Novak Djokovic born 22 May 1987 is a Serbian professional tennis player. He is currently ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Djokovic has been No. 1 for an all-time record total of 346 weeks, and has finished as ATP Year-End No. 1 on a record seven occasions.
Novak Djokovic has won three Grand Slams in 2021 and has now won 31 of his last 34 matches. The Serbian went close to winning all four Grand Slams, his quest ending in the US Open final where he lost against Daniil Medvedev.
The World No.1 took some time off before returning to action in Paris. He beat Marton Fucsovics 6-2 4-6 6-3, had a walkover against Gael Monfils before beating Taylor Fritz 6-4 6-3.
Djokovic beat Hubert Hurkacz 3-6 6-0 7-6 in the semi-finals, winning 62% of his 2nd serves.
- Nationality: Serbia
- Age: 34 (22 May 1987)
- Height: 6’2″ (188 cm)
- Plays: Right-Handed
- World Ranking: 1
- Career High: 1 (July 2011)
- Career Singles Titles: 85
- 2021 Singles Titles: 4
Djokovic vs Nadal
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have met 58 times, including in all four Grand Slam finals, an Open-Era record for head-to-head meetings between male players, and Djokovic leads 30–28. Djokovic leads on hard courts 20–7, while Nadal leads on clay 19–8, and they are tied on grass 2–2. They have played a joint-record 17 Grand Slam matches (tied with Djokovic–Federer) and a joint-record nine Grand Slam tournament finals (tied with Federer–Nadal). Djokovic is the first player to have at least ten match wins against Nadal and the only person to defeat Nadal seven times consecutively (which he did twice). The two share the record for the longest Grand Slam final match ever played (5 hours and 53 minutes), at the 2012 Australian Open final.
In the 2011 Wimbledon final, Djokovic won in four sets, which was his first victory over Nadal in a Major. Djokovic also defeated Nadal in the 2011 US Open Final to capture his third major title of the year and fourth overall. By beating Nadal, Djokovic became the second player to defeat Nadal in more than one Grand Slam final (the other being Federer), and the first player to beat Nadal in a Slam final on a surface other than grass. In 2012, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the Australian Open final which made Nadal the first male player to lose in three consecutive Grand Slam finals.
At the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in April, Nadal finally beat Djokovic for the first time since November 2010. They had met in seven finals from January 2011 to January 2012, all of which Djokovic won. Nadal again defeated Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters tournament.
Djokovic vs Medvedev
Though Djokovic is in the number 1 position in the world ranking Medvedev is extremely good in some techniques. His methods of playing are really worth praising. In the last match ofí Medvedev, he performed very nicely. Only in 80 minutes did he scores a 6-2 and win that match.
On the other hand, Djokovic ensured the number 1 position by defeating Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals. That was a tough win by Djokovic. And on some p,o,ints Medvedev is quite better than Djokovic.
Daniil Medvedev has exhibited on various events that he has the methods to down the opposite one with much power and aggression. So, it is highly predicted that Medvedev may win this tournament.