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Novak Djokovic's 14 Grand Slam titles in photos: Our guide to Djokovic's moments of glory

Live Tennis Staff in ATP Tour 12 Sep 2018
  • Novak Djokovic has won fourteen Grand Slam titles in his career thus far
  • Photos from Djokovic's triumphs at the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open
  • The first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam, Djokovic has gone on to be ranked World No. 1
Novak Djokovic. (credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

The first man from his country ever to win a Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic broke through into the ranks of major champions in 2008 and completed the career slam in 2016 before a rough 24-month period in which injury and poor form saw him suffer his longest slamless run since 2010. The Serb has has now added two more major titles in a resurgent 2018 season.


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DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM FACTS

  • Novak Djokovic has 14 Grand Slam titles
  • That's more Grand Slams than Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg (6), John McEnroe and Mats Wilander (7) and Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi (8), Bjorn Borg (11) and Roy Emerson (12)
  • Djokovic has won the Australian Open six times, Roland Garros once, Wimbledon four times and the US Open three times
  • Djokovic is currently tied with Pete Sampras in joint third place on the all-time Grand Slam winners' list, behind just Rafael Nadal (17) and Roger Federer (20)   
  • Djokovic was the first man from Serbia to win a Grand Slam title
  • Djokovic was the youngest man in the Open Era to reach semifinals or better at all four Grand Slams when he won the Australian Open in 2008
  • Djokovic has reached 24 Grand Slam finals overall (more than Pete Sampras) and is undefeated in Australian Open finals
  • Djokovic holds the Open Era record for most Australian Open titles with six (along with Roger Federer)
The moment Novak Djokovic won his first Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open (Photo by read TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #1: THE 2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

When Djokovic won his first Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open, he busted into a fairly exclusive club: 14 of the last 16 Grand Slams had been won by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal between them, with Marat Safin the last non-Federer/Nadal man to triumph when he won the 2005 Australian Open.

Djokovic had lost his first Grand Slam final to Federer at the 2007 US Open, but the 20-year-old Serb avenged that defeat when he beat Federer in straight sets in the semifinals and stunned Melbourne Park before facing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who had made an incredible unseeded run to the final. Djokovic won in four sets and instantly became a national hero in Serbia, as well as serving notice that the days of Federer and Nadal ruling men's tennis between them were over. 

Novak Djokovic with his second Grand Slam and second Australian Open trophy (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #2: THE 2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

It took a long time for Djokovic to replicate his first Grand Slam success. For the 11 Grand Slams that followed the 2008 Australian Open, Djokovic only reached one final (at the 2010 US Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal). 

But when the floodgates opened, as they did at the 2011 Australian Open, they opened big-time. Djokovic dropped just one set at the 2011 Australian Open - to Ivan Dodig in the second round - as he breezed through Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer and Andy Murray to claim his second Grand Slam title. It was the beginning of an incredible 43-match winning streak - the third longest in Open Era tennis - that would last until the French Open, as well as the opening salvo of one of the most remarkable seasons men's tennis had ever seen. 

Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon title in 2011 (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #3: WIMBLEDON 2011

Roger Federer snapped Djokovic's win streak in the semifinals of the French Open, but the Serbian star bounced right back to triumph at the most prestigious of the four Grand Slams - Wimbledon.

Stretched to four sets by Marcos Baghdatis, Bernard Tomic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on his way to the final, Djokovic faced peer and rival Rafael Nadal, who was also the defending champion. Despite a lapse of concentration in the third set, which Nadal won 6-1, Djokovic won in four sets and also invented an original way to celebrate - eating a handful of Centre Court grass. 

Novak Djokovic wins the U.S. Open for the first time in 2011 (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #4: THE 2011 US OPEN

Djokovic became the sixth man in the Open Era to win three Grand Slams in the same year when he claimed his maiden US Open title in 2011. 

Djokovic's triumph in the US Open final saw him go 66-2 in 2011 as he defeated Rafael Nadal in four sets in a match that lasted four hours and ten minutes, before Djokovic closed out the win with a forehand winner - his 51st winner of the match. The 2011 US Open campaign will also be remembered for the semifinals, in which Djokovic saved match points - for the second year in a row - against Roger Federer, this time with a forehand return winner of sheer brilliance. 

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning one of the best Grand Slam finals in history at the 2012 Australian Open (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #5: THE 2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Perhaps the ultimate test of Djokovic's physical and mental fitness would come at the 2012 Australian Open as the Serb won his fifth Grand Slam. 

After coasting through the early rounds - he lost just ten games through the first three rounds - Djokovic dropped a set to Lleyton Hewitt in the fourth before beating David Ferrer in straight sets in the quarterfinals. Facing Andy Murray in the semifinals, it took four hours and 50 minutes for Djokovic to prevail 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-5 and it was widely predicted Djokovic would be exhausted for the final against Nadal. 

It turned out to be the longest men's singles final in Grand Slam history, surpassing the mark previously set by the 1988 US Open final between Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander, before Djokovic won 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 in five hours and 53 minutes. 

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray for the 2013 Australian Open title (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #6: THE 2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Despite reaching finals at the French Open and US Open, Djokovic did not win another Grand Slam in 2012 but the Serb's special relationship with the 'Happy Slam' continued in 2013 as he became the first man in the Open Era to win three consecutive Australian Opens.

In a foreshadowing of future events, Djokovic had a mammoth battle with Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round - eventually prevailing 12-10 in the fifth set - and faced Andy Murray, to whom he had lost the US Open final in 2012, in the final. Murray took the first set on a tie-break after 68 minutes but Djokovic increasingly dominated after that, winning in four to claim his fourth Australian Open title. 

