Novak Djokovic celebrated his birthday on Friday, with the world number one showing no signs of slowing down as he turns 33.
Dominic Theme, the world number one, picked up his 17th Grand Slam title in January with a five-set win.
Throughout his five-set saga, Djokovic’s domain, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro have all been courting him for a long-running series of Grand Slam thrillers in memory. .
Here we look back at a selection of Djokovic’s most epic encounters.
2011 US Open Semi-Final vs. Federer – Win
Djokovic is also famous for his ability to recover most clearly from his position, and Federer ended two such Houdini performances over the years in Flushing Meadows.
In fact, after saving two match points in the last four fights with the Swiss Great in 2010, Djokovic repeated the trick three hours and 51 minutes later on the way to a 6– 4 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5 victory.
Federer then said, “It’s awkward to explain this loss.” Because I think I should have another press conference. “
Federer had little praise for a great forehand winner who helped save the Serbian match point and said that at the moment Djokovic did not look like a player who “believes in winning the game anymore”.
He added: “To lose against someone like that, it’s very frustrating because you think he’s already out mentally. Get the lucky shot towards the end and you’re gone.”
2012 Australian Open semifinals vs. Murray – Win
Arguably, there has never been a tournament where Djokovic has shown more drive for patience than Melbourne Park in 2012.
Coach Evan Lendel teamed up with Murray to give a wonderful presentation on what to follow in his semi-final.
Full match stream https://t.co/U0RQR47j35
– # Asopen (Australian Open) May 17, 2020
Murray pushed Djokovic to the limit in a marathon lasting four hours and 50 minutes, and in the final set of the match, the final winner battled a 4-2 deficit in a breathless fight.
Djokovic, however, recovered from the surrender of the lead and won the match with Rafael Nadal by a margin of 3-3 3–6– 6–7 (4-7) -1-1-7. The pair somehow surpassed the semifinals in the record book. Itching.
2012 Australian Open final vs Nadal – win
Djokovic had to fight tirelessly to take part in his own classic semifinal with Federer and beat Nadal, although winning four sets would have forgiven them both for playing in the final below their normal standards.
Instead they did the exact opposite and some provided the show with a showpiece that was considered the best finalist of all time.
For five hours and 53 minutes, an undulating attrition battle ensued, making it the longest final in Grand Slam history and the longest ever Australian Open.
Nadal sat on his knees as if he had won the tournament when he took the fourth set at the tie break and broke up in a fit of frenzy.
This is all setup for another #AusOpen Classic.
– # Asopen (Australian Open) January 25, 2019
However, Djokovic eventually won the fifth Grand Slam with a 1:37 (local time) 5–7 -4-4-2-2- 6- (5–7) -5–5 win.
Djokovic said: “For everyone who witnessed the match, it was clear in court that physically we both took the last drop of energy from our bodies. Tonight we made history and unfortunately can’t have two. The winners.”
The final of the 2012 US Open vs. Murray – loss
Djokovic lost to Scott in the Flushing Meadows in the final of the 2011 Australian Open, despite having thorns on Moore’s side in Melbourne for a year, but only after Herculian attempted a comeback.
Murray took the first two sets, the opener winning the longest tie-break (24 minutes) of a men’s championship match. Djokovic, however, thought he would become the first person since Gaston Gaudio to win the Slam final in 2004 after losing the first two sets.
This is a battle of epic proportions between some wind conditions during this time # US Open The final …
: Murray vs. Djokovic, 2012 pic.twitter.com/D5iS4CbHa8
– US Open Tennis (@Upen) May 10, 2018
Murray, however, was not ruled out and did not rely on the decision to end the longest final in the history of the US Open 7–6 (12-10) -5–5 2–6 3–6 6-2.
Kind of losing, Djokovic said of Marr’s first slam title: “Of course he’s happy he won it. The four of us [Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray], We are taking this game to another level. It’s really nice to have such strong men being part of the tennis era. “
2013 French Open semifinals vs. Nadal – loser
Nadal returned from a serious knee injury during the seven months of his career and the Spaniard returned to the top with another exploitative clash with Djokovic in his favorite slam.
Lasting four hours and 37 minutes, it didn’t match most of the height of their Australian Open Opus, but there were enough twists and turns to satisfy those who demanded them for the clamming of the Djokovic-Nadal classic.
– Roland-Garros (@RolandGaros) April 15, 2020
Nadal missed the match in the fourth set and Djokovic was leading 4-2 in fifth place, but a decision was made in the space of one hour and 20 minutes.
“The fourth was serving for the match at 6-5, I was serving against the wind, so I knew it was going to be a tough game,” Nadal said after his 4-4 3-6 6-1-6 (3) -7) 9-7 wins.
“I was ready to fight. It was the same match in Australia in 2012 – it was mine today [that won]. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. “
2013 Wimbledon Semifinal vs. Del Potro – Win
“It was one of the best matches I’ve ever had.”
