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Novak Djokovic equals Margaret Court's all-time record of most Grand Slam title wins 

Published at :September 11, 2023 at 5:07 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : NBC Sports/Sporting News)

Rizu Shukla

The Serbian defeated Daniil Medvedev to clinch his 24th Major title.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic got the better of Daniil Medvedev in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to win his fourth US Open and a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title. The 36-year-old player from Serbia ties Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam triumphs in Open Era history, and also becomes the oldest men's singles champion in New York ever.

Margaret's 13 out of her 24 majors came in the amateur Era and the others in the Open Era. Djokovic is now one more than Serena Williams and two more than legendary Steffi Graf in the list of players with the most Grand Slam titles in men's and women's section. The Serbian now leads the men's list of the players with the most Grand Slam titles, two more than Rafael Nadal's 22 and four more than Roger Federer's 20. 

Djokovic assured the lead in the men's section when Rafael Nadal retired from his title defence due to an injury at the French Open 2023. Earlier, Nadal became the sole holder of the men's singles record with his victory at the Australian Open 2022, surpassing Djokovic and Federer. At the French Open a few months after, he increased his lead, before the Serb pulled back with one at the Wimbledon Championships.

The current World No. 2 then drew the record with the Spaniard when he clinched the Australian Open 2023 title. At Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Serbian marked his impending return to the top rank in the most suitable way by becoming the first player to win three Grand Slam tournaments in the same season four times. Since losing in five sets in the Wimbledon 2023 final against Carlos Alcaraz, the Serb has now won 12 straight matches.