Novak Djokovic appears to set a record each time he sets foot on a tennis court. The 36-year old continued to be successful in his career after achieving another milestone with his victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina during the third round of the 2023 French Open. Djokovic has now the second highest win percentage among male Grand Slam players.
After winning 87.98% Grand Slam matches, the 22-time Grand Slam winner overtakes Rafael Nadal. Djokovic has also increased the distance between himself and Roger Federer who retired with an 86.01 Grand Slam win percentage. He is also above legends such as Boris Becker Rod Laver, and John McEnroe.
Djokovic now trails only Bjorn Borg who won 89.24% Grand Slam matches. Djokovic’s dominance at the major tournaments gives him a realistic shot of surpassing the legendary Swede. In France, he will be aiming to win his 23 Grand Slam and surpass rival Nadal.
Djokovic had to work hard for his victory in the third round over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Two-time French Open champion Djokovic had to work hard to beat his Spanish opponent in straight sets. With this win, he advanced to his 14 th consecutive French Open Fourth round.
Novak Djokovic reaches the second week of French Open in 2023 after 60 times.
Djokovic defeated Davidovich Fokina by scores of 7-6(4) 7-6(5) 6-2, to advance to the second round of the French Open in 2023. It was the sixty-fifth time in his professional career that he reached that stage. This win was his seventeenth second-week in Roland Garros. He reached this stage 15 times at the Australian Open, and 14 times each at Wimbledon and US Open.
With the victory, Djokovic achieved another personal milestone. Djokovic won the longest match in straight sets of his career against Davidovich. It was longer than the US Open final Djokovic played against Juan Martin Del Potro in 2018. Davidovich Fokina was visibly tired and Djokovic needed to take a break for medical reasons.
Djokovic showed his mental strength and concentration by winning despite the difficult conditions. He is in excellent form and has won every Grand Slam match this year. He will have a clear goal for the French Open. Djokovic is aiming to win the 23 rd Grand Slam in France, and reclaim his World Number 1 ranking which is currently held by Carlos Alcaraz.