French Open 2024: Novak Djokovic breaks Roger Federer’s historic record for most Grand Slam wins, storms into quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic shattered two of Roger Federer's all-time records against Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday.

author-image
Pratyusha Bhawar
New Update
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (Source - X)
Listen to this article
0.75x 1x 1.5x
00:00 / 00:00

 

Novak Djokovic shattered two of Roger Federer's all-time records against Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday. Notably, Novak Djokovic shattered two of Roger Federer's all-time records against Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday.

Upon achieving his 370th victory, the Serbian broke Federer's record for the most Grand Slam victories. Following his victory over Lorenzo Musetti in the third round, he tied the previous player's record. 24-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic broke Roger Federer's record of 58 quarterfinal appearances at Roland Garros by reaching the quarterfinals.

The 37-year-old has advanced to the claycourt tournament's quarterfinals a record 18 times and has won three French Open titles (2021, 2023, and 2023) together. His 16 French Open quarterfinal appearances in 2023 have eclipsed Rafael Nadal's record.

I want to say a big thank you because once again like the last match the win is for you: Novak Djokovic 

Since 2010, this is going to be his fifteenth consecutive quarterfinal match.

In the fourth round of the French Open on Monday, Novak Djokovic defeated No. 23 Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, setting a record for his 370th Grand Slam victory. However, Djokovic was troubled by his right knee and lost the first two sets of the match. This was his second-set defeat.

“I want to say a big thank you because once again like the last match the win is for you and helped by you because the last match I was two sets to one down, and at the fourth set 2-2 you gave me so much energy, so really thank you, what can I say, I was maybe four points away from losing this match but Fransisco played with so much quality, well done," said Novak Djokovic after the great win.

“He deserves this applause that’s for sure, the words after winning today, I don’t know, but thank you for the support,” he added further.