The remarkable Novak Djokovic has set three more records by winning his fourth US Open title. He becomes the first man to win 24 major titles, he returns to the top of the rankings for a record-breaking 390th week, and he is the first man to win three majors in a year four times.
By beating Daniil Medvedev in three sets in Sunday’s final in New York, HEAD’s leading tennis ambassador has done something which until recently few tennis historians considered possible – he has equalled Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
Djokovic also returns to the top of the world rankings in a yo-yo year that has seen him reclaim the top spot from Carlos Alcaraz three times. This week will be the 390th time the Serb, who endorses the HEAD Speed racquet range, has been at the top, extending his world record and stretching to 79 weeks his lead over the next-best male player (Federer).
“We live in incredibly privileged times,” said Ottmar Barbian, executive vice-president of HEAD’s racquet sports division. “We have had a golden generation of tennis players, and now Novak has emerged as the leader of the pack and the greatest in the 150-year history of our sport. It has been an honour and a source of great pride for HEAD to have accompanied him for almost all his journey, and we are delighted that this amazing milestone has been reached by an admirable athlete using a high-quality HEAD racquet.”
Djokovic began this year at fifth in the rankings, achieved after playing a limited 2022 season of just four Masters-1000 tournaments and one Grand Slam (with ranking points). Then in January, the Serb regained his Australian title to take his career Grand Slam haul to 22 titles, in June he set a new men’s record of 23 by winning the French Open, and now he has set a new men’s peak of 24 by winning the US Open.
Djokovic has played most of his career endorsing racquets from the Speed range. He played with HEAD as a junior and has won all but one of his major titles with a HEAD in his hand.