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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Novak Djokovic Extends Majors, Money Records With U.S. Open Win

  • Djokovic extends his record for most men’s major victories all-time (24).
  • The 36-year-old has made $10.6 million on the court this season and $175.3 million in his career — the most all-time.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Daniil Medvedev in the men's singles final on day fourteen of the 2023 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Novak Djokovic keeps making history.

With a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, Djokovic won his fourth U.S. Open — first since 2018 — and 24th Grand Slam title, tying Margaret Court for the most in tennis history and extending his own men’s all-time record.

“I’m really living my childhood dream,” Djokovic said after the triumph. “I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams.”

Djokovic’s third major victory of the season earns him $3 million in prize money from a Grand-Slam-record $65 million prize pool, pushing his 2023 earnings to $10.6 million — and past Carlos Alcaraz ($9.3 million) for the top spot on the money list. As runner-up, Medvedev takes home $1.5 million, bumping his season earnings to $7.4 million.

Djokovic has now earned $175.3 million on the court in his career — by far more than any other player all time. The 36-year-old is also tennis’ highest-paid player, bringing in $38.4 million on and off the court in the past year, per Forbes latest rankings.

The Serbian all-time great receives one more feather in his cap, supplanting Alcaraz for the world No. 1 ranking. Djokovic has spent more time in the top spot (389 weeks) than any other men’s player all-time.

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