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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic at the Rod Laver Arena during the 2008 Australian Open where he won his first grand slam.
Personal information
NameNovak Djokovic
Новак Ђоковић
(2003 � 2006)
Serbia (2006 � present)
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$30,872,275 * 5th All-time leader in earnings
Career record388 � 108 (78.23%)
Career titles28
Highest rankingNo. 1 (4 July 2011)
Current rankingNo. 1 (17 October 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW (2008, 2011)
French OpenSF (2007, 2008, 2011)
WimbledonW (2011)
US OpenW (2011)
Major tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2008)
Olympic GamesBronze Medal (2008)
Career record30 � 42 (41.67%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 114 (30 November 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2006, 2007)
French Open1R (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2006)
US Open1R (2006)

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Novak Djokovic ( -shnɔ̂ʋaːk dʑɔ̂ːkɔʋitɕpronSr_Novak_Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who has been ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 4 July 2011. He has won four Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008 and 2011 Australian Open championships, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth player in the open era to win three Majors in a calendar year. He is the first player representing Serbia to win a Major singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events, separately and consecutively. Amongst other titles, he won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and was also on the team which won the 2010 Davis Cup.

He is considered the best male tennis player to come out of the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. Djokovic is also a double winner of The Best Sportsperson of Serbia award and the award for The Best Sportsman by the Olympic Committee of Serbia. He has been awarded the Order of St. Sava, the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Djokovic is a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia.

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