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The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open is going to begin tomorrow. In this tournament, tennis legend Roger Federer has two records in danger. Spain’s Rafael Nadal can hold the record for the most Grand Slam wins. Both Federer and Nadal have currently won 20 Grand Slams. Federer will not play the Australian Open this year due to injury.
At the same time, Novak Djokovic of Serbia will break Federer’s record for the most number-1 week. Federer had been No. 1 for 310 weeks in his career, while Djokovic has been ranked World No. 1 for 306 weeks. He is also the defending champion of the Australian Open.
Nadal last won the Australian Open in 2009
Nadal equaled Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams by winning the French Open last year. If he wins the Australian Open, he will become the most successful player in tennis history. However, this is extremely difficult to happen, as Nadal won his first and last Australian Open in 2009.
Federer 6 and Djokovic 8 times Won the Australian Open
Only 3 different players have won this tournament in the last 10 years. They include Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic. Federer has won the tournament 6 times and Djokovic 8 times. Nadal’s 20 Grand Slams include 13 French Open, 4 US Open and 2 Wimbledon titles. At the same time, Federer won 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open and 1 French Open titles.
Djokovic will break Federer’s record
At the same time, world number-1 Djokovic will break Federer’s record for the highest position of the first week next month. Federer has been No. 1 for a total of 310 weeks in a tennis career. At the same time, Djokovic has been 306 weeks at number-1. On March 8, 2021, they will start 311 weeks at number-1.
Only Nadal could stop Djokovic from breaking the record
Nadal had a chance to prevent Djokovic from breaking Federer’s record. Had Federer won the ATP Cup, the Australian Open and the Rotterdam Open, he could have overtaken Djokovic in the ATP rankings. However, Nadal withdrew from the ATP Cup due to injury.
ATP freezes rankings and ratings
So now Djokovic is sure to break Federer’s record. Also, the ATP rankings have also been frozen. This means that any player losing or losing will not make any difference to their rating and ranking. That is, even if Djokovic lost in the first round, he would still leave Federer behind.
Number of players who remain number-1 for the most weeks
|The player||How many weeks|
|Novak Djokovik||306 *|
Djokovic is 2,150 points ahead of Nadal
Djokovic currently has 12,000 points. Nadal is second in the world rankings with 9850 points. Djokovic earned 2000 points by winning the Australian Open last year. At the same time, Wimbledon was canceled in 2020. Djokovic, being the defending champion, got 2000 points when the tournament was canceled. He was the runner-up at the French Open. This earned him 1200 points.
Djokovic won a total of 17 Grand Slams in a career
Djokovic won 4 of 9 ATP Masters 1000 titles in 2020. These include Paris Masters, Cincinnati Masters, Madrid Open and Italian Open. He has won a total of 17 Grand Slams in his career, including 8 Australian Open, 5 Wimbledon, 3 US Open and 1 French Open.
Djokovic, Thiem, Medvedev and Nadal are strong contenders
This year too Djokovic is considered the favorite to win the Australian Open. Apart from him, world number-3 Dominic Thiem, world number-6 Denil Medvedev and world number-2 Rafael Nadal are also strong contenders to win this title. Thiam was runner-up in this tournament last year.
Players who have won the most Australian Open titles in Mains
|The player||Country||How many titles||When and when you become champion|
|Novak Djokovik||Serbia||8||(2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019,2020)|
|Roger Federer||Switzerland||6||(2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018)|
|Roy emerson||Australia||6||(1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967)|
|Andre Agassi||America||4||(1995, 2000, 2001, 2003)|
|Ken rosewell||Australia||4||(1953, 1955, 1971, 1972)|
|Jack Crawford||Australia||4||(1931, 1932, 1933, 1935)|
Serena Williams to step down for 24th Grand Slam
At the same time, world number-11 Serena Williams will enter for her 24th Grand Slam in Women’s singles. He is likely to take on defending champion and world number-4 US Sophia Kainin and world number-1 Australia’s Ashley Barty. Apart from this, he can also face Naomi Osaka of Japan and Simona Halep of Romania.
The player who won the most Australian Open title in Women’s
|The player||Country||How many titles||When did you become champions|
|Margaret’s Court||Australia||11||(1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)|
|Serena Williams||America||7||(2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)|
|Nancy wine bolton||Australia||6||(1937, 1940, 1946, 1947,1948, 1951)|
|Daphne Akhurst||Australia||5||(1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930)|
|Monica Selles||America||4||(1991, 1992, 1993, 1996)|
|Steffi Graf||Germany||4||(1988, 1989, 1990, 1994)|
Margaret Court won the Australian Open the most 11 times
Serena has won the Australian Open a total of 7 times so far. He is second in this case. Margaret Court held the Australian Open title the most 11 times. At the same time, Nancy Wine Bolton has won this title 6 times.
50% viewers will get entry in Australian Open
During the Australian Open, 30 thousand spectators will be given entry to the stadium in a day. This will be 50% of the normal attendees of the stadium. This can also be reduced to 25 thousand in the last 5 days of the tournament. This is because during the knockout there will be fewer matches in a day.
Viewership will be lowest in last 3 years
The tournament will run till 21 February. During this, a total of 3 lakh 90 thousand people will get entry in Melbourne Park in 14 days. Which will be an average of 50% for the last three years.
3 tennis courts ready to host tournament
There are 3 courts set up in Melbourne Park for the Australian Open. In which Road Laver Arena is the largest. It has a seating capacity of 15,000 people. At the same time, Melbourne Arena has a seating capacity of 9,646 people. Whereas, Margaret Court Arena has a seating capacity of 7,500 people.