A Serbian professional player, born in the year 1987, Novak Djokovic has been ranked number one by the Associate of Tennis Professionals since July 4th 2011. His winning records and streaks are as worthy of awards in themselves. Novak Djokovic has won five grand slam awards – the 2008, 2011, 2012 Australian Open, the 2011 Wimbledon Championship and the 2011 U.S Open Championship.
What makes Novak Djokovic special is that he is the only Serbian player to have won the Major single title and also one of the youngest players to have reached the semifinals of all four grand slam events consecutively.
Novak Djokovic began his winning season in 2012 by winning the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic won three rounds against Paolo Lorenzi, Nicolas Mahut and Hewitt. In the quarter finals of the same tournament, Novak Djokovic won against David Ferrer, and in the semi finals Djokovic beat Andy Murray before taking on former champion Rafael Nadal in the Final. The match went on for around six hours when finally Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal by 7-5 in the final set.
Apart from all of this, Novak Djokovic was also named as the 2011 ITF World Championship, and was rightly named by Boris Becker as one of the very best tennis players in a long time. What’s more – even Rafael Nadal (who has been defeated by Novak Djokovic on many occasions) has described Djokovic’s as a top class performer.