Friday, October 17, 2008

Novaj Djokovic

Novak Djokovic born May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia (part of Yugoslavia at the time), is a Serbian professional tennis player and current World No. 3.
In January 2008, he won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. After a straight sets win over World No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer in the semifinals, Djokovic won the final in four sets against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He thereby became the first player representing Serbia ever to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached all four Grand Slam semifinals.
Djokovic was the runner-up at the 2007 US Open and has reached six Masters Series finals, winning four of them. He also reached the semifinals of the 2007 and 2008 French Opens and the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. On his debut appearance at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008), Djokovic defeated James Blake of the United States to win a bronze medal.

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