Famous tennis players: Novak Djokovic

Famous tennis players: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a professional tennis player who is currently ranked at number three in the world of tennis. The first and the only Grand Slam win by this tennis ace was the Australian Open title in 2008. He beat world number one Roger Federer in the semi final and then went on to beat Tsonga to claim the Australian Open title. In addition to this tally, Djokovic has won the ATP World tour title and has also won the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. He was a runner up in the 2007 US Open. He is the youngest Serbian to win a Grand Slam and the youngest ever in history of tennis to reach the final of all the Grand Slams.

Novak Djokovic finished No.3 at the ATP ranking for the third straight year in 2009. Novak won five ATP World Tour titles in year 2009. Novak Djokovic became the first player to finish No. 3 in three straight years since Mats Wilander. Novak ended up as a runner-up in four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments with a win-lose of 33-8 which is a record in Masters 1000 events.

In year 2010, Novak Djokovic was able to finish No. 3 by appearing in quarter finals of all the Grand Slam tournaments and winning two ATP World Tour titles. Novak was also ranked No. 2 for 26 weeks during the 2010 tennis session.

In year 2011, Novak Djokovic performed extremely well by winning all six tournaments. For this reason, Novak Djokovic has the opportunity to claim the No. 1 spot on South African Airways ATP Ranking. All Djokovic needs is to win the upcoming Internazionali BNL d’ Italian in Rome by dethroning World No. 1 tennis players, Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic is an overall court player with an emphasis on the offensive baseline playing style. The best strokes of Djokovic are his services, defenses and ground strokes. He is consistent in playing off both wings but the most preferable stroke is his backhand. The player has a major open of his service which wins him many free points. He prefers a flat first serve and then to slice the second service wide of the court. He also has a disguise drop shot in his kitty that has won him many points in his career.

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