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Djokovic No. 1 going into Australian Open

Djokovic No. 1 going into Australian Open

LONDON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic has a lock on the world's No. 1 men's tennis ranking as he competes in the first major tournament of 2013.

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Did Djokovic get easier Australian draw?

Did Djokovic get easier Australian draw?

MELBOURNE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic's opponents in his quest for a third consecutive Australian Open could include either Roger Federer or Andy Murray but not both.

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Djokovic enjoys easy draw in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic received a favorable draw Friday in his bid to win the Australian Open for the third straight year.

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Djokovic given No. 1 seed in Australia

Djokovic given No. 1 seed in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, going for a third consecutive Australian Open championship, on Monday was announced as the top seed for the 2013 tournament.
Djokovic tops ATP rankings

Djokovic tops ATP rankings

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Two-time defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic leads the ATP world rankings the week before the year's first major tennis tournament.

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Injuries could hurt Nadal's ranking

Injuries could hurt Nadal's ranking

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The 2013 ATP tennis schedule opens this week but much of the attention is on Rafael Nadal because he's not playing any time soon.

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Nadal to miss Australian Open

Nadal to miss Australian Open

MADRID, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- World No. 4-ranked Rafael Nadal said Friday he will miss next month's Australian Open due to illness.

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Nadal skips Abu Dhabi event with virus

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal Tuesday pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi with a stomach virus.
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka capped years in which each won six tournaments, including a Grand Slam event, with world No. 1 tennis rankings.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
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Andy Murray returns a shot during his semi final match against Novak Djokovic at the Sony Ericsson Open at the Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida on March 30, 2007. Djokovic defeated Murray 6-1, 6-0. (UPI Photo/ Susan Knowles)
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Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, Novak Đoković pronounced  ( listen); born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who has been ranked number one in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 4 July 2011. He has won four Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008 and 2011 Australian Open championships, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning these three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the 6th player in the open era to win 3 Majors in a calendar year. He is the first player representing Serbia to win a Major singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events, separately and consecutively. Amongst other titles, he won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and was also on the team which won the 2010 Davis Cup.

He is considered the best male tennis player to ever come out of Serbia, the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. Djokovic is also a double winner of The Best Sportsperson of Serbia award and the award for The Best Sportsman by the Olympic Committee of Serbia. He has been awarded the Order of St. Sava, the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Djokovic is a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia.

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