The last time Novak Djokovic wasn't the reigning Wimbledon champion, the world was a very different place.
On 14 July 2018, Germany were still the men's FIFA World Cup champions, Queen Elizabeth II had just met with President of the United States Donald Trump, and COVID-19 was still over 500 days away from being discovered.
The very next day, the Serbian great became Wimbledon champion for the fourth time in his career and he has since yet to relinquish that title: winning in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022.
Earlier this year, Djokovic became the record holder for most Grand Slam singles tennis titles won (male), winning his 23rd at Roland Garros during the French Open.
He is the only man in the history of Grand Slam tennis to win each of the four major singles tournaments at least three times, making him the first male to achieve a “Triple Career Grand Slam”, and in Paris he extended his record for the most Grand Slam finals contested to 34.
As well as having the most grand slam titles, he also has the most wins of the ATP Finals (singles), the annual season curtain closer, with six.
Now at the age of 36, Djokovic is seeded number two for this year's Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
He begins his campaign on Monday at Centre Court against Argentinian Pedro Cachin.
Oher records that Djokovic currently holds include:
- Most ATP Masters 1000 singles titles won in a career - 37
- Most weeks ranked number one in singles tennis (male) - 388
- Longest Grand Slam tennis final - 5 hours 53 minutes against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, 2012
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