The nineteen-year-old Djokovic, who was ranked sixty-third in the world at the time, mostly dismissed the story at first by saying that the talks were not serious, describing them as "the British being very kind to us after the Davis Cup." Britain was offering me a lot of opportunities and they needed someone because Andy [Murray] was the only one, and still is.That had to be a disappointment for all the money they invest. I had begun to make some for myself, enough to afford to travel with a coach, and I said, 'Why the heck?Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 30 Masters 1000 series titles, 12 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and has held the No.1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 223 weeks.In his semi-final match against Nadal, he was forced to retire with elbow problems in the third set, after winning the first and losing the second set. Djokovic was also only the second player, after Tomáš Berdych, to have defeated both Federer and Nadal since they became the top two players in the world.Djokovic's next tournament was the Rogers Cup in Montreal, and he defeated No. After this tournament, Björn Borg stated that Djokovic "is definitely a contender to win a Grand Slam (tournament)." The following week at the Cincinnati Masters, Djokovic lost in the second round to Moyà in straight sets.Three weeks after Wimbledon, Djokovic won his first ATP title at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort without losing a set, defeating Nicolás Massú in the final.He won his second career title at the Moselle Open in Metz, and moved into the top 20 for the first time in his career.
If I had played for Great Britain, of course I would have played exactly as I do for my country but deep inside, I would never have felt that I belonged. Djokovic then reached the quarterfinals of both the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome, where he lost to Nadal, and the Hamburg Masters, where he was defeated by Carlos Moyà.
1 by the ATP and the first male player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Sava, the Order of Karađorđe's Star, and the Order of the Republika Srpska.
Djokovic has won numerous awards, including the 2012, 2015, and 2016 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, 2011 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, five-time ITF World Champion, and four-time ATP year-end No. Genčić worked with young Djokovic over the following six years before realizing that, due to his rapid development, going abroad in search of increased level of competition was the best option for his future.
In Serbia's tie against Russia in Moscow in early 2008, Djokovic was sidelined due to influenza and was forced to miss his first singles match.
He returned to win his doubles match, teaming with Nenad Zimonjić, before being forced to retire during his singles match with Nikolay Davydenko.
His impersonations have also become popular on You Tube.