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Six Degrees of…Novak Djokovic
How is new Tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic connected to a real estate tycoon and a famous blonde soprano? Check out his six degrees to find out.
July 4, 2011 4:42 by Precious de Leon
Serbian native Novak Djokovic is currently the World’s No. 1 tennis player, ranked by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won three Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 and 2011 Australian Open championships and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam events, separately and consecutively.
Off the court, the 24-year-old was awarded the Order of St. Sava I class in April this year. It is the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church for his support and assistance to the Serbian people, churches and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija.
With Djokovic voted as the most popular Serbian athlete in 2009 and 2010, he has had several appearances on TV, including as a host in the latest Eurovision. Serbian band Zona B has also dedicated a song entitled The Joker to the champion tennis player.
Djokovic’s Wimbledon win allowed him to end his 7-year battle with this former No. 1 tennis player.
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