Offbeat — 04 January 2014

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a 26-year-old tennis player who is currently the World Number 2 in ATP rankings for tennis players. This tall Serbian player has also previously remained the World Number 1 tennis player according to same rankings. His fans regard him as one of the greatest all-time players in the world. This is not surprising after giving a consideration to his six singles titles in Grand Slams. He is also the first Serbian player to have achieved this feat and to have remained as World Number 1 for more than 100 weeks.

Novak Djokovic has also become the first male Serbian player to win the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon Grand Slams. At 2008 Olympics, he made a mark for himself by winning the bronze medal at men’s singles tournament. Apart from these achievements, he is holding various other records to his name. His world records at Open Era tournaments cannot be forgotten by his fans and all lawn tennis lovers. Even amateurs had a lot to learn from his outstanding games and achievements. His perseverance made him play the longest Grand Slam men’s singles match in the Open Era where he constantly played for 5 hours and 53 minutes.

His consistency in the game of tennis can also be observed from his achievement of winning 31 consecutive matches in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series. There are several awards that have contributed to making Novak Djokovic a tennis star. Some of these awards include the Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award, 2011 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, and Order of St. Sava. This right-handed player is specialized at two-handed backhand shots. People like his modern style of playing tennis. Through an aggressive baseline play, Novak Djokovic has gained the recognition of being an all-court player.

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Written by Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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