Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 4 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Djokovic holds the second-highest match winning rate (82.7%) in the Open Era, as of June 2017.
Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, the fourth most in history, and held the No.1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 223 weeks. In majors, Djokovic has won six Australian Open titles, three Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles and one French Open title. In 2016, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam; by winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic became the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Larve in 1969, and the first ever to do so on three different surfaces.
Djokovic has won an all-time record of 30 Masters 1000 series titles, tied with Rafael Nadal. Djokovic’s records include breaking the single-season record with six masters titles in 2015, winning 31 consecutive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series matches, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (shared with Roger Federer and Nadal), and being the only player to win eight of the nine events (and at least twice).
Djokovic won ten tournaments in 2011, including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Djokovic also captured a record-breaking five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, and set a new record for the most prize money won in a single season on the ATP World Tour ($12 million). His level dropped at season’s end beginning with a back injury and ended with a poor showing at the ATP World Tour Finals. Djokovic finished the season with a 70–6 record and a year-end ranking of world No. 1.
Pete Sampras declared Djokovic’s 2011 season as the best he has ever seen in his lifetime, calling it “one of the best achievements in all of sports.” Boris Becker called Djokovic’s season “one of the very best years in tennis of all time”, adding that it “may not be the best statistically, but he’s beaten Federer, he’s beaten Nadal, he’s beaten everybody that came around to challenge him in the biggest tournaments in the world.” Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in six finals on three different surfaces, described Djokovic’s performances as “probably the highest level of tennis that I ever saw.” Djokovic was named 2011 World Champion. He also received the Golden Bagel Award by winning 13 sets with the result of 6–0 during the season