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Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon and extends ‘headlines’ lead | ATP tour

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After Rafael Nadal narrowed the race for ‘big titles’ by lifting the Roland Garros trophy, Novak Djokovic extended his advantage on Sunday by beating Nick Kyrgios for the Wimbledon title.

Djokovic beat Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) for his seventh Championships triumph and 21st Major crown. The Serb now has 64 ‘headlines’ which puts him five ahead of Nadal and 10 ahead of Roger Federer. A “Big Title” is a trophy at a Grand Slam Championship, Nitto ATP Finals, ATP Masters 1000 Tournament, or Olympic Gold Medal in Singles.

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The 35-year-old has also moved closer to Nadal in the hunt for the most Grand Slam men’s singles titles. Djokovic now has 21, which puts him one behind Nadal. Federer has won 20 major trophies.

The Serb also tied his idol Pete Sampras and William Renshaw for the second most men’s singles titles in Wimbledon history with seven. Only Federer, an eight-time grass major champion, emerged more victorious from the event.

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Djokovic improved his ‘Big Title’ win rate to one win for every 3.2 events played (64/207), while Nadal won a ‘Big Title’ for every 3.4 tournaments he played (59 /202). Only Federer (4.4, 54/240) and Pete Sampras (4.9, 30/147) have won a “big title” at a rate greater than once in every five events played.

Major titles won by current and former champions (records since 1990)

Player Grand Slams Nitto ATP Finals’}” style=”color: #1f2223; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; border-top-color: #000000; align text: left;”>Nitto ATP Finals 1000s Total^ (average)
Novak Djokovic’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Novak Djokovic 21/67 5/14 38/122 64/207 (3.2)
Rafael Nadal’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Rafael Nadal 22/65 0/10 36/126 59/203 (3.4)
Roger Federer’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Roger Federer 20/80 06/17 28/138 54/240 (4.4)
Pete Sampras’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”> Pete Sampras 14/52 5/11 11/83 30/147 (4.9)
Andre Agassi’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>AndrĂ© Agassi 8/61 1/13 17/90 27/164 (6.1)
Andy Murray’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Andy Murray 3/54 1/8 14/106 20/171 (8.6)
Boris Becker*’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Boris Becker* 2/26 2/6 5/51 9/84 (9.3)
Thomas Muster’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Thomas Muster 1/29 0/4 8/53 9/87 (9.7)
Stefan Edberg**’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Stefan Edberg** 3/28 0/4 4/45 7/79 (11.3)
Gustavo Kuerten’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Gustavo Kuerten 3/33 1/3 5/67 9/105 (11.6)
Jim Courier’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Jim Courier 4/38 0/4 5/71 9/114 (12.6)
Marcelo Rios’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Marcelo Rios 0/26 0/1 5/56 5/84 (16.8)
Marat Safin’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Marat Safin 2/41 0/3 5/87 7/133 (19)
Michael Chang’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Michael Chang*** 0/50 0/6 7/86 7/144 (20.6)
Andy Roddick’}” style=”color: #00aeef; padding: 2px 3px; border-bottom-color: #c7c8c8; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; text-align: left;”>Andy Roddick 1/46 0/6 5/75 6/129 (22.5)

^ Includes Olympic Games gold medals and tournament appearances
* Becker’s other four Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
** Edberg’s other three Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
*** Chang’s only Grand Slam title came before 1990

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