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Novak Djokovic Wimbledon winning streak: Where does it stand in the all-time list?

Novak Djokovic has won 26 matches in a row at Wimbledon, but where does that put him on the all-time list?
Novak Djokovic celebrates at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic is on a brilliant 26-match winning run at Wimbledon right now, but just how good is that within the context of history?

Djokovic has won the last three tournaments at Wimbledon stretching back to 2018, and he has looked near enough unbeatable so far this year too.

You have to go back six years to find someone who defeated Djokovic at Wimbledon, although that time does include a year when the tournament was not played due to Covid.

For all his streak is outstanding, though, he is still only fourth on the all time list and will have to maintain it deep into next years' tournament if he wants to climb that list.

Men with the longest winning streaks at Wimbledon

Bjorn Borg (1976-1981) - 41
Roger Federer (2003-2008)- 40
Pete Sampras (1997-2001) - 31
Novak Djokovic (2018-) - 26
Rafael Nadal (2008-2011) - 20

Should Djokovic win what would be a seventh Wimbledon title this year, he would close to within three of Sampras, who he has noted was a childhood hero of his.

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To beat the American, he would have to maintain it into the quarterfinals of next year's Wimbledon.

Djokovic was last defeated at SW19 all the way back in 2016 when Sam Querrey, who was ranked world number 41 at the time, beat him 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 in the third round.

He went out the following year against Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, but he retired hurt so it counts as a walkover, not a defeat.

Djokovic's latest win as a five-set marathon against young Italian Jannik Sinner in the 2022 quarterfinals.

Sinner produced some brilliant tennis early on, but Djokovic was able to fight back to win it in a decider to keep his winning streak alive.

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