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Novak Djokovic Biography & Latest News

Novak Djokovic Biography

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player and the current World No. 1. He has won six Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Australian Opens, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth male player in the Open Era to win three Majors in a calendar year. He is the first male 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. Three weeks after the 2006 Wimbledon, Djokovic won his maiden ATP title at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort without losing a set, defeating Nicolás Massú in the final. Djokovic won his second career title in the same year at the Open de Moselle in Metz. In 2007, he defeated Guillermo Cañas in the final to claim the Key Biscayne title in Miami. Djokovic won his fifth title of the year at the BA-CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna. He received the Golden Badge award for the best athlete in Serbia. In 2008, Djokovic defeated unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets to earn Serbia's first Grand Slam singles title. The following year Djokovic won the singles title at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Djokovic won ten tournaments in 2011, including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Djokovic also captured a record-breaking five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. Consequently Novak Djokovic was named 2011 ITF World Champion. By reaching the 2012 French Open final, he became the ninth player in Open Era to have reached the final of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments (and only fifth to do that consecutively).