Bergelin-Borg, Günthardt-Graf, Gilbert-Agassi, Toni-Rafa, Lendl-Murray, Mouratoglou-Williams.
These above coach-player duos are arguably the greatest partnerships tennis has ever produced with perhaps one team missing – “Becker-Djokovic”.
The German-Serb duo joined hands three years back (2014-16) and went on to string conceivably one of the best periods of dominance the tennis world has ever witnessed.
The duo recently split after three seasons together and scaling unimaginable heights.
Here, Sport360 brings you all the stats, records and numbers that Becker and Djokovic achieved over the past three seasons.
3 – By winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic became only the third man in history to hold all four major titles at the same time (joining Don Budge in 1938, Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969). He also became the first man to hold all four majors on three different surfaces at once (non-calendar year Grand Slam).
30 – Under Becker, Djokovic set a new Open-Era record for consecutive Grand Slam match wins (2015 Wimbledon – 2016 Wimbledon).
6 – Australian Open titles – the most in the Open-Era (tied with Roy Emerson overall).
4 – Djokovic joined Laver and Federer as the only players to reach all four Major finals in a single season (2015).
Australian/French Open double – He became the first man since Jim Courier (1992) to win the first two Grand Slams of the season.
ATP Masters 1000
14 – ATP Masters 1000 titles won by Djokovic-Becker, winning 8 of the 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (excluding Cincinnati).
With Becker, Djokovic reached the finals of all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000. The Serb also became the first man to win 30 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
Sunshine Double – The duo completed an unprecedented three consecutive “Sunshine Double” or the Indian-Wells-Miami double; winning the double for three straight years (2014-16).
4 – Djokovic-Becker produced two streaks of four consecutive Masters 1000 titles – all-time records.
First Streak – 2014 – Paris, 2015 – Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo
Second Streak – 2015 – Shanghai, Paris, 2016 – Indian Wells, Miami
7 – Consecutive Masters 1000 finals; an all-time record (Rome 2015 – Miami 2016).
11 – Consecutive Masters 1000 finals (including skipped tournaments); another record (Paris 2014 – Miami 2016; skipped Madrid 2015).
5 – Consecutive Masters 1000 titles (including skipped tournaments); another record (Paris 2014 – Rome 2015; skipped Madrid 2015).
6 – The duo were able to win six Masters 1000 in a single season in 2015; another all-time record (2015 – Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Rome, Shanghai, Paris).
8 – Masters 1000 Finals in a single season (2015); another all-time record (all finals except Madrid – DNP)
4+ – Djokovic produced three consecutive seasons with 4+Masters 1000 titles (2014 – 4, 2015 – 6, 2016 – 4)
Season Start Triple – In 2015, Djokovic became the first man to win the first three Masters 1000 titles of the season (Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo).
Hard Triple – In 2016, Djokovic achieved the Hard Triple – winning Indian Wells, Miami and Toronto for a second time (after 2011) – the only man to achieve this feat.
Autumn Sweep – In 2015, Djokovic achieved the Autumn Sweep – winning Shanghai, Paris and World Tour Finals for a second time (after 2013) – the only man to achieve this feat.
39 – Djokovic won 39 Masters 1000 matches in a single season in 2015 (39-2).
2 – ATP World Tour Finals titles won by Djokovic; thereby becoming the first man to win four consecutive season-ending championships.
25 – ATP World Tour Titles won (25-8 record in finals).
28 – Match win-streak for Djokovic-Becker; their longest win-streak (2015 Davis Cup world group round 1 – 2015 Roland Garros final).
122 – Novak was ranked No.1 for 122 consecutive weeks during his collaboration with Becker. He took over the top spot on July 7, 2014 (after winning the 2014 Wimbledon) before losing the No.1 ranking to Andy Murray on November 7, 2016. Thus in total Djokovic was ranked No.1 for 28 of the 36-month coaching association with Becker (almost 80% of their partnership).
4 – This was the fourth longest streak at No.1 (since the ATP rankings were introduced in 1973) – Federer (237 weeks), Connors (160 weeks), Lendl (157 weeks).
31 – Most wins against top 10 opponents in a single season (31-5 in 2015). He defeated all players ranked inside the top 10 in a single season (2015) for the first time in history.
$21.65 million – Most Prize Money won in a single season (2015); this includes singles and doubles. In total, Djokovic-Becker won $50 million in prize money (2014-16).
26 – Djokovic won 26 consecutive semi-finals from 2014 Paris Masters to 2016 US Open. Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut snapped this streak in the last four of this year’s Shanghai Masters.
Big 4 Domination – With Becker, Djokovic was 30-10 against other members of the Big 4 and now holds a winning record against each of them.
Staggering Strike Rate – Djokovic played 47 events (excluding Davis Cup), winning 25 of those events (53% success rate). He played in 33 finals (70% success rate) and 38 semi-finals (81% success rate).
Titles > Losses – Djokovic clinched 25 titles under Becker, suffering only 23 losses.
7 – Djokovic-Becker produced two streaks of seven big title wins in a row.
First Streak – (2014 Paris – 2015 Rome)
Second Streak – (2015 US Open – 2016 Miami)
10 – Big titles (Grand Slams, World Tour Finals, and Masters 1000) won in a single season (2015). He also managed to play in a record 15 straight finals in a season (2015).
18 – Djokovic also featured in 18 finals in a row (2014 Paris – 2016 Miami).
7 – Djokovic also won seven consecutive titles (2015-16) for a second time after 2011 – the first man to win 7+ titles on two separate occasions in the Open-Era. He also featured in 17 straight finals (2015-16), second only to Ivan Lendl (18 consecutive finals).
16,950 – Under Becker, Novak amassed 16,950 points (as World No.1) after winning this year’s French Open. This is the ATP points record under the current ranking points distribution.
82.9% – Under Becker, Djokovic has gone on to own the Best Winning % in the Open-Era (751-155 Win-Loss record).
Career Golden Masters – Under Becker, Djokovic was unable to win the Cincinnati Masters and become the first player to complete the set of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. The closest he came was in 2015 when he lost to Roger Federer (his 5th runner-up finish in Cincy).
Olympic Singles Gold – Djokovic was the odds-on-favorite to win his first Olympic Gold Medal at the Rio Olympic Games but lost out to a spirited Juan Martin Del Potro in the opening round.
Calendar Grand Slam – By clinching the first two grand slam titles of 2016, Djokovic was in prime position to achieve the calendar Grand Slam (hold all four slams in a single year) and join Rod Laver (who achieved this feat in 1969 – Open-Era). However, American Sam Querrey ended his dream in the third round at Wimbledon.