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 12 Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 Australian Open, the 2016 French Open, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 Wimbledon Championships as well as the 2011 and 2015 US Open. He is the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam tournaments at the same time.

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 until November 6, 2016.[2]

He won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and helped Serbia win the Davis Cup in 2010. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He has won a record 30 Masters 1000 series titles (breaking single season records with five titles in 2011 and six titles in 2015).

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, 2015, and 2016.[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 Quarterfinal Round 4 Round 3
2007 Round 4 Semifinal Semifinal Final
2008 Winner Semifinal Round 2 Semifinal
2009 Quarterfinal Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal
2010 Quarterfinal Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
2011 Winner Semifinal Winner Winner
2012 Winner Final Semifinal Final
2013 Winner Semifinal Final Final
2014 Quarterfinal Final Winner Semifinal
2015 Winner Final Winner Winner
2016 Winner Winner Round 3 Final
2017 Round 2 Quarterfinal Quarterfinal

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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