Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nole is back to no.2 in the ATP Rankings!

   In the latest ATP Ranking list as of March 21, Novak is again ranked second player in the world!
   As a result of beating Roger Federer in the semi-finals of Indian Wells and winning the BNP Paribas trophy with a fantastic victory over Rafael Nadal in the finals, the best Serbian tennis player has climbed to no. 2 in the rankings again this week, overtaking the Swiss, who has dropped to position no.3.
   Nole won 910 points more than last year, going 4 steps further at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event. He now has 8,710 ATP points, 430 more than Federer.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal still holds the no.1 world ranking.
It makes me feel great. It's the crown for my achievements this year. I think I deserve it. I think I've played the best tennis of my life in the last three months. I have been very dedicated, very professional, and I want to keep on going ”, said Nole of returning to the no.2 ranking for the first time since last October.
ATP top 10 as of March 21:
1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 12,630
2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 8,710
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,280
4. Robin Soderling (Sweden) 5,735
5. Andy Murray (Great Britain) 5,545
6. David Ferrer (Spain) 4,510
7. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 4,320
8. Andy Rodick (USA) 3,260
9. Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 3,095
10. Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 2,695

  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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Novak plays tennis on wings of flying plane! (VIDEO)

He is unbeatable on the ground, unstoppable in the air... (VIDEO)
   In order to show you their fastest tennis racquet ever, HEAD Tennis has Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic play the fastest tennis game ever. At over 150 mph, Djokovic needs all the power and speed he has to beat the wind drag, with the help of the HEAD Tennis YouTek IG SPEED MP 18/20 racquet, it almost looks easy...

   See him play tennis on the wings of a flying plane!

SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite  and  headtennis
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Unstoppable Novak clinches 21st career title!

   The best Serbian tennis player of all time, Novak Djokovic, came back from a set down to defeat top seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in 2 hours and 25 minutes in a blockbuster final at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday!
  Nole won his twenty-first career title and third of the season, and extended his perfect record this year to 18-0 which adds further weight to the argument that our champion is currently the best player in the world!
  This is Nole’s sixth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, and his second in Indian Wells (he beat Fish in 2008 finals).
  Novak saved four break points in the fifth game of the first set, but Nadal converted his fifth opportunity when the Serb fired a forehand over the baseline. Two more breaks of serve followed and the Spaniard closed the set 6-4 in 48 minutes.
  Something similar happened in the second set, only this time things went better for Djokovic. We saw three consecutive breaks of serve with Novak breaking Rafa twice, in the sixth and eighth games. He saved a break point and converted his sixth set point to take it 6-3 in 1 hour.
  That was a huge confidence boost for Nole and he was soon 4-0 up with a double break in the decisive third set. Nadal couldn’t do much till the end of the match . Djokovic earned his first ever victory over the Spaniard in a final with two more comfortable holds of serve for 6-2.
" It was just the question of momentum," said Novak after the match. "I managed to hold that very important game at 5-3 and then I was on a roll. I felt that this is the time when I had to use my opportunity and step in and be more aggressive and take it to him, and that's what I did. Again, it was just a couple of points in the end of the second set that kind of turned the match around. "

  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Novak downs Federer again, faces Nadal in the finals!

  The stage was set for the world no.2 rankings battle between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals on Saturday.
  Third seeded Djokovic reached his third final of the season with a fantastic 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory over the Swiss in 2 hours and 6 minutes and will retake the no.2 position on Monday, March 21!
  The Serbian extended his unbeaten run to 19 straight matches, including a 17-0 record in 2011.
  This was Nole's third consecutive win over the 16-time Grand Slam champion. He defeated Federer in both their meetings this year en route to the Australian Open and Dubai titles.
  The 2008 Indian Wells champion made a break in the fifth game of the first set. He faced two break points in the very next game, but saved them both with great serving. The best Serbian tennis player sealed the game with a fantastic volley for 4-2 lead. Federer was serving to stay in the set when Nole brought up two set points at 15-40. The Swiss saved the first but hit wide on the second and Djokovic took the set 6-3 in 43 minutes.
  Nole lost his momentum in the second set. He was broken twice, in the third and ninth games, and Federer won it 6-3.
The 23-year-old Belgrade native broke Federer’s serve already in the opening game of the decisive third set and then saved two break point opportunities before holding for 2-0. The Swiss broke back in the fourth game to equalise the result, but Djokovic found his rhythm again, put the pressure on Federer and broke his serve two more times, in the fifth and seventh games for 5-2 lead. Nole faced a break point in the eighth game but held and closed the set and match 6-2.
" Before the three consecutive wins, he had three consecutive wins, so it's changing," said Novak, "but I feel I've been more confident stepping on the court to face him than I have been in the last few years and I'm just happy about it. "
" That was the biggest test of the tournament for me today. Any time I play Roger, it's a big challenge. He's a great champion, especially in the later stages of a tournament when he plays his best tennis. I played fantastic in the first set and then lost that break at the start of the second and got him back into the game. I was really fortunate to get the crucial break at 2-2 in the last set. "

  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

The first time Nole met his idol!

 After 19 years in tennis Nole has finally met his tennis idol, Pete Sampras. Here's what Nole said about it on his Facebook / Twitter account:

This is the first time I had a chance to personally talk to Pete! I was so excited!
  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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