Forming the third part of men's tennis' famed Big-3 trifecta, the others being Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic has a plethora of records to his name.
During an illustrious one and a half decade professional career, Djokovic's tally of 16 Grand Slam titles is only dwarfed by those of Federer (20) and Nadal (19). The Serb's 280 Grand Slam match wins are only behind Federer's 357.
One of just three players to play 50 Masters 1000 finals and win 350 Masters 1000 matches, Djokovic's 34 titles in the tournament category is just one behind Nadal's all-time leading tally of 35.
Djokovic's 275 weeks at No. 1 is only behind the tallies of Pete Sampras (286 weeks) and Roger Federer (310). The Serb is one of only two men, the other being Robin Soderling (2009), to beat 12-time champion Nadal at the French Open.
In 2015, the Serb emulated Federer (2006-07, 2009) by reaching the finals at all four Grand Slam tournaments. He also won three Grand Slam titles in a calendar year for the second time in his career (along with 2011).
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On that note, let us have a look at the 10 most significant records equaled or broken by the man from Belgrade during the decade that was 2010 to 2019.
#1 Second-best start to a season in the Open Era
Djokovic won his second Grand Slam title and his second title Down Under at the 2011 Australian Open. After beating Federer in the semifinal at Melbourne, Djokovic also beat the Swiss maestro in the final of Dubai and the semifinals of Indian Wells to reach his first Masters 1000 final of the season, where he beat Nadal.
A deciding set tiebreak win over the Spaniard in Miami made Djokovic the first player since Federer (2006-07) to win the Indian Wells-Miami double in the same season.
Onto the clay swing of the season, Djokovic won in Belgrade and beat Nadal for the first time on the surface in the finals of Madrid and Rome respectively to arrive at Roland Garros with 7 titles from as many tournaments.
Fabio Fognini's withdrawal in the French Open quarterfinals prevented Djokovic from registering a record-equaling (McEnroe - 1984) 42-0 start to the year. The Serb then endured his first defeat of the season with a four-set loss to Federer in the semifinals.
#2 Won the longest ever Grand Slam final in the Open Era
In an epic five-set battle in the 2012 Australian Open final, Djokovic recovered from a break down in the fifth set to outlast Nadal. Djokovic endured a grueling 5 hour 53 minute slugfest to successfully defend his title.
In the process, Djokovic emerged victorious in the longest ever final in the Open Era. The win was his 3rd title in Melbourne and 5th overall, even as Nadal suffered the first of four final defeats in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
#3 First player to reach 8 Masters 1000 finals in a season
In a banner 2015 season, Djokovic beat Stan Wawrinka in a three-set semifinal at the Paris Masters to become the first player to reach 8 Masters 1000 finals in a season.
It was the Serb's 8th title match in as many Masters 1000 tournaments in the season, following previous finals at Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome, Coupe Rogers, Cincinnati and Shanghai.
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#4 First player to win 6 Masters 1000 titles in a season
In his record 8th final in as many Masters 1000 appearances in the season, Djokovic beat Andy Murray in straight sets to become the first player to win 6 Masters 1000 titles in a season.
In the process, Djokovic broke his own record (5 in 2011) and that of Nadal (5 in 2013), for most Masters 1000 titles won in a season.
#5 First player to win three consecutive Indian Wells - Miami 'doubles'
Djokovic beat Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori in respective straight-set wins in the finals at Indian Wells and Miami respectively in 2016 to become the first player to win the first two Masters 1000 titles of the season (a feat also called the 'Indian Wells - Miami' double) three times in succession.
The Serb had also won Indian Wells and Miami on three previous occasions - 2011, 2014, and 2015.
#6 First player to win 4 consecutive titles at the season-ending ATP Finals
In his fourth straight final at the ATP Finals in 2015, three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic beat his group-stage conqueror and six-time champion Roger Federer in straight sets to become the first player to win the prestigious season-ending tournament in four straight seasons.
Earlier in the tournament, a defeat to Federer in the round-robin stage had ended Djokovic's record 15-match win streak at the tournament dating back to 2012.
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#7 Second player in the Open Era to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles at the same time
Following reverses to Nadal (2012, 2014) and to Stan Wawrinka (2015) in his first three Roland Garros finals, Djokovic became fourth time lucky.
In a four-set final, the Serb beat his good friend Andy Murray to become only the fifth player in the Open Era to win the coveted career Grand Slam - the others being Rod Laver (1969), Andre Agassi (1999), Roger Federer (2009) and Rafael Nadal (2010).
In the process, Djokovic emulated Laver as the only players in the Open Era to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.
#8 First player to win the Career Golden Masters
Following 5 defeats in the final, his most at any tournament, Djokovic handed 7-time champion Federer a first-ever defeat in a Cincinnati summit clash during the 2018 edition.
In the process, the Serb became the first player to win all 9 Masters 1000 titles on the calendar, a feat also called 'Career Golden Masters'.
Djokovic has won 5 titles in Indian Wells, 6 in Miami, 2 in Monte Carlo, 3 in Madrid, 4 in Rome, 4 at the Coupe Rogers, 4 in Shanghai and 5 in Paris-Bercy.
#9 Lowest ranked player to take the year-end No.1 ranking
Following an injury-affected 2017 season which saw Djokovic (22) slip out of the top 20 of the world rankings for the first time in more than a decade, the Serb reeled off title runs at Wimbledon, Cincinnati, US Open, Shanghai and Paris Bercy to seal a stunning return to the No. 1 of the world rankings.
#10 First Wimbledon winner in the Open Era to save championship points
In a pulsating five-set 2019 Wimbledon final, Djokovic squandered a 4-2 lead in the fifth set to stare down two consecutive championship points on Federer's serve at 7-8 15-40.
However, four points later it was 8 games all as Djokovic saved both match points, repeating his feat from the 2010 and 2011 US Open semifinals.
Surviving another attack on his serve at 11-11, the Serb prevailed in a historic first-ever Wimbledon final to feature a 5th set tiebreak. In the process, he became the first player since Bob Falkenburg beat John Bromwich (1948) to win Wimbledon after facing multiple championship points.