The Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is currently ranked world number one.
Novak Djokovic recently won the 2015 Wimbledon Title, earning his ninth major singles title and making UK gambling news. At the moment, the Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic holds the number one ranking in men’s tennis by the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP). Holding the number one position for an impressive 156 weeks, Djokovic is considered some to be one of the greatest players of all time.
• Discovered at 6 by Jelena Gencic
• Juniors record 40 wins 11 losses
• 5th Australian Open surpassing Agassi and Federer
In 2011, Djokovic won three Grand Slams in a calendar year becoming only the sixth male player to do so. The next year, he was the ninth player to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam titles. Djokovic has set several tennis records including the youngest player to separately and consecutively reach the semifinals of all four Grand Slams. In addition, he played in a Grand Slam finals match for 5 hours and 53 minutes, setting the record for the longest Grand Slam final in history.
Djokovic’s early years
Djokovic was born in 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia. Starting to play tennis as four, he and his two younger brothers also studied tennis. When Djokovic was six, he was discovered by Jelena Gencic, a Slavic professional player. Claiming he was the greatest talent she’s seen since the legendary Monica Seles, Gencic worked with the future Wimbledon champion Djokovic for six years until she insisted he needed to seek better competition abroad. It was arranged for Djokovic to enrolled in Germany at the Pilic tennis academy.
Spending four years in Oberschleissheim, Djokovic began is international career winning European championships in singles, doubles and team competition. At 14, he was able to amass a Juniors record of 40 wins and 11 losses giving him a Junior ranking of 24. Djokovic appeared at his first professional Grand Slam at Australian Open in 2005.
Although he was defeated in the first round by Marat Safin, Djokovic would later seize the record for the most Australian Open wins at five.
That loss and third round appearances at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open resulted in Djokovic having a top 40 ranking the following year. In 2006, Djokovic won his first ATP title at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort without dropping a set. After helping Serbia and Montenegro gain a 3-1 lead in Davis Cup against Great Britain, the British attempted to offer the 19-year old Djokovic English citizenship. The following year, he lost in the fourth round to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the semi final at the French Open.
Due to an injury suffered from a previous five-hour match with Marcos Baghdatis, Djokovic had to forfeit to Rafael Nadal in the semi-final at Wembledon. He would beat Andy Roddick, Nadal and Federer to win the Rogers Cup making him the first player since Boris Becker to beat the three top players in the world in a single tournament. In addition, Djokovic made US gambling news when he reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic wins his first title defense
Djokovic would go on to advance a second consecutive Grand Slam Final at the Australian Open and won the title. Although he didn’t earn any more Grand Slams that year, Djokovic would win a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The future Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was able to keep this ATP ranking of number three for years by playing more matches than any player on the ATP World Tour.
In 2010 Djokovic was able to earn a number two ranking after losing in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open to Jo Winefred Tsonga and was able to advance Serbia to the Davis Cup Final. Djokovic won 10 tournaments in 2011 including wins at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. In addition, he was able to set a new record for the most prize money won in a single season at USD 12 million. Although he dropped out at the end of the season with a back injury, Djokovic earned an ATP ranking of number one.
Many notable figures including Becker, Nadal and Pete Sampras called Djokovic’s 2011 season, the best tennis they ever saw. In 2012, the current Wembledon Champion Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open. Also, he had two long matches that were nearly 5 hours and 6 hours long setting an Open Era record. Djokovic was finally able to win the French Open. That year, Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.
Then next year Djokovic won his 36th singles title at the Dubai Tennis Championships and was able to hold the world number one ranking for 100 weeks. With a wrist injury and a string of unpleasant luck, Djokovic finally won the 2014 Wimbledon which was the first time since 2011, that Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic has held a Grand Slam title. In 2015, Djokovic won a record-breaking fifth Australian Open making gambling news plus impressive wins at Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Rome Masters. After a loss at the French Open, Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win the Wimbledon title.