Djokovic Extends 'Big Titles' Lead With Record-Breaking Paris Win
The World No. 1 now has 62 'Big Titles', pushing him further ahead of Nadal (57) and Federer (54). A 'Big Title' is a trophy at a Grand Slam championship, the Nitto ATP Finals, an ATP Masters 1000 tournament or an Olympic singles gold medal. Djokovic surged ahead of Nadal, who has 36 Masters 1000 trophies.
The 34-year-old suffered a crushing defeat in the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev, who ended his pursuit of the Grand Slam at the final hurdle. But Djokovic got his revenge on Sunday 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in front of a raucous crowd in Paris-Bercy.
Djokovic will now turn his attention to the Nitto ATP Finals, to be played from 14-21 November at the Pala Alpitour in Turin. The Serbian will have a chance to increase his ‘Big Titles’ lead even further there, where Nadal and Federer will not be competing. Djokovic could tie Federer’s record for most victories at the season finale (6).
The World No. 1 has the best 'Big Titles' win-rate at one title won per 3.3 events played (62/202), while Nadal has claimed a 'Big Title' for every 3.5 tournaments played at this level (57/197). Only two other players have converted more than once per five events: Roger Federer (4.4, 54/240) and Pete Sampras (4.9, 30/147).
Current and Former Champions' Big Titles Won (Records Since 1990)
|Player||Grand Slams||Nitto ATP Finals||1000s||Total^ (Avg)|
|Novak Djokovic||20/65||5/13||36/119||62/202 (3.3)|
|Rafael Nadal||20/62||0/10||36/123||57/197 (3.5)|
|Roger Federer||20/80||6/17||28/138||54/240 (4.4)|
|Pete Sampras||14/52||5/11||11/83||30/147 (4.9)|
|Andre Agassi||8/61||1/13||17/90||27/164 (6.1)|
|Andy Murray||3/52||1/8||14/103||20/166 (8.3)|
|Boris Becker*||2/26||2/6||5/51||9/84 (9.3)|
|Thomas Muster||1/29||0/4||8/53||9/87 (9.7)|
|Stefan Edberg**||3/28||0/4||4/45||7/79 (11.3)|
|Gustavo Kuerten||3/33||1/3||5/67||9/105 (11.6)|
|Jim Courier||4/38||0/4||5/71||9/114 (12.6)|
|Marcelo Rios||0/26||0/1||5/56||5/84 (16.8)|
|Marat Safin||2/41||0/3||5/87||7/133 (19)|
|Michael Chang***||0/50||0/6||7/86||7/144 (20.6)|
|Andy Roddick||1/46||0/6||5/75||6/129 (22.5)|
^ Includes Olympic Games gold medals and tournament participations
* Becker's four other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
** Edberg's three other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
*** Chang's one Grand Slam title came before 1990