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Djokovic Lifts 50th 'Big Title'; Best Strike-Rate Of Big 3

Serbian star lifts 71st career crown

Novak Djokovic fell to the ground on Sunday at the US Open in celebration of 14th Grand Slam championship crown, which tied him in third place with his idol, Pete Sampras, in the all-time major list. Incredibly, since Roger Federer's first Wimbledon title in 2003, Federer (20), Rafael Nadal (17) and Djokovic (14) have won 51 of the past 62 Grand Slam championships, while six different players (Andy Murray - 3, Stan Wawrinka - 3, Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del PotroGaston Gaudio, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin) have won the other 11 majors.

By lifting the Wimbledon and US Open trophies in the same season, for the third time in his career - adding to his 2011 and 2015 vintages - Djokovic continued his remarkable run of form that has seen him win 22 of his past 23 matches. The Serbian, who became the first singles player to complete the Career Golden Masters at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, added another US Open crown to his resume with victory over Del Potro on Sunday evening.

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It was the 50th 'Big Title' - Grand Slam (14), Nitto ATP Finals (5) and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (31) crown - of his career (71 titles overall). The victory drew him level with Nadal, who earned his 33rd Masters 1000 trophy at the Rogers Cup (d. Tsitsipas) last month and has won 50 'Big Titles' among his haul of 80. Federer has won 53 'Big Titles' of his 98.

Afterwards, Djokovic admitted, "Maybe 10 years ago, I would have said that I'm not so happy to be part of this era with Nadal and Federer. Today, I really am. I feel like these guys, rivalries with these guys, matches with Federer and Nadal, have made me the player I am. They have shaped me into the player I am today. I owe it to them."

Djokovic has won 50 'Big Titles' from 169 opportunities, a conversion rate of 3.4. Nadal has a strike-rate of 3.5 from 174 tournaments, while 37-year-old Federer has won a 'Big Title' every 4.1 chances (53/219).

The 31-year-old Djokovic, who has compiled a 40-10 record on the season, will join Nadal and Federer at the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November. Buy Your London 2018 Tickets

Current and Former Champions' Big Titles Won (Records Since 1990) 

Player

Grand Slams

Nitto ATP Finals

1000s

Total (Avg)

Roger Federer

20/74

6/15

27/130

53/219 (4.1)

Rafael Nadal 17/53 0/8 33/112 50/174 (3.5)

Novak Djokovic

14/55

5/10

31/104

50/169 (3.4)

Pete Sampras

14/52

5/11

11/83

30/146 (4.9)

Andre Agassi

8/61

1/13

17/90

26/164 (6.3)

Andy Murray

3/46

1/8

14/96

18/150 (8.3)

Boris Becker*

2/26

2/6

5/51

9/83 (9.2)

Thomas Muster

1/29

0/4

8/53

9/86 (9.6)

Gustavo Kuerten

3/33

1/3

5/67

9/103 (11.4)

Jim Courier

4/38

0/4

5/71

9/113 (12.6)

Stefan Edberg**

3/28

0/4

1/24

4/56 (14)

Marcelo Rios

0/26

0/1

5/56

5/83 (16.6)

Michael Chang

1/50

0/6

7/86

8/142 (17.8)

Marat Safin

2/41

0/3

5/87

7/131 (18.7)

Andy Roddick

1/46

0/6

5/75

6/127 (21.2)

* Becker's four other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
** Edberg's three other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.