When it comes to dominating a specific Grand Slam event, each member of the Big 3 has become synonymous with one of them—Novak Djokovic with his 10 Australian Open titles, Rafael Nadal with his 14 Roland Garros titles and Roger Federer with his eight Wimbledon titles, all of those all-time men’s records.

But Wimbledon may not be Federer’s house for much longer.

Over the next few weeks Djokovic will be going for his eighth career Wimbledon title, which would tie Federer—and given his recent results at the All England Club, it’s hard to bet against him.

Here are just a few of the incredible numbers Djokovic has been putting together at Wimbledon going into this year’s event:

He’s won his last 28 matches in a row at Wimbledon. His last loss at the All England Club was a retirement against Tomas Berdych in the 2017 quarterfinals due to an elbow injury, which actually ended up sidelining him for the rest of the year that year.

That streak has taken him to the last four Wimbledon titles in a row. This year he’ll try to become just the third man in the Open Era to win it five years in a row, after Bjorn Borg (who did it from 1976 to 1980) and Federer (who did it from 2004 to 2008).

He hasn’t lost on Centre Court in almost 10 years. His last loss on the most famous court in tennis came to Andy Murray in the 2013 final—he’s won 39 matches in a row on that court since then.

He hasn’t lost to a Top 10 player at Wimbledon in almost 10 years, either. Since that loss to Murray, who was ranked No. 2 at the time, Djokovic has gone 7-0 against Top 10 players at Wimbledon (including 3-0 against Federer and 1-0 against Nadal).

He’s the only player ever to beat Federer more than once at Wimbledon—and he’s done it three times. And all three of those wins came in finals, too, in 2014, 2015 and 2019.

Djokovic also has a near-perfect 7-1 career record in finals at Wimbledon, only falling to Murray in 2013.

Djokovic also has a near-perfect 7-1 career record in finals at Wimbledon, only falling to Murray in 2013.


Djokovic’s excellence on grass isn’t limited to Wimbledon—it’s actually his best career surface by winning percentage. He’s 109-18 in his career on grass, which is an incredible 85.8%, beating out 84.6% on hard courts (670-122) and 80.3% on clay (269-66).

Broken down, that career record on grass includes 86-10 at Wimbledon and 23-8 at all other events on the surface, which took him to one more title (Eastbourne in 2017), three more finals (Queen’s Club in 2008 and 2018 and Halle in 2009) as well as to the semifinals of the London Olympics in 2012 (where he fell to Murray, then to Juan Martin del Potro in the bronze medal match).

It’s been more than five years since Djokovic has lost a match on grass anywhere—that was on June 24th, 2018, when he fell to Marin Cilic in the Queen’s Club final, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3. And he barely lost that match, too—he had a match point at 5-4 in the second set.