A powerful and athletic baseliner who grinds his opponents down relentlessly, Djokovic moved inexorably to the top of the world rankings, supplanting Federer and Nadal and claiming twelve Grand Slam titles. He holds the record for ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles and became the third man to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once.
Novak Djokovic Biography
Djokovic turned professional in 2003 and won his first ATP Tour title three years later. From that point on he rose steadily through the rankings, breaking into the top ten in 2007, and at the Australian Open in 2008, he won his first Grand Slam title. He had to wait another two years before adding a second Grand Slam, at the Australian Open of 2011, but there followed a five year spell of dominance in which he monopolised the number one spot in the world rankings and reached 18 out of 24 Grand Slam finals, winning eleven.
Bet on Novak Djokovic
Djokovic clearly suffered a loss of form in the second half of 2016, which appeared to be related to unspecified off the field problems. At the age of twenty-nine it is far too early to be suggesting he is a fading star and there could be one or two opportunities to back him at good odds early in 2017, particularly if he starts slowly.
How to price up Djokovic will be giving bookmakers sleepless nights in the early part of 2017. Less than six months ago he was utterly dominant, and although he has struggled through the autumn, any talk of a decline would be premature. We can probably expect bookmakers to take a cautious approach, but if he starts the season slowly, they will have to start pushing his price out to levels that would have been unthinkable this time last year.