World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will take on Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the final of the US Open. If Djokovic wins this match, he will become the male player to win the most Grand Slam tournaments
Sunday evening is very important for world number one player Novak Djokovic. On Sunday, he will have a chance to complete the calendar Grand Slam by winning the US Open. After winning the Australian Open, French Open and US Open this year, he is only one win away from his career Grand Slam. With the US Open win, his 21 Grand Slam titles will be completed. In tennis, the calendar year Grand Slam is a huge achievement, but there are some titles that are even above this.
The biggest achievement in the world of tennis is the Super Slam. A Super Slam is considered complete when a player has won all four Grand Slams of the year (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) as well as Olympic gold medals, Davis Cup and ATP or WTA Tour Finals titles in the same year. The chance to complete the Super Slam is available only in the year in which the Olympic Games are held. On the other hand, if any player wins all these tournaments in the career, then it is called Career Super Slam. Till date, only legendary tennis player Andre Agassi has been able to complete this career Super Slam.
The calendar Grand Slam is considered complete when a player has won all four major Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) in the same year. The last time this feat was done by veteran player Steffi Graf in the year 1988. If a player wins four Grand Slams in a row instead of a calendar year, then it is called Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam.
Players also get the chance to complete the Golden Slam in the year the Olympics are held. It is considered complete when a player wins all four Grand Slams in a calendar year in addition to the gold medal in the Olympics. Novak Djokovic had this chance but he could not win the gold in the Olympics.
The title of Career Grand Slam is considered complete when any player wins the title of all four major Grand Slam titles at least once in his entire career. At the same time, the boxed set slam is considered complete when a player wins the title of singles, doubles and mixed doubles in all four Grand Slams.