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Novak Djokovic's Tryst with the Lucky Number 3

Raj Amit
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1.08K   //    22 Jul 2011, 22:45 IST

For the last 9 years, only 3 players have won the Wimbledon Championship, 9 divided by 3 gives you  a three.

So let us see the magic of the number 3 in the career of Novak Djokovic, the current Wimbledon Champion.

3- My lucky Number

  • He has three brothers (including Djokovic ); Marko and Srdjan being the younger two. Incidentally all three are tennis players.
  • At 12 years old, he spent three months at Nikola Pili?’s tennis academy in Munich, Germany before his international career began.
  • Three weeks after Wimbledon, he won his maiden title at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort in 2006.
  • He has played the longest best-of-three sets men’s singles match ever against Nadal in the finals of ATP Masters Madrid (4 hours and threeminutes).
  • He has won three Grand Slams (two Australian Opens and One Wimbledon crown).
  • He is the third Serbian to become World Number One in tennis (since the division of Yugoslavia) Ana Ivanovic and Jelena  Jankovi? being the other two
  • From the 2010 Davis Cup finals to the 2011 French Open, Djokovic had a 43-match win streak, third only to Guillermo Vilas and Ivan Lendl.
  • Djokovic is the youngest player in the Open Era to defeat the top three players in succession when he defeated world number 3 Andy Roddick, world number 2 Nadal, and World number 1 Federer in the 2007 Rogers Cup.
  • He has stayed as the World No 3 for the most consecutive weeks, 91 to be precise.
  • He is the winner of the first “Big 3” tournaments in one season(2011); i.e Australian Open,  Indian Wells Masters, Miami Masters and incidentally shares the record with other three greats; Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras
  • By winning all three of his matches, he played a key role in the 2007 play-off win over Australia, promoting Serbia to World Group in 2008
  • Djokovic had once used three different types of contact lenses in a match against Rafael Nadal.
  • Three is also the number of times Rafael Nadal has lost in a Grand Slam final, all three being Wimbledon.

By the way, the Wimbledon Final was held on July 3

The Unlucky one

Sorry Andy Murray, but as of now there are only three elite players at the top of Men’s Tennis.. Rafa, Roger and Djoker

Raj Amit
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