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Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic won the 2011 Wimbledon Championship, becoming the number one tennis player in the world.
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Later that year, Djokovic faced off against Murray himself in the finals at the U.S. Open. He fought hard against Murray, but he ended up losing the match after five sets.
For the third year in a row, Djokovic took home the men's singles title at the Australian Open in 2013. He was the runner up at Wimbledon that year, losing in the finals to Andy Murray. At the U.S. Open,
Djokovic was the top ranked player. He easily dispatched his opponents in the first three rounds of play, but he lost in the finals to Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic speaks Serbian, Italian, German and English. His two younger brothers, Marko (born in 1991) and Djordje (born in 1995), are both in school and play tennis. Djokovic's lighthearted personality has earned him the nickname "Djoker," a combination of his surname and the word "joker." He is known for his humorous off-court impersonations of fellow tennis players.
Djokovic is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Christian church, and in April 2011, he was awarded the Order of St. Sava, 1st class, the highest decoration given, "for his demonstrated love for the church and the Serbian people." He participates in the Champions for Peace club, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.
Djokovic has been dating Jelena Ristic since 2005. He currently lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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