Top players from SerbiaNovak Djokovic (#1)Janko Tipsarevic (#9)Ana Ivanovic (#13)Jelena Jankovic (#23)Viktor Troicki (#44)
Country: Serbia |
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)|
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Turned Pro: 2003
Coach: Marian Vajda
Current ATP Singles Rank: 1|
Current ATP Singles Points: 13,280
Current ATP Doubles Rank: 541|
Current ATP Doubles Points: 90
Tennis Equipment: Head Youtek Speed 18x20 rackets, Adidas clothing, Adidas CC Genius shoes, Technifibre X-One Biphase
Sponsors: Sergio Tacchini
Novak Djokovic quotes
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player and is the current World No. 3.
He won his first Grand Slam singles title at the 2008 Australian Open. After beating World No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals, Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final, becoming the first player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events.
He was the runner-up at the 2007 US Open and won the bronze medal in singles representing Serbia at the 2008 Olympic Games. He won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and has won four Masters Series tournaments.
Novak Djokovic began the 2013 season winning the Australian Open for the third straight time. He defeated Andy Murray in four sets in the final.
He won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships event and improved his unbeaten streak to 18.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open 2012 title. This is Djokovic's fifth grand slam title, having won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles in 2011. Djokovic and Nadal crated history by playing the longest match in the Australian Open grand slam and also the longest match in any final of a grand slam tournament. Novak Djokovic has missed the Davis Cup matches against Sweden. Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic said that he decided to give Djokovic rest after his grueling five-set victory in the final of Australian Open.
At the Dubai event, Djokovic lost to Andy Murray ending his 18 match winning streak at the event.
At the Paris Masters, Novak Djokovic crashed out of the second round of the Paris Masters 2012. He lost to American Sam Querrey 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 in his first match after he received a bye in the first round. This is Querrey's first win against a top 3 player after nine defeats. Despite his loss, Novak Djokovic is assured to end the year at the top of ATP World Rankings.
2011 is one of the best seasons for Novak Djokovic in his career as he won a record 11 titles in the year. Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open grand slam tournaments and lost to Roger Federer in the semifinal at the French Open. Djokovic also beat Nadal in six finals in 2011.
He won the Dubai event for the third straight time in 2011.
Djokovic won the Dubai Duty Free Championships in 2010, his second title at the event.
Novak Djokovic was seeded No. 3 in the French Open 2010. Djokovic beat Evgeny Korolev, Kei Nishikori, Victor Hanescu and Robby Ginepri to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. In the quarterfinals, Djokovic lost in an epic five setter to No. 26 Jurgen Melzer from Austria. Djokovic was up two sets and a break in the third set, when Melzer rallied to beat Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-7 (3-7), 4-6.
At the Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic was seeded No. 3 at the Wimbledon 2010 grand slam. Djokovic played Olivier Rochus of Belgium in the first round and beat him 3-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. This match made into the record books at Wimbledon as the latest ever finish to a match on the Centre Court. The match concluded at 10:58 pm in the night and was interrupted for 45 minutes for the roof to be closed. Djokovic beat Taylor Dent in the second round and Albert Montanes in third round. He defeated former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in four sets in the fourth round. In the quarterfinals, Djokovic beat Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Novak Djokovic won the Dubai event first in 2009.
In the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in 2008, Djokovic lost to eventual champion Andy Roddick in teh semifinals.
Novak Djokovic first played the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in 2007. He lost in the quarterfinals to Roger Federer in three sets.
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Partial list of titles won by Novak Djokovic
|2013||Dubai Tennis Championships|
|2011||Indian Wells Masters, Dubai Tennis Championships, Miami Masters|
|2010||Dubai Tennis Championships, AEGON Championships (doubles, partnering Jonathan Erlich)|
|2009||Dubai Tennis Championships|
|2008||Indian Wells Masters|
|2007||Miami Masters, Brisbane International|
Partial list of tournaments where Novak Djokovic is the finalist.
|2009||Miami Masters, Gerry Weber Open, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, Masters Series Monte-Carlo|
|2008||Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, AEGON Championships|
|2007||US Open, Indian Wells Masters, Brisbane International (doubles, partnering Radek Stepanek)|