Novak Djokovic further extended his ‘Big Titles’ lead on Monday after he clinched a record-breaking 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown with his fifth Internazionali BNL d’Italia title.
His 7-5, 6-3 victory over Diego Schwartzman in the Rome final means that the World No. 1 moves three ‘Big Titles’ clear of Rafael Nadal (55), who he previously tied for most Masters 1000 trophies won, and four clear of third-placed Roger Federer (54). A ‘Big Title’ is a trophy at a Grand Slam championship, the Nitto ATP Finals, an Masters 1000 tournament or an Olympic singles gold medal.
Djokovic, a winner of 17 Grand Slam championships, five Nitto ATP Finals and 36 Masters 1000s, has now won on average one ‘Big Title’ every 3.3 tournaments played (58 of 191 events). Since the start of 2019, the 33-year-old has captured three Grand Slams and four Masters 1000 titles.
The Serbian’s ‘Big Title’ winning percentage is marginally better than 33-year-old Nadal, who has won every 3.4 events he plays (55 of 187 events). Federer, 39, has a conversion rate of one title per 4.3 tournaments contested (54 of 237).
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Current and Former Champions’ Big Titles Won (Records Since 1990)
|Player||Grand Slams||Nitto ATP Finals||1000s||Total+ (Avg)|
|Novak Djokovic||17/61||5/11||36/116||58/191 (3.3)|
|Rafael Nadal||19/58||0/8||35/119||55/187 (3.4)|
|Roger Federer||20/79||6/16||28/138||54/237 (4.4)|
|Pete Sampras||14/52||5/11||11/83||30/147 (4.9)|
|Andre Agassi||8/61||1/13||17/90||27/164 (6.1)|
|Andy Murray||3/49||1/8||14/100||20/160 (8.0)|
|Boris Becker*||2/26||2/6||5/51||9/84 (9.3)|
|Thomas Muster||1/29||0/4||8/53||9/87 (9.7)|
|Gustavo Kuerten||3/33||1/3||5/67||9/105 (11.6)|
|Jim Courier||4/38||0/4||5/71||9/114 (12.6)|
|Stefan Edberg**||3/28||0/4||4/45||7/79 (11.3)|
|Marcelo Rios||0/26||0/1||5/56||5/84 (16.8)|
|Michael Chang***||0/50||0/6||7/86||7/144 (20.6)|
|Marat Safin||2/41||0/3||5/87||7/133 (19)|
|Andy Roddick||1/46||0/6||5/75||6/129 (22.5)|
+ Includes Olympic Games gold medals and tournament participations
* 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.
Did You Know?
Djokovic’s win on Monday gave him his 81st tour-level title. The Serbian trails Jimmy Connors (No. 1, 109), Federer (No. 2, 103), Ivan Lendl (No. 3, 94) and Nadal (No. 4, 85) in that category.