Stay firm. And making more history. Novak Djokovic, with his triumph over Aslan Karatsev, at the Australian Open, became the most effective tennis player when it came to playing the semi-finals of Grand Slam tournaments on hard surfaces.
In his career in Australia, Nole owns a 9-0 record in the semi-finals of the tournament, while also winning all eight finals that he played.. The world number one lifted the title in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020.
Now, with his success this Thursday, the Serbian surpassed the mark that was held by the Czech-American Ivan Lendl of being the best performer in the semi-finals of the Majors on hard courts, this implies Australia and the US Open, both that are disputed in hard.
Taking into account a minimum of six games per player, Djokovic leads the list with 20 Grand Slam semis on hard surface and a very positive record of 17-3. The No. 1 in the world was behind Lendl and now he passed it with his new victory in Melbourne.
The most effective in Grand Slam semifinals on hard court:
85% Novak Djokovic (17-3)
84.6% Ivan Lendl (11-2)
78.6% Pete Sampras (11-3)
77.8% Andy Murray (7-2)
71.4% Rafael Nadal (10-4)