5 Reasons Novak Djokovic Is the Most Fun Tennis Player to Watch Today
Ranked No. 1 in the world, Novak Djokovic is the hottest player in men's tennis today.
The Serbian sensation has won five Grand Slam titles and is currently battling for his sixth overall and first at Roland Garros.
He has quickly become a fan favorite since his first Grand Slam finals appearance in 2007 and has since solidified himself as one of the best to play the game.
So why, exactly, do we love Djoker so much?
Read on to find out.
He's Good. Really Good.
Don't believe me? Just ask Nick Bollettieri, one of the most respected tennis coaches in the world:
"Djokovic is the most complete player of all time," said Bollettieri. "Strength, speed, technique—no one has ever had such a package like Djokovic."
Bollettieri's resume speaks for itself: Ten of his students have been ranked No. 1 in the world. Some of those names include Agassi, Courier, Seles, Sharapova and the Williams sisters.
It's safe to say Bollettieri knows his tennis, and he knows that the long, athletic Djokovic can do it all.
From the baseline to the net, there is hardly a shot he can't make.
As much as we sports fans love the underdog, it is truly something to watch a player who is a master at their trade—and Djoker is just that.
Djoker and Rafa
Just when the Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer rivalry was really heating up, Djokovic burst onto the scene, making it a three-way battle for the top spot in tennis.
One of the most unique and interesting factors of the sport of tennis are the one-on-one matchups, and those between Djokovic and Nadal have been nothing less than great to watch.
Nadal holds the all-time advantage thanks to his dominance on clay, but Djokovic's last three Grand Slam titles have come thanks to a finals victory over Nadal.
Seeded No. 1 and 2 at Roland Garros, the duo is set for a crash course in the French Open finals.
With Djokovic aiming for his first French Open title and Nadal still looking unbeatable on clay, it is sure to be a thrilling final if the two do indeed meet.
The best part: The two 25-year-old stars will likely have many more grudge matches to come, even long after the French Open.
Djoker and Federer
Perhaps even more enthralling than the Djokovic-Nadal rivalry, has been that between Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Back at the 2007 US Open, Federer stopped Djoker in his first Grand Slam finals appearance, and the two have yet to meet in a Grand Slam final since.
The two have traded blows in numerous Grand Slam semifinal matches, however.
Of course, who could forget the epic match at last year's French Open semis when Federer halted Djokovic's incredible 43-match win streak?
Looking forward, the stage is set again. If they advance as expected, the two will meet in the semifinals at Roland Garros for what should be another great match.
If Djokovic is to win his first French Open title, he may have to go through both of his biggest rivals to do it.
Djoker's Incredible 2011
In 2011, in one of the most amazing seasons in tennis history, Djokovic truly became a tennis superstar.
He won 10 singles tournament titles, including three Grand Slams, finished 70-6 overall (including 43 consecutive wins), saw his prize money eclipse $12 million and overtook Nadal for the No. 1 ranking.
It was during this incredible season that serious and casual tennis fans alike couldn't help but take notice as Djoker solidified himself as one of the greatest players in the sport.
Djokovic's play not only drew the attention of fans everywhere, but it even became the envy of his opponents.
"Novak had an unbelievable season," Nadal said before the ATP World Tour Finals last season. "It's probably the highest level of tennis that I ever saw."
The Fan Friendly Star
The word "ego" just doesn't seem to be anywhere in the vocabulary of tennis's biggest star.
The humble Serbian just keeps winning but always makes time for his fans.
Djoker has the million-dollar smile and the beautiful girlfriend (who isn't some famous model or actress) to go along with it.
He is everything that a star athlete should be, which is why tennis fans can't help but root for Djoker.