Three slams, six defeats... so was Novak Djokovic's 2015 year the best season in tennis history?

In-depth: Novak Djokovic clinched the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday to win his 11th tournament of the season - declaring it afterwards "the best of my life". But where does it sit in the all-time record books?

On Sunday Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win the ATP World Tour Finals for a record fourth time in succession, bringing to an end a phenomenal individual campaign in fittingly dominant fashion.
Three slams, six defeats... so was Novak Djokovic's 2015 year the best season in tennis history.
In total the world No. 1 won 11 tournaments in 2015, losing just six matches all season as he reached the final of every single tournament he entered bar one – his first of the year.

He won three of the four grand slams in the year (losing the French Open final, against most expectations, to Stan Wawrinka), dominating the field utterly in a manner that was nicely book-ended by his straight sets success over Federer on Sunday.

The statistics are certainly impressive. But was this the greatest individual tennis season ever compiled? We take a look at how it stacks up against some other contenders...

Grand slams won: Three (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open)
Total tournaments won: 15
Match record: 93-4

A winning record to match the very best, Connors did not triumph in France (a familiar refrain in this piece) but was otherwise untouchable around the world. At the US Open he dropped just two games in the final - which illustrates the gulf in class between him and the rest at that particular moment in time.

Why you might consider it the best: No-one has won more matches in a single year. The American won on four different surfaces (twice on carpet) over the season.

Why you might not consider it the best: Just one win on clay (in Indianapolis) may lead some to suggest he was not an all-round force, while some will question the quality of his opponents. His greatest career rival, John McEnroe, was just 15 at the time, while Bjorn Borg was 18 and only just emerging. Continued Here

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