It is not just another title. In the tournament prior to the highest annual event on clay and on his land, Novak Djokovic (1st) conquered Belgrade, He added the 83rd title of his career (the second this season, the previous one was at the Australian Open) and continues to fight within the select group of tennis players with the most consecrations in history. This list is led by Jimmy Connors with 109, followed by Roger Federer with 103, Ivan Lendl has 94 and Rafael Nadal, 88.
On clay, second consecutive final and title number 16 for Djokovic, a figure that allowed him to match the mark of the Spanish Carlos Moyá and the Ecuadorian Andrés Gómez. In this way, he will enter Roland Garros with a record of 20-3 in the season (11-3 on clay).
In addition, this triumph had a special flavor: Nole added the third title in his land and with his people, since in 2009 and 2011 it had also been consecrated in Belgrade. The particular thing is that it was against Molcan (who had not won any game on the circuit before this tournament), an opponent whose ranking is the lowest they have ever played in a final with. Until before this meeting, Lukasz Kubot (179th) headed that list.
The image of the winner of 18 Grand Slam continues to grow, because in turn has been 16 consecutive seasons (2006-2021) winning at least two titles, a brand that, in the Open Era, is only below Nadal, who accumulates 17.
Thus, Djokovic arrives at Roland Garros with a plus: in addition to starting as a favorite, he will arrive in Paris with a title under his arm.