Gasquet wins, Ferrero loses in France

METZ, France, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Frenchman Richard Gasquet was a winner Tuesday but former world No. 1 Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero lost at the Open de Moselle in France.

Federer, Nadal advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top seed Roger Federer and second-seeded Rafael Nadal won their matches Sunday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Roddick easy winner in U.S. Open opener

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick posted a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 victory Monday over Frenchman Florent Serra in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships.

Djokovic, Wawrinka reach Croatia final

UMAG, Croatia, July 29 (UPI) -- Serb Novak Djokovic had to play four sets Saturday in the rain-delayed Croatia Open before joining Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka for Sunday's final.

Moya advances to Umag semifinals

UMAG, Croatia, July 28 (UPI) -- Four-time champion Carlos Moya was among Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Croatia Open Tennis Tournament in Umag.

Djokovic rolls on at the Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 27 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic of Yugoslavia and Spain's Carlos Moya were among Thursday's second-round winners at the Croatia Open Tennis Tournament in Umag.

Moya wins but Coria loses in Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 25 (UPI) -- Four-time champion Carlos Moya won but defending champ Guillermo Coria of Argentina suffered a first-round upset Tuesday at the Croatia Open in Umag.

Djokovic wins the Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 23 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic beat Nicholas Massu Sunday in straight sets to win the Dutch Open Tennis Tournament in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Massu, Djokovic in Dutch Open final

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 22 (UPI) -- Nicolas Massu of Chile and Novak Djokovic of Serbia will meet in Sunday's final at the clay-court Dutch Open in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

Coria in Dutch Open semifinals

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 21 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Guillermo Coria of Argentina led Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Dutch Open Tennis Tournament in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Coria makes Dutch Open quarterfinals

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Guillermo Coria of Argentina was among Thursday's second-round winners at the clay-court Dutch Open in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Mathieu, Djokovic win Dutch openers

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu and third-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic were among Monday's first-round winners at the Dutch Open.

Ancic among Ordina Open winners

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Mario Ancic led Wednesday's winners in the second round of the Ordina Open Tennis Tournament at 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

Nadal extends winning streak in Paris

PARIS, June 7 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal Wednesday advanced to the men's semifinals at the French Open in Paris when Novak Djokovic retired with thigh and back ailments.

Federer vs. Nalbandian in French semifinal

PARIS, June 6 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer will play third-ranked David Nalbandian in Friday's French Open semifinals after both posted quarterfinal victories Tuesday.
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Novak Djokovic
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)


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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