Top 10 players of the decade - Men (Part 1)
In our last two editions of the 'BEST of the DECADE' we talked about 10 of the finest women's players that graced the tennis world with their guile, charm and charisma. So, now we turn our attention to men who dominated the 2000-09 decade with their phenomenal achievements and swashbuckling performances to make the cut at the 'top 10 best male tennis players of the decade' list.
10 - Novak Djokovic
We kick off our top 10 list with a player who is undoubtly, one of the finest players of his generation, Novak Djokovic. The mighty Serbian first came into limelight when he beat some of the biggest names in tennis including six time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, to win the 2007 ATP Masters series event in Miami. Djokovic then made impressive progress at the Grand slam level with a French Open quarterfinal already under his belt. The following months turned out to be truly remarkable for the Serb, who made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon and shocked the top three players in the world (No.3 Roddick, No.2 Nadal and No.1 Federer) to win his second masters shield of the year in Toronto, Canada. More success followed when Djokovic reached the maiden slam final of his career at the U.S. Open where he held several set points before succumbing to defeat at the hands of Roger Federer in straight sets. The year 2008 brought the well-deserved .............................
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