Djokovic had this incredibly good season in 2011. But when you compare it to other open era seasons, it shows up as very good, but is far from unique: # Player Matches Year 1 Björn Borg (Sweden) 49 1978 2 Björn Borg (Sweden) 48 1979–80 3 Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) 46 1977 4 Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia) 44 1981–82 5 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 43 2010–11 6 John McEnroe (U.S.) 42 1984 7 Roger Federer (Switzerland) 41 2006–07 8 Thomas Muster (Austria) 35 1995 = Roger Federer (Switzerland) 35 2005 10 Rafael Nadal (Spain) 32 2008 So it was the fifth best consecutive match win season. How about winning percentage in the season? I read somewhere it was around 10th in the open era? (Please can you verify someone?) So why were people like Becker and McEnroe saying it was the best open era season ever? My theory is that people have very short memories in tennis. People often see the current number 1 as 'the best ever' because they assume that tennis players are getting better all the time (this is unfounded and never has been proven). I think though Djokovic's 2011 was unique in the way he dominated the number 2 and 3 players throughout the season with many wins and only 1 loss. But then again, how was Borg doing against Connors in 1978-1980 period?