Hard courts are the majority on the professional circuit. And Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1, generally dominates on that surface, his favorite, with truly first-rate numbers.
The 33-year-old Serb is a clear dominator in cement, both in the first quarter of the season and in the period that begins around this time, after Wimbledon. In fact, he obtained 59 titles on hard surfaces, the second best mark. Thus, it was awarded 59 of its 79 tournaments on cement.
Djokovic’s effectiveness in cement is 84.3%, with 592 wins and 110 losses so far. Undoubtedly, the type of surface where the Belgrade right-hander moves best and most comfortably.
Djokovic equals with Swiss Roger Federer in the amount of Grand Slam won in cement, both with 11: the Serbian achieved eight cups in the Australian Open – he won his eight finals – and three in the US Open.
In this way, for his great performances in those events, he has 147 victories in the Grand Slam in hard, being the second mark, thanks to his 75 victories in Melbourne and 72 in New York. Between both, it has the highest efficacy, 88.5% (147 wins and 19 falls).
At this stage of the calendar, he won the Canadian Open four times (two in Montreal and two in Toronto) and in 2018 he celebrated for the first time in Cincinnati to become the only man who achieved at least once each of the nine Masters 1000.
In total, Djokovic accumulates 34 Masters 1000 category titles, next to the Majors, being the second best record, with 25 on cement. Undoubtedly, a great that performs impeccably on hard courts.