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.

Nadal, Ljubicic advance to quarterfinals

PARIS, June 5 (UPI) -- Reigning champion Rafael Nadal and Croatian star Ivan Ljubicic advanced Monday to the quarterfinals of the French Open.

Nadal gets another win in Paris

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain rallied Saturday to beat France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in the third round of the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

Hewitt wins in a little pain in Paris

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Lleyton Hewitt of Australia Thursday advanced to the third round of the French Open at Paris.

Ljubicic, Blake among Hamburg winners

HAMBURG, Germany, May 15 (UPI) -- Croat Ivan Ljubicic and American James Blake were among Monday's opening-round winners at Germany's $2.45 million Masters Series Hamburg.

Federer wins second round in Monte-Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 superstar Roger Federer needed all three sets Monday to get past Serb Novak Djokovic in opening-round play at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Ferrer, Henman lose at Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- David Ferrer, the No. 3 seed, and Tim Henman Thursday both lost their second-round matches at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Ljubicic to meet Koubek in Zagreb final

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic beat Novak Djokovic, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-4, Saturday in the semifinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.

Ljubicic makes Zagreb semifinals

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Ivan Ljubicic Friday was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Mikhail Youzhny in the quarterfinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.

Ljubicic rolls on at Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic, the top seed, beat Kenneth Carlsen 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, Thursday in the second round of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.

Roddick makes the quarters at Paris

PARIS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick registered a 6-1, 6-2, win over Dominik Hrbaty Thursday in the third round at the Paris Masters.

Coria and Puerta upset in Paris Masters

PARIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Argentine stars Guillermo Coria and Mariano Puerta were early losers Tuesday at the BNP Paribas Masters, last of nine Masters Series events this year.

Gaudio, Ancic advance in Lyon

LYON, France, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Argentine Gaston Gaudio and seventh-seeded Croat Mario Ancic were opening-round winners Monday at the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix.

Federer wins again at the U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, the reigning champion, and former winner Lleyton Hewitt both had straight-set wins Friday at the U.S. Open. Federer, who has won his last 20 matc

Mayer, Ferrer advance in Romania tennis

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany beat Arnaud Di Pasquale of France Thursday in the second round of the Romanian Open.
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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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