Novak Djokovic equals Roger Federer's historic record after magnificent win in 3rd round at Roland Garros

Novak Djokovic achievement of equaling Federer's record for the Grand Slam match further solidifies his place as tennis's elite, which showcases his great consistency and longevity in the game.

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World number one Novak Djokovic recently outclassed Lorenzo Musetti in the third round of the French Open 2024 to make his way to the fourth round. Notably, the Serbian battled into the early morning hours of the play before securing the hard-fought win against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy. The third encounter showcased Djokovic's ability to mark his comeback and go on to win by 7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, and 6-0.

Notably, this win was extremely crucial for the defending champion, who already has 24 Grand Slam titles to his name throughout his illustrious career. The match lasted for around four hours and 29 minutes.

However, after the win, the 37-year-old has equalled Roger Federer's record of 369 wins in Grand Slam matches. Notably, Djokovic faced a hard battle against Musetti in the third round of the game, which shows the unpredictable nature of the game. In addition, the Serbian's achievement of equaling Federer's record for the Grand Slam match further solidifies his place as tennis's elite, which showcases his great consistency and longevity in the game.

Meanwhile, the star player opened up about the crowd's support in the game, which helped him make his magnificent comeback and a hard-fought win over Musetti in the third round of Roland Garros.

I was a different player from that moment onwards: Novak Djokovic

"I really mean what I said on the court that the crowd definitely got me going. I really needed that push, I needed that energy at two-all in the fourth. They started chanting my name, and I just felt a great new wave of willpower and energy," Novak Djokovic said.

"I was a different player from that moment onwards. I think from that moment onwards I only lost one game. The fifth set was just amazing. I was on a high, riding that wave and really not letting go of that stranglehold that I created on Lorenzo at the end of the fourth," he added.

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