World No. 1 Novak Djokovic made a lot of history on the terre battue this year, but the most unique feat he achieved his has to do with his all-around excellence.

With his five-set win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday, Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era with a Double Career Slam—winning all four majors at least twice each.

He’s now won the Australian Open nine times, Roland Garros twice, Wimbledon five times and the US Open three times. Roland Garros was the only one keeping him from a Double Career Slam.

“Of course, I am thrilled and I’m very proud of this achievement,” Djokovic said. “I think being part of the history of the sport that I love with all my heart is always something that is very inspiring and very fulfilling for me. I couldn’t be happier and more satisfied with this kind of scenario in the last 48 hours.

“Probably ranks at the top three all-time achievements and experiences that I had in my professional tennis career.”


Though they have 20 Grand Slam singles titles each, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both have one major keeping them from completing a Double Career Slam. In 2009, Nadal won the Australian Open and Federer won Roland Garros—it's the only year either of them won those tournaments.

Djokovic is the third man in tennis history to win a Double Career Slam, but the first two—Roy Emerson and Rod Laver—completed theirs either fully or partially before the Open Era began.