Novak Djokovic Equals Ivan Lendl’s 29-Match Win Streak With Madrid Victory
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic equaled Ivan Lendl’s 29-match win streak with a straight-set victory over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Madrid.
The Serb maintained his unbeaten record this season by beating the Spaniard 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the Madrid Masters.
Czech Lendl started the 1986 season with a 29-0 run. Bjorn Borg of Sweden won 33 consecutive matches in 1980, while John McEnroe of the U.S. holds the record for longest win streak with 42 straight victories in 1984.
The 23-year-old Djokovic has won all five tournaments he’s entered this year, including the Australian Open and events in Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami and Belgrade. He’ll play the winner of the match between world No. 6 David Ferrer of Spain or No. 38 Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine in the next round in Madrid.
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