Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2023 – Three Incredible Records He Is Chasing

When Novak Djokovic captured the 2023 Roland Garros crown, many immediately labeled him as the GOAT of men’s tennis. Now, whether you believe that Djokovic is the GOAT or not, the numbers this man has to his name don’t lie. And in my opinion, it’s these numbers that make the upcoming Wimbledon 2023 tournament so exciting. Of course, Novak Djokovic is now in a league of his own with Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis.

But make no mistake – extending his lead over Nadal and Federer isn’t the only thing that will be on the Serb’s mind this year. There are a few other records that Djokovic is able to equal and/or better when he takes to the grass courts at the All England Club. Can you hazard a guess as to what these records might be? Don’t worry if nothing springs to mind.

Djokovic Wimbledon 2023

Below, I’m going to discuss everything you need to know about the truly incredible records that Novak Djokovic is chasing at Wimbledon this year. And with the tournament right around the corner, there is no time to waste. So let’s get right into it.

What’s Truly on the Line for Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2023?

There are a few obvious records on the line for Djokovic this year. However, I will leave the obvious records for somebody else to cover! Instead, I want to draw your attention to the records that aren’t as well documented ahead of Wimbledon 2023. This way, you’ll be able to read about some records and information that you might not have been aware of. 

So rather than talking about his weeks at number 1 or his head-to-head records over guys that will be playing Wimbledon, let me shift gears and discuss the three records that are on the line for Novak Djokovic at SW19.

A Chance to Equal Roger Federer – 8 Wimbledon Titles

For me, this is one of the most impressive of them all. As you might be aware, Roger Federer stands alone with respect to the number of Wimbledon titles that he has won. And for Federer fans (including myself), this is one of the last remaining records that allows Federer to rival Djokovic in the GOAT debate. So if Djokovic is able to equal Federer’s 8 Wimbledon titles, some might say that the argument for Roger Federer to be the GOAT all but disappears.

It isn’t just a chance to level Federer in terms of the number of Wimbledon titles either. Amazingly, Djokovic can make it five Wimbledon titles in a row – ignoring 2020 when Wimbledon wasn’t held. So he actually has a chance to level Federer with 8 titles in total, and with 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles.

A Chance to Equal Margaret Court – 24 Grand Slam Titles

The next record gives Novak Djokovic a chance to transcend the GOAT debate in the men’s game. Of course, following his Roland Garros success he now has 23 Grand Slam titles to his name, which is already legendary. However, this doesn’t actually put him as the all-time record holder for Grand Slam singles titles won. There is still one player ahead of him, and that player is Margaret Court. Sure, she obviously competed in the women’s and not the men’s game, yet I wouldn’t be surprised if Djokovic did have this record on his mind.

Adding to that, since Djokovic has 23 Grand Slam titles, he simply needs to win Wimbledon 2023 to match the all-time Grand Slam record. If he is able to match this record, and even surpass this record at some point after Wimbledon, he has to go down as the greatest – no question.

A Chance to Hunt Down the Elusive ‘Calendar Slam’

Given that Djokovic has managed to win the French Open three times, this means that he has been on for the Calendar Slam at this point in the season three times. However, he has only managed to keep the Calendar Slam dream alive beyond Wimbledon on one occasion – 2021. You might remember this as a rather special year for Novak Djokovic. He captured all three Grand Slam titles before losing to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. 

Naturally, the pressure he must have been feeling in those moments must have been enormous, and some might say that he cracked in the final. But leaving that in the past, the final record he can match is to complete the Calendar Slam. Only one other player has been able to complete the Calendar Slam in the Open Era, and that man was ‘Rocket’ Rod Laver. Yet as things stand, Djokovic has another chance to try and match this legend.

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