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Wawrinka tops Nadal, wins Australian Open championship

Wawrinka tops Nadal, wins Australian Open championship

MELBOURNE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in four sets Sunday in earning his first Grand Slam title in the men's final of the Australian Open.
Wawrinka looks for first win over Nadal -- in Australian Open final

Wawrinka looks for first win over Nadal -- in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka has had a series of firsts recently but he needs a huge victory Sunday to grab the biggest first of his tennis career.
Nadal beats Federer, advances to Australian Open final

Nadal beats Federer, advances to Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in straight sets Friday and earned a spot in the Australian Open finals opposite Stanislas Wawrinka.
Wawrinka beats Berdych in Australian Open semifinal

Wawrinka beats Berdych in Australian Open semifinal

MELBOURNE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka edged Tomas Berdych in four sets Thursday and advanced to the finals of the Australian Open.
Radwanska ousts Azarenka at Australian Open

Radwanska ousts Azarenka at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska ousted two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka with a third-set shutout Wednesday at the Australian Open.
Wawrinka beats Djokovic, moves to Australian Open semis

Wawrinka beats Djokovic, moves to Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka ended Novak Djokovic 25-match Australian Open winning streak with an impressive five-set victory Tuesday.
Dimitrov joins elite field in Australian Open quarters

Dimitrov joins elite field in Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Grigor Dimitrov won in four sets Monday and advanced to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal where he will meet No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
Djokovic advances to 7th straight Australian Open quarterfinal

Djokovic advances to 7th straight Australian Open quarterfinal

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic breezed through in straight sets and all the men's favorites won Sunday in the Australian Open fourth round.
Robredo upsets Gasquet at Australian Open

Robredo upsets Gasquet at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Tommy Robredo defeated ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet Friday, the second Top 10 player to exit the Australian Open men's singles draw in 24 hours.
Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic ran his Australia Open winning streak to 23 matches Wednesday with a straight-set, second-round victory over Leonardo Mayer.
Del Potro making up ground in ATP rankings

Del Potro making up ground in ATP rankings

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro, who won last week's ATP tournament in Sydney, pulled closer to his stated goal of reaching the top three in the ATP world rankings
Djokovic a straight-set winner in Australian Open

Djokovic a straight-set winner in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic started his attempt at an Open Era-record fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a straight-set win Monday.
Del Potro beats Tomic for Apia International ATP Title

Del Potro beats Tomic for Apia International ATP Title

SYDNEY, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Juan Martin del Potro rolled to the Apia International Sydney title Saturday, beating Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
Djokovic to open Australian Open against 90th-ranked Lacko

Djokovic to open Australian Open against 90th-ranked Lacko

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic opens his attempt for a fourth-consecutive Australian Open title against Lukas Lacko, the draw for the year's first tennis major showed Friday.
Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were named the No. 1 seeds Thursday for the first major tennis championship of the year -- the Australian Open.
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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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