Djokovic’s 31-match winning streak indoors is top in 2014
Novak Djokovic finished his 2014 season on another impressive winning streak. The Serb, who has not lost a match indoors for over two years, is on a 31-match winning streak, clinching two big titles at Paris-Bercy and the ATP World Tour Finals this year. His last defeat dates back to 2012, when he lost to Sam Querrey in the French capital after winning the first set 6-0.
If Djokovic repeats the same tournament calendar next season, he might go three years without losing indoors by defending titles in Paris and London’s O2 Arena.
Roger Federer, who was on fire in October as he claimed titles at the Masters 1000 event in Shanghai and in his home town Basel, was stopped by Milos Raonic on 30 October in Paris-Bercy. The 17-time Swiss Grand Slam champion was on a 14-match winning streak before losing to the Canada’s giant server.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who suffered from injuries during the 2014 season, is ‘only’ on a 7-match winning streak on clay, having claimed his record ninth Roland Garros crown in May. Prior to the tournament the Mallorcan lost the Rome final against Djokovic.
Nadal still holds the record for most successive wins on a single surface with 81 consecutive victories on clay. Federer put an end to this phenomenal winning streak as he beat Nadal in Hamburg in 2007.
Counting all surfaces, Bjorn Borg holds the record for the longest winning-streak with 49 consecutive victories in 1978. He is followed by Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas (46 in 1977) and Ivan Lendl, with 44 successive wins in 1981.
Djokovic was on a 43-match winning streak in 2010 and 2011 (ended at Roland Garros in 2011 when he lost to Federer in the semi-finals), and Federer clinched 35 victories in 2007.