With his eighth Australian Open and 17th Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic gave himself a cushion against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the hunt for the most “Big Titles”, a trophy at a Grand Slam championship, the Nitto ATP Finals or an ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
Djokovic now has 56 Big Titles compared to 54 each for Federer and Nadal. The 32-year-old Serbian improved to 13-0 in 2020 with his 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win against Austrian Dominic Thiem on Sunday in Melbourne. It marked the first time that Djokovic has come back from two sets to one down in a Grand Slam final.
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The new World No. 1 also maintained his leading win rate at Big Title events. Djokovic has won 56 titles from 186 events, meaning he wins a Big Title every 3.3 opportunities. Nadal is close behind, with a win rate of 3.4 (54/185), while Federer trails them both with a win rate of 4.3 (54/234).
Current and Former Champions’ Big Titles Won (Records Since 1990)
* 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.