Given the travels of 2012, Djokovic’s remarks served as a significant compliment after his win against the 2009 US Open champions.
It was a match that deserves such admirable respect.
After his knee was bent before the tournament, Del Potro’s contribution to one of the most extraordinary clashes of the last season played a more impressive role in Argentina’s career.
Against the other opponent, his relentless and thunderous groundstrokes may have been the winner, but it was Djokovic’s court coverage that proved the difference after four hours and 43 minutes.
After his 7-5 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 win, Djokovic says of Del Potro: “[He showed] Why he’s a Grand Slam champion, why he’s at the top, because every time he’s in a tough situation, he’s come up with some incredible shots. “
2015 French Open semifinals vs. Murray – Win
It took two days to separate Djokovic and Mare as they played their part in the Parisian semifinals.
The storm began with Djokovic leading 2-1 in the fourth set on Friday.
Murray seemed to have benefited from being forced to make a decision since Saturday, but Djokovic was the clinic for a fifth engagement in casual fashion.
He won -3-3 6-3- 5–7- 5- 7-7 -1-1, although the first Roland Garros title would have to wait, but Djokovic was finally defeated 24 hours later by Stan Wawrinka.
2016 US Open Final vs Wawrinka – Losses
Wawrinka once again proved Djokovic’s undoing in New York as a surprise shot-making demonstration shows that the defending champion was ousted.
Djokovic was doubled to a 16-hour Swiss court before the final, but paid his labor dividends as the first set of the tie club could not be eliminated.
It was a rare occurrence where Djokovic – fighting the old blisters on his big feet – was powerless in the face of Wawrinka’s 446 winners.
After three hours and 55 minutes, Wawrinka passed 7-7 (1-7) -4-4- 7–5 6–3 to Djokovic and said: “Congratulations to your team, Stan, you are still worthy today. You are a more courageous player at the moment of decision. Was and he deserves his title.
2018 Wimbledon semifinals vs Nadal – win
Spread across two days waiting for Kevin Anderson to throw John Isner in the other semifinal for six hours and 36 minutes, Djokovic and Nadal together gifted a more memorable event than a meeting of two big servers.
Djokovic’s two-set one-on-one game was suspended at 11:22 pm local time when the Wimbledon curfew ended any hopes of ending Friday.
Djokovic is likely to change quickly on Saturday as Nadal claims a fourth. However, five hours and 15 minutes later, Djokovic made a decision between the two greats to win the gre-4 3-6 7-6 (13-11) 3-6 10-8.
“I will definitely remember it forever.”
– Wimbledon (Wimbledon) December 28, 2018
This is the first Wimbledon final since 2015 and Djokovic’s start to return to the top after an injury has pushed him out of the top 20 in 2018.
Djokovic said: “Speaking from this position makes it better for me at the moment, it makes it even more special because I was able to overcome the challenges and obstacles, to get to the final of the slam.”
The semifinals of the 2019 French Open vs. Theme – Losers
Djokovic was talking about being the first person to win four Grand Slams at once, but the theme and the French weather looked bad.
The last-four meetings started on Friday but were postponed three times due to wind and rain before the organizers canceled the game for the day.
The theme finally turns a fascinating affair in 2–6 -3-3- 5–7 -5–5-7- four four hours 13 minutes, but Djokovic manages his anger directly to Tokenium officials.
“[Thiem] Played great especially in important moments “”
– Roland-Garros (@RolandGaros) June 8, 2019
“It is [was] “I’ve still been a part of the worst case scenario,” Djokovic said.
“It’s hard to do your best when you’re playing in hurricane-type situations.”
2019 Wimbledon Final vs. Federer – Win
Rarely would you argue that Djokovic is not worthy of retaining the Wimbledon title. Grinding Federer remains one of the most difficult tasks in the sport, but most will admit it was lucky to win a final Djokovic.
A wonderful match, Federer had a great reward, but it was left by the opportunities that would be with him long after the end of his missed career.
Federer’s match point pairing in the captivating fifth set was 8-7. Both became obscene, and few players in the history of tennis have been so ruthless as Djokovic to further the missed possibilities of others.
– Wimbledon (Wimbledon) July 14, 2019
He won the fifth Wimbledon crown -6–6 (-5–5) 1-7 7 -6- ((-4–4) 4–6 13-12-201ching by winning the tie-break for the first time. He won the tiebreak for the first time in all time and used his peak appropriately to punish the professorship. (-3-3) Four hours and 57 minutes later.
জোকোভিচ বলেছিলেন, “যদি আমার ক্যারিয়ারের সবচেয়ে উত্তেজনাপূর্ণ এবং রোমাঞ্চকর ফাইনাল না হয় তবে শীর্ষ দুই বা তিনে এবং সর্বকালের অন্যতম সেরা খেলোয়াড়ের বিপক্ষে।” “রজার যেমন বলেছিল, আমাদের দুজনেরই সম্ভাবনা ছিল match