Novak Djokovic

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Djokovic at the 2012 Miami Master 1000

Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, Novak Đoković Loudspeaker.png Play (info • help)) (born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian tennis player. Djokovic has won seven Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Australian Open, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and 2014 as well as the 2011 US Open. From July 4, 2011 until July 8, 2012, Djokovic was ranked No. 1 in the world.[1] He became No. 1 again on November 4, 2012 until October 6, 2013., and again from July 7, 2014.[2] He won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008, 2012 and 2013 and helped Serbia win the Davis Cup in 2010. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He has won 19 Masters 1000 series titles (breaking a single season record with five titles in 2011). Several tennis critics and former and current players consider Djokovic to be among the greatest tennis players of all time.[3][4][5][6][7] Djokovic was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in 2012.[8]

Grand slam record[change | change source]

This table shows Djokovic's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles.

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2005 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 3
2006 Round 2


Quarter-final Round 4 Round 3
2007 Round 4 Semi-final Semi-final Final
2008 Winner Semi-final Round 2 Semi-final
2009 Quarter-final Round 3 Quarter-final Semi-final
2010 Quarter-final Quarter-final Semi-final Final
2011 Winner Semi-final Winner Winner
2012 Winner Final Semi-final Final
2013 Winner Semi-final Final Final
2014 Quarter-final Final Winner Semi-final

References[change | change source]

  1. "Novak Djokovic". ATP World Tour. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Novak-Djokovic.aspx. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  2. "Ranking history of Novak Djokovic". Core Tennis. http://www.coretennis.net/tennis-player/novak-djokovic/284/ranking.html. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  3. "Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players ever, says Pat Cash". http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/879710-novak-djokovic-is-one-of-the-greatest-tennis-players-ever-says-pat-cash. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  4. "Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal: Players & pundits hail 'greatest' match". http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/16781690. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  5. "Murray buoyed by Djokovic scalp". http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/139046.html. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  6. "Rod Laver's 10 best past and present players". http://www.heraldsun.com.au/archives/old-sport-pages/gallery-fn77kxzt-1226250654969?page=17. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  7. "Tim Henman knows Andy Murray won’t worry over critics". http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/wimbledon/tim-henman-knows-andy-murray-wont-worry-over-critics-7876173.html. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  8. "Awards 2012". laureus.com. 2012. http://www.laureus.com/awards/2012.

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