Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have already won at least 83 famous ATP titles and were also the most accomplished hard court tennis players of the Open era.
By miles ahead of their rivals, Novak and Roger set records that may never be broken in the future while dominating the Majors, Masters 1000 and ATP Finals for over 15 years.
In August 2020, Djokovic won his 60th ATP hard court title in Cincinnati, becoming the second player to do so after Federer. After winning the Australian Open and Paris Masters in 2021, Djokovic eventually overtook Federer for 2 more hard court titles.
Djokovic won his first ATP hard court title in Metz in 2006, and over the next 15 years he set numerous records on the most common surfaces.
Djokovic became the second player after Federer with 60 ATP hard titles.
The Serbian won three hard court titles in 2020 and joined the Swiss in a huge achievement that will last.
Novak beat Ricardas Berankis, Tennis Sandgren, Jan-Lennard Struff and Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the 2020 Cincinnati Finals where he faced Canadian Milos Raonic. After an exciting bout, Djokovic won 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours to claim his 35th Masters 1000 title and single-handedly claim his second career Golden Masters (every Masters 1000 has won at least twice)!
It was Novak’s 11th victory over Milos in the same number of meetings. He also deserved it after overcoming a break deficit in the 3rd set before crossing the line first despite a terrible starting set.
Milos scored 27 of 41 points in the first set and earned 2 breaks and went 6-1 half an hour later. Novak couldn’t find a rhythm, struggled physically and pitched badly with a score of 47%.
He lost almost 60% of his points after the first hit to put the Canadian ahead. Forced to level up and start over, Djokovic lost 8 points in 5 games on serve in the second set.
Milos lost a game point at 2:3, which cost him dearly. The Canadian lost his pitch for the first time due to a sharp backhand from Novak. Djokovic managed to take a 5-2 lead but ended up taking the set after Raonic’s error on the right 5-3.
From the very beginning of the third set, Milos held on to the start and made a break at 40-15 to make it 2-0. Rather than move closer to his first Masters 1000 title, the Canadian lost the lead and allowed Djokovic to take control of the scoreboard again.
The Serbian scored 16 of the next 20 points, breaking the opposition’s serve in the 3rd and 5th games and taking a 4-2 lead. Serving for the title at 5-4, Novak kept a break open when Raonic missed an easy right hand.
The Serbian champion then forced the Canadian through a mistake to go over and claim his 60th hard court ATP title.