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2011 was a fantastic year for tennis fans, and especially for Novak Djokovic. He won a total of 10 tournaments, which included Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon. He was named the Player of the Year by ITF and was hailed by tennis greats such as Boris Becker and Pete Sampras.

He climbed to the world no. 1 ranking as a result of his multiple victories and set the record for the highest amount of prize money ever won, a staggering 12 million USD.

He finished the year on a high, by claiming the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, held in Abu Dhabi. He defeated the Spaniard, David Ferrer, in the finals. But the road to the finals wasn’t a cakewalk. His semi-final opponent was ex world no. 1, Roger Federer. Novak Djokovic saw off that threat with a straight set victory, winning 6-2, 6-1.

This just goes to show the level of tennis that Djokovic is playing nowadays. Djokovic continued his stellar performance by crushing the world no. 5, Ferrer, by the same score. Defeating two world class players in consecutive matches in straight sets is no mean feat.

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