It is the great reference of Serbian sport worldwide. It is the No. 1 tennis player in the ATP ranking , it is one of the most popular sport in the world of men. It is Novak Djokovic and be the champion of Serbia in London 2012. The decision was taken by the Serbian Olympic Committee after Djokovic’s participation in the tournament Roland Garros event in which reached the semifinals. Thus, the owner of the first in the world rankings of the ATP binds to players of first level as the Spanish Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Russian Maria Sharapova , who will also be standard bearers for their countries at the ceremony opening of the games to be held on July 27.

The Serbian team

The first statements made by the player once heard the news were: “We are all very pleased with the great event that is the Olympic Games. For me it is an honor to carry the flag of Serbia “. On July 27, “Nole” (as he is nicknamed) who will lead the Serbian delegation, comprised of approximately 100 athletes.

In addition to the announcement that Djokovic is the champion of Serbia in London 2012 , the Serbian Olympic Committee determined that the tennis team will participate in the Olympics will be composed of: Janko Tipsarevic (No. 8 in the world ranking ATP), Nenad Zimonjic (6th in the world in doubles category), Ana Ivanovic (13th in the ranking of the female branch of the WTA) and himself “Nole”.

“Nole” remove merits

The standard bearer for Serbia will seek the long – awaited gold medal fasten it at No. 1 ATP ranking, as is coveted by the Spanish Rafael Nadal who recently won the tournament Roland Garros and can be important ranking points if He maintains his reign on the Olympic podium.Djokovic, 25 , became the best player in the world in 2011 after winning the Wimbledon tournament (one of the four Grand Slam circuit of Professional Tennis Association). Wimbledon is a tournament that is held precisely in England and is played on grass court ( in the same way the matches of the Olympic Games will be played ).

It was also Australia Open winner on three occasions (2008, 2011 and 2012), as champion at Wimbledon and the US Open the consecrated once. Only detracts win the Roland Garros tournament which was a finalist in 2012, losing the final against Rafael Nadal. He won the Davis Cup with Serbia team in 2012 and reached the Olympic podium in Beijing 2008 to take on his neck a bronze medal in singles.

Next challenge:

The best tennis player in the world is the great hope for Serbia to get the gold medal of the Tennis discipline in the men, but must overcome the major obstacles that impose the tournament, such as the Spanish Rafael Nadal (current monarch the gold medal of Beijing 2008) and Swiss Roger Federer, who is seeking first the gold medal in singles .

Novak Djokovic is the champion of Serbia in London 2012 and will be one of the most closely watched during the dispute of athletes Olympic Tennis London 2012 . The world No. 1 in Tennis say “present” in the Olympics and promises not to disappoint sports fans.