World number one Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the French Open 2020 after crushing Ricardas Berankis on Thursday. Serbian’s comfortable victory against Lithuanian also became his 70th win on the Parisian clay, equal to Roger Federer’s record.
And while Serb joins with the Swiss in winning a record of 70 plus matches at all Grand Slam event, He won 75, 70, 72, and 75 matches in the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open, respectively. Federer recorded 102, 70, 101, and 89 for the same.
After winning a record-equaling match at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic said to reporters, “Grand Slams are obviously the biggest tournaments in our sport.”
Speaking about his achievements in Grand Slam events, Serb expressed, “Historically, they count the most. So, of course, winning that many matches in each slam are a great achievement, and of course, it makes me proud, makes me happy.”
“I Have Been Able To Play My Best Tennis”: Novak Djokovic
The 33-years-old has been playing in the Grand Slam events since 2005. And while Serb has qualified 26 times for the finals, he has won the titles on the 17 occasions. Additionally, Djokovic believes winning a Grand Slam title is not a piece of cake for everyone.
Nole continued, “Over the two weeks, it takes a lot of energy and effort to invest in winning a Grand Slam. It’s kind of a confirmation for me that I have been able to play my best tennis throughout my career in the biggest tournaments.”
To win his 18th Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic is now competing at the French Open 2020. He will play Colombian Daniel Elahi Galán during the third round match on Saturday.