The 7 men with the most Grand Slam matches: Novak Djokovic edges closes to Roger Federer’s record

Ewan West
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic before a match at Wimbledon
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the net at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic will have the opportunity to break another record held by his great rival Roger Federer at this year’s US Open after his run to the final of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships.

The Serbian icon played six matches as he reached his 10th Wimbledon title match, moving him to within just four matches of Federer’s men’s singles milestone.

Here, we look at the seven men who have played the most singles matches at Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era.

7. Andy Murray – 257

Andy Murray has played 257 Major matches (200-57) from the 1,001 total singles matches he has competed in (739-262).

Among the four Grand Slam events, the Brit has played the most matches at Wimbledon (74), where he has a 61-13 record.

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6. Ivan Lendl – 271

Ivan Lendl competed in 271 Grand Slam matches (222-49) from the 1,340 matches tour-level matches he played in total (1,068-242).

The Czech-American contested more matches at the US Open (86) than any other Grand Slam and compiled a 73-13 record at Flushing Meadows.

5. Andre Agassi – 277

Andre Agassi contested 1,144 singles matches overall in his career (870-274), with 277 of these being played at Grand Slam events (224-53).

Among the four Majors, the American played the most matches at the US Open (98), where he accumulated a 79-19 record.

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4. Jimmy Connors – 282

Jimmy Connors played an ATP record 1,557 matches in his career (1,274-283), with 282 of these coming at Majors (233-49).

The American contested more matches at the US Open (115) than any other Grand Slam and amassed a 98-17 record at the New York showpiece.

3. Rafael Nadal – 358

Rafael Nadal has competed in 358 matches at Grand Slam tournaments (314-44) from the 1,300 matches he has played in total (1,075-225).

The Spaniard holds a 112-4 record at Roland Garros, where he has played more matches than at any other tournament.

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2. Novak Djokovic – 425

Following his final appearance at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, Novak Djokovic has contested 425 matches at Majors (375-50) from 1,330 career matches overall (1,110-220).

The Serbian has won more than 90 matches at the French Open (96-16), the Australian Open (94-9), and Wimbledon (97-12), while he holds a 88-13 US Open record.

1. Roger Federer – 429

Roger Federer played 1,526 matches in total in his career (1,251-275), with 429 of his matches coming at Grand Slam events (369-60).

The Swiss earned over 100 victories at both Wimbledon (105-14) and the Australian Open (102-15), while he also amassed 89-14 and 73-17 records at the US Open and Roland Garros respectively.

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