Novak Djokovic and Random Fascinating Facts

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    At this year's Australian Open, Novak Djokovic lost only two games in his 1st Round Match and 3rd Round Match.

    This marked only the 2nd time in the open era that a man has lost so few games in two matches at the same grand slam. The other time: Bjorn Borg at the 1978 French Open.

    Novak Djokovic also has the record for most grand slam matches won losing two or less games. He has done this 5 times in his career. Vilas did it 4 times and Borg and Lendl did it 3 times. Federer and Nadal have never done it.
     
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  2. flyinghippos101

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    Random Federer fact

    Federer is the only man to ever win 17 slams with fabulous hair
     
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  3. Tafmatch

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    Djoko likes to really crush his opponents in the first rounds, Federer usually takes a one-break lead in each set and just focuses on winning his own service games without wasting much energy.

    Djoko can really shorten careers with those devastating defeats :wink:
     
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    Another Random Federer Fact:

    Roger Federer is the only player to win a grandslam as a father of twins!
     
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    Do you have the stat for fewest games lost in a slam? I would assume all of Borg, Fed and Nadal would be in there, maybe McEnroe and Lendl as well? (For Nadal, I'm pretty sure RG 2008 would make the list).
     
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    1. Borg lost 32 games in 1978 French Open.
    2. Borg lost 38 games in 1980 French Open.
    3. Nadal lost 41 games in 2008 French Open.

    Federer's best was losing 68 games at 2006 Wimbledon. This was the second fewest loss ever at Wimbledon.


    Novak's best was losing 60 games at the 2011 Australian Open.
     
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  7. djokovic2008

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    Djoker really bedding in his own legacy he will set and destroy many more records to come and become the great we all know he is.
     
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    novak is the only player to win a major after living inside a big egg for a bit..

    i dont think majors were ever won by mork, out of mork and mindy (nanooo nanooo :))...

    or that bloke out of MONKEY..(he came from an egg on a mountain top :) aaarrooo monkeymagic oooohhooooo monkeymagic) :neutral:
     
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    Just shows you how weak the clay field is and how easy it is to dominate there.
     
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    eh? you mean 2006 wimbledon?

    for me, this shows how useless the serve on clay is.
     
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    Another random Vac fact:
    He can imitate himself!
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    Great! Many thanks. Would you happen to have the stats for fewest games lost at USO? (and what is the fewest games lost at Wimbledon?)
    I have another fun fact about Djoko. In which clay tournaments (that they both played at least once) does Djoko have a better record than Nadal? There are 2. Good luck!
     
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    If there was a Icon for ROFL, I would put that thing here. Nice random facts about fed.

    Another random fact: fed was the only slam winner in 2012 to use wilson racquet :)
     
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    Random Rafa fact : Rafa is the only player to have won 11 slams while driving a Kia
     
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    I'm sure Nadal has done it. Didn't he double bagel Monaco in FO this year 6-2 6-0 6-0?
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    Yes he did. What he's never done is 2 matches with 2 or fewer games lost in a slam. Not that it's a very significant stat of course :)
     
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    Not true. Nadal lost 41 games in 2008 French Open (and I am speaking from memory here)
     
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    Random Federer facts:

    - Most Grand Slams won with a Sexi Nike headband.

    - Most Grand Slams won after having tasted the sweet essence of Lindt 99 Excellence for breakfast

    - Most Grand Slams won after driving a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class to the venue
     
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    Did any of you Fedturds read the title of the thread - nowhere was his name mentioned. We have plenty of Federer glorifying threads here....
     
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    Okay, I have a random fascinating Djokovic fact.

    Novak Djokovic's only Grand Slam loss in 2011 came against Olderer at the French Open. :)
     
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    What do the following players have in common?

    Federer, Murray, Del Potro, Nishikori, Ferrer and Tipsarevic.

    They are the only players to beat Djokovic during his 2011 GOAT season!
     
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    and here is another fascinating djokovic fact...

    djokovic is the only player ever who has lost to del potro in the bronze medal play off match at the 2012 olympics :)
     
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    Novak is cruel to the lower ranked players.
     
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    Random FACT

    Djokovic is the only man to have lost to Federer, Nadal and Murray in GS finals!!
     
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    How about this, Djokovic has 11 straight grand slam semis, the longest streak other than Federer's.
     
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    I--You--He... He... He's the only top #5 player in the Open Air to play tennis on the wings of an airplane.
     
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    Nice one!

    10chars
     
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    Novak is the only guy who had a chance with sharapova out of top 10
     
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    Another random fact: Rafa is the only player, who is starring in an ad for a car, fuelled with non-conventional fuel.

    Range Rover.
     
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    I love this thread :D
     
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    Djoko is the only gluten free champion ever

    Nadal is the only Gs winner with a 500k watch

    Nadal is the only right handed player to win a GS with his left hand

    Nadal has the most butt picks en route to a GS win
     
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    how about this:

    Djokovic is no1 coming from the country with smallest population. Federer comes in second.
     
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    Djoko played only 17 events (vs Fed's 18, Murray's 19, Delpo's 21 and Ferrer's 23) but he's #1 anyway. Quality vs quantity :)
     
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    Good one. He lost to each of them at the US Open (2007 v Federer, 2010 v Nadal, 2012 v Murray) and lost to one at the French Open (2012 v Nadal).

    His best Slams are (in order of success).

    1. Australian Open (3-0 in finals).
    2. US Open (1-3 in finals).
    3. Wimbledon (1-0 in finals).
    4. French Open (0-1 in finals).
     
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    djokovic is the only major winner to have lived in an egg for a bit, who also has a chin that is egg shaped,

    (parents serves up double egg, spam, beans, n chips,at the family restaurant in belgrade:))
     
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    I want to break in with a hypothesis which follows: Borg would be a better blue clay player than Nadal because he's won more majors on faster surfaces and could play the unplayable.
     
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