Djokovic's achievements in 2017

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
OK, it's been a disaster of a year but seeing as he's now pulled the plug on his season, I thought this would be an appropriate time to highlight some of the things he achieved in the first seven months of 2017, no matter how small or insignificant.

•Surpassed Connors and is now 2nd on the list of players with most GS match wins(237 in total).
•Became only the 3rd player after Connors and Federer to log 300 consecutive weeks inside the world's top 2(streak ended at 325).
•Became only the 3rd player after Fedal to pass the 300 match wins mark at Masters 1000 events.
•Became only the 2nd player after Federer to reach at least nine quarterfinals at all 4 majors.
•Became only the 5th player in the Open Era(after Connors, Lendl, Becker and Nadal) to win multiple titles for 12 consecutive seasons.
•Surpassed Federer for most consecutive weeks inside the top 4(his streak will end next week at 525).
•Surpassed Sampras for most career match wins and is now #9 on the all time list.
•Became only the 4th player to win at least 500 matches at Hard Court tournaments.
•Won a first non Wimbledon grass court title and now has the same amount of titles(and finals) as Nadal on that surface.
•Became only the 9th player in the Open Era to reach at least 8 finals at the same tournament(Rome).
•Became the first player to beat three opponents 25 times.
•After 14 years on tour remains the only player to have an 80% W-L record on all three main surfaces.

If you can think of any others please let me know. And here's hoping for a much more fruitful 2018.

Ajde Nole! :)
 
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shankster

Professional
Testament to his quality and consistency that he has scaled these achievements even in his worst year on tour. Get Well Soon Nole! Tennis needs you back stronger. :)
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Let's not forget he was actually interested in his family and wife...compared to the last few years of philandering.

That's always good.
 
Tennis is nowhere near as good without No1e . He is not a as media friendly as Fedal and is a guy u sort of feel you know the real guy rather than the politically correct media savvy presentations of Fedal.

All the greatest matches of past 7 or 8 years have involved No1e. Not just with Fedal but with Del Porto , wawrinka and Murray as well.

Maybe for a lot of people absence will make the heart grow fonder and when he returns he will get the adulation of Fedal. He deserves it as without doubt a true legend of sport not just tennis.
 

Newcomer

Hall of Fame
Djokovic fans talking about a disaster year...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
You had 6 (!) years in a row where your favorite player was winning everything. Isn't that enough?
 

JMR

Hall of Fame
•Became the first player to beat three opponents 25 times.
Interesting. Has Federer or Nadal defeated any opponent 25 times or more? I can't think of any. Fed has 22 wins against Djokovic and 21 against Roddick. Nadal has 24 wins against Djokovic and Ferrer, and 23 against Fed.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
The man has achieved nothing of note this year.

He shall soon drop out of the top ten, possibly never to return.

And I, for one, shall welcome that day.

So be it.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Interesting. Has Federer or Nadal defeated any opponent 25 times or more? I can't think of any. Fed has 22 wins against Djokovic and 21 against Roddick. Nadal has 24 wins against Djokovic and Ferrer, and 23 against Fed.
I think Nadal might have 25 wins against Ferrer but I'm not entirely sure.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
Along with all his achievements, check this out..


Go to 4:44 (and check the embrace a bit before too from a different angle). I think that's a beautiful appreciation for a rising talent breaking through at the (second) highest level. Absolutely top marks to Djokovic and frankly that 4:44-ish still is avatar worthy.
 

TheFifthSet

Legend
Novak did no worse than Nadal in 2015, who was healthy almost the entire year and a year younger than Djokovic is now.

He will be back.
 

Newcomer

Hall of Fame
Has he actually reached more finals in Rome than he has anywhere else?
That's interesting.
Not a big surprise. Rome is a very very low bounding clay court, it actually reminds a hard court surface. So it is very good for big hitters. No surprise many players can beat Nadal there, but not in RG.
 
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