand Slam title came before 1990.