Djokovic part of The Famous Five

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
By winning the first three slams of the season, Djokovic has already joined an elite group of tennis players. Only four other players in the history of the men's game have reached the final major of the season with a shot at completing The Grand Slam.

The Famous Five are:

1933
JACK CRAWFORD (Australia)
Lost 3-2 to Fred Perry US Open Final

1938
DONALD BUDGE (USA)
Won Grand Slam

1956
LEW HOAD (Australia)
Lost 3-1 to Ken Rosewall US Open Final

1962 & 1969
ROD LAVER (Australia)
Won The Grand Slam both years

2021
NOVAK DJOKOVIC (Serbia)
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It's interesting that both men who failed to win the Grand Slam lost in the final (Crawford was 2-1 up). It must have been an agonising defeat.

Will Djokovic join Budge and Laver as legends, or will he join Crawford and Hoad as nearly men?
 
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