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Who Wins the Most Grand Slams?

by Jonas Eriksson

Novak Djokovic has done it! and won the fourth Grand Slams of equalling Roger Federer’s record haul after beating the Swiss maestro in a pulsating Wimbledon final. The questions is now: who wins the most grand slams?

Djokovic and Federer played out a titanic battle on a humid afternoon in London and it was ultimately Djokovic that prevailed in a tie-break after the fifth set finished 12-12. That took his tally to 16 Grand Slams and Federer’s position as the most decorated player of all time is now looking somewhat precarious.

Sandwiched in between them in Rafa Nadal on 18 and it will be fascinating to see which of the Big Three finishes up with the most Grand Slams. Federer will arguably never have a better opportunity to seize a 21st. He had two Championship points against Djokovic, but he could not convert them and the relentless Serb eventually overwhelmed him. He is now 37 years old and he has not won a Grand Slam since early 2018, so he may end up stuck on 20. Although judging by his level play, he will be a contender for every slam he enters for at least one more year.

Nadal is 33, but you would expect the clay court king to win at least two more French Open titles before he hangs up his racket. He has a great chance of overtaking Federer in the all time stakes, but both men could ultimately be usurped by Djokovic. If you read a 5Dimes review and find tennis odds from a market leading operator, you will see that the Serb is the clear favourite to win the US Open in September.

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That is understandable, as he is the world number one and he has won four of the last five Grand Slams. Right now it seems like he is unstoppable on hardcourt and grass, so there is plenty of scope for him to win more big tournaments in the years ahead.

Djokovic is 32, but he is in the form of his life and he seems to be injury free and moving well right now. The younger players have flattered to deceive at big tournaments, meaning the only men that can feasibly stop him are Federer and Nadal, and he has their measure. His victory over Federer at Wimbledon will give him a huge psychological advantage heading into the US Open and next year’s Australian Open, and he is highly likely to win both tournaments.

The men’s game is thoroughly predictable right now, as you typically see the Big Three steamroller their opponents and surge into the semi-finals. It only gets interesting when they finally lock horns in the latter stages of tournaments, as their legacies are at stake and they serve up a number of exhilarating battles.

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It is refreshing to have such an open, entertaining and unpredictable women’s game right now. Most of the top seeds crashed out before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, following a trend that has prevailed for several years now. There are upsets aplenty and every single round is bursting with possibility.

Yet a couple of potential superstars did emerge at Wimbledon this year. Simon Halep was utterly sensational as she wiped the floor with Serena Williams in the final. Fans could barely believe what they were seeing, as the unassuming Romanian beat the greatest player of all time in under an hour, displaying immense composure on such a big stage. It was Halep’s second Grand Slam, but there should be many more to come if she continues playing like that.

Who Wins the Most Grand Slams?

Then there was Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old who surely has a big future ahead of her in this sport. She beat five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, former semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova and the in-form Polona Hercog en route to a fourth round defeat at the hands of Halep. Yet she took more games off the Romanian than Williams did in the final, and it was a magnificent all-round effort from the teenager.

Australia’s Margaret Court has the most Grand Slam titles of all time, with 24, and Williams remains stuck on 23. She should have more chances to draw level in the all time stakes, but it will be interesting to see if Gauff can deliver upon her immense potential and eventually challenge the top of the leaderboard.

Who do you think will end up with the most Grand Slams? 

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JFL July 18, 2019 - 10:16

Tennis needs a underdog that take the title in a slam like Ivanisevic did. Who it can be is the big question..?

Stu Palmer July 18, 2019 - 14:24

It will be Novak for sure. I can even see him getting to 23-24. As a life long RF fan I’m still not ok with the result of last weekend. To see Roger come so close was so sad in the end as I truly believed that would be his last Wimbledon crown. Yes he will compete BUT to beat Rafa in a match that even the most harden fan would be like “erm maybe he’ll do it” (whilst quietly hoping he’ll not have his ass handed to him) was incredible. To then see him fight through to a gruelling 5 setter to have 2 match points and still lose when he was clearly the better player throughout was tough. But that’s the issue now faced by the great man. He HAS to do that to win a grand slam. Can he do it again?? Many of the very strong players went out early, let’s not forget. I don’t think he can go the distance without that luck for much longer. Rafa will win another 2. Most likely French Opens. But I think one of the new guys will come through and challenge for the hard court two. Rafa’s resurgence is wonderful to watch and yeah like Fed he will be challenging for the finals but then there’s Novak. Novak is the one. The No.1. The human wall. Novak grinds out the wins. Even when he’s not on top like he did last Sunday. I’ve watched tennis for 30 odd years. I’ve NEVER seen a player like Novak. He has everything. The skill of Federer, the tenacity and will to win of Rafa, the returns and defence of Agassi, the power on the run of Sampras, the energy of Muster, the technical proficiency of Becker. Even the on court antics of McEnroe and the ability to win the crowd over like Conors. Could he be the Rocket of this generation? I think so. From the time he broke into the big boys and upped his level it was clear he would be the one. Every time Roger and Rafa raised it, he matched it. Look at the work Murray had to put in to meet that standard. But still Novak has ANOTHER level. The Australian Final where he & Nadal took it to 5 sets and we were all up till 2am thinking WTF is this?!? The best tennis match I’ve ever seen. Rafa was off the charts but Novak matched him shot for shot and out hit Nadal. This isn’t something that happens. But Novak has that. He only has one weakness, himself. He beats himself, as soo many of us do on the court. Only the other 3 of the “top four” have managed to break his resolve. At the moment there’s only 2. The others are some way off the level needed to break the Serbians grip on the top of the men’s game. The old guard are getting on but the Serbinator looks rejuvenated. Nowadays he doesn’t get down on himself as much. He’s won nearly everything. Expectations replaced by experience. A scary and awe inspiring prospect. Novak for me looks like he’s ready to dominate for the next 2-4 years. That puts him on 24 on current results of 2 per year. My money is on the Serbinator, and at the moment he looks every penny the guy to do it.

Stuart July 25, 2019 - 22:13

I agree with Stu Palmer. I think Djokovic will retire with the most Masters 1000 titles and grand slams. Djokovic love him or hate him he will go down in history as the GOAT.


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