Novak Djokovic celebrates with then-coach Boris Becker after winning Wimbledon in 2014 (Photo by CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #7: WIMBLEDON 2014

Djokovic was defeated in the 2013 Wimbledon final by Andy Murray and at the US Open by Rafael Nadal before seeing his Australian Open reign ended by Stan Wawrinka, who beat him in the quarterfinals in 2014, and falling short again in his bid to complete the career Grand Slam at the French Open when he lost to Nadal in the final.

But at Wimbledon in 2014, Djokovic reigned supreme. Despite being pushed to five sets by Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals and to four by Radek Stepanek and maiden semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Djokovic never really looked like losing and it was the same story as he faced Roger Federer in the final. Despite a comeback by Federer, who broke Djokovic as he served for the match in the fourth set, Djokovic stayed strong in the fifth to save break points and eventually won 6-7(6), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 to claim his second Wimbledon title. Djokovic and longtime partner Jelena Ristic would marry shortly afterwards and their son, Stefan, was born towards the end of the season.

Novak Djokovic walks along Melbourne's Yarra River after winning the 2015 Australian Open (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #8: THE 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles when he returned to Melbourne in 2015.

Avenging his defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals in 2014, Djokovic ousted the defending champion in five sets in the semifinals before facing Andy Murray in the final for the third time. Once more, Djokovic was victorious, relegating Murray to a fourth runner-up finish at the Australian Open when he defeated him 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0. It was the beginning of the most remarkable season of Djokovic's career - surpassing even the mark he set in 2011. 

Novak Djokovic dances with Serena Williams at the 2015 Wimbledon champions ball (Photo by Thomas Lovelock - AELTC Pool/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #9: WIMBLEDON 2015

Despite once more falling short in his attempt to win the French Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the final after defeating nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, Djokovic ruled Wimbledon once more in 2015. 

Already 47-3 for the season and with five titles to his name, Djokovic's only close call at Wimbledon in 2015 came against Kevin Anderson in the round of 16, when he trailed by two sets to the big-serving South African before coming back to win in five. He went on to defeat Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet in straight sets before beating Roger Federer in the final for the second year in a row to claim his third Wimbledon title.  

Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over Roger Federer to capture the 2015 U.S. Open title (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #10: THE 2015 US OPEN

For the second time in his career, Djokovic won three Grand Slams in 2015 as he completed a near clean-sweep of the major titles at the US Open. 

Despite dropping sets to Roberto Bautista Agut and Feliciano Lopez, Djokovic arrived to the final in New York to face Roger Federer for the 42nd time. Djokovic levelled their head-to-head to 21-21 overall with a four-set victory, saving four of 23 break points to claim his second US Open title.

Novak Djokovic won a record-equalling sixth Australian Open in 2016 (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #11: THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Throughout 2015, the Serbian superstar asserted his dominance. And in the first Grand Slam of the 2016 season - the Australian Open - he proved that he is currently peerless on the big stages.

The top seed and defending champion in Melbourne, Novak Djokovic dropped just one set during wins over world no. 3 Roger Federer and world no. 2 Andy Murray in the semifinals and final, respectively. His 6-1 7-5 7-6 win over Murray was particularly impressive, and rewarded him with his 11th Grand Slam title - drawing him even with Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver on the all-time list.

Novak Djokovic completed the career slam at the 2016 French Open (Photo by Clive Brunskill for Adidas/Getty Images)


DJOKOVIC GRAND SLAM #12: THE 2016 FRENCH OPEN TITLE AND CAREER GRAND SLAM

Djokovic finally lifted the elusive Roland Garros title in his fourth final at the French capital - coming from a set down to defeat Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4. His remarkable victory meant he became the 8th player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam, and first male player since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at the same time.

His win also broke a prize money record, making Djokovic the first tennis player to amass $100 million in prize money alone. The Serbian currently holds the highest match winning rate (82.8%) of the Open Era.

An emotional Novak Djokovic holds up the winners trophy after beating Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6 to win his first major in over two years. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)


GRAND SLAM #13: WIMBLEDON 2018

Djokovic was back to winning ways after a tumultuous 24-month period which saw him out of competition for the entire second half of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury. The Serb returned in 2018 with mixed results before finding form during the grass court season, where he narrowly lost to Marin Cilic in the Queen's final. He went on to defeat arch-rival Nadal in an epic two-day, five-set Wimbledon semifinal clash before beating Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6 to win his fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam.

Novak Djokovic with his 2018 US Open silverware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)


GRAND SLAM #14: US Open 2018

Djokovic arrived the 2018 US Open as the heavy favourite after winning the Cincinnati masters to achieve the career 'Golden Masters' - a feat accomplished by winning all nine Masters titles at least once in your career. The Serbian, seeded sixth coming into the US Open defeated Fucsovics to begin his campaign with victories over Sandgren, Gasquet, Sousa, Millman (who had just upset Roger Federer) and 2014 finalist Nishikori to reach the final. He would then square off against 2009 champion del Potro, whom he beat in straight sets to equal Pete Sampras' haul of 14 major titles.


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Novak Djokovic's 14 Grand Slam titles in photos: Our guide to Djokovic's moments of glory

The first man from his country ever to win a Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic broke through into the ranks of major champions in 2008 and completed the career slam in 2016 before a rough 24-month period in which injury and poor form saw him suffer his longest slamless run since 2010. Read on below as we take a look back at Djokovic’s 14 slam triumphs.

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