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2011 Novak Djokovic tennis season

2011 Novak Djokovic tennis season
Name Novak Djokovic
Country  Serbia
Calendar prize money $12,619,803
Singles
Season record 70–6 (92.1%)
Calendar titles 10
Year-end ranking No. 1
Ranking change from previous year Increase2
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W
French Open SF
Wimbledon W
US Open W
Doubles
Season record 3–5 (37,5%)
Calendar titles 0
Year-end ranking 240
Ranking change from previous year Decrease77
Davis Cup
Davis Cup SF
Injuries
Injuries 7–21 February (shoulder injury)[1]
11–25 April (knee injury)[2]
6–20 June (patellar tendinitis)[3]
16 September – 20 October (ruptured back muscle)[4]
Last updated on: 26 November 2011.

The 2011 Novak Djokovic tennis season is widely regarded as one of the greatest seasons ever in men's tennis.[5] He ended the year with 10-1 record against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. He remained undefeated until the French Open semifinals in June, compiling a 41-match winning streak. Djokovic won ten tournaments, three of them Grand Slam events: the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and the US Open.[5] He won a record five Masters Series 1000 titles: Indian Wells, Miami and Canada, played on hard courts, and Madrid and Rome, on clay.[6] Djokovic also won in Dubai and at the Serbia Open.

Djokovic won seventy matches and lost only six (including two where he had to retire due to injury). He beat Nadal in six finals during the season and reached the World number 1 ranking for the first time on 4 July, keeping this ranking for the rest of the season.[7] Among the six finals he defeated Nadal, two were in Masters tournaments on clay: a notable reversal due to the fact that he had lost all 9 matches he had played against Nadal on clay prior to this season. He also set a new season record by winning 12.6 million dollars of prize money on the ATP World Tour.[8]

Year summary

Early Hardcourt events

Australian Open

Djokovic hoisting the trophy

In the last week of January Djokovic took on the four-time and reigning champion Roger Federer. The first set was won in a tiebreaker, which went to Djokovic in seven-points-to-three. In the second set, Djokovic took an early break of serve, when Federer overhit his backhand shot. But Djokovic let Federer to gain control, and Federer broke twice to take a four-games-to-two lead. In a pivotal ninth game, Federer was serving for the set, but hit an ineffective drop shot that allowed Djokovic back into the set. In the eleventh game, Federer again lost serve, paving the way for Djokovic to go up two-sets-to-none. Federer broke Djokovic in the eight game of the third set to level it at four-games all, but Djokovic broke again in the ninth game. This allowed Djokovic to serve out the match.[9]

In the final, Djokovic took on Andy Murray, with Murray coming under serious duress in the second game, when he had to survive a 14-minute service game. Murray held serve at this key juncture, and the first set stayed on serve until the tenth game. During that crucial game, they were embroiled in a 39-shot tussle, which gave the relieved Serb a break point. Djokovic took the break of serve on the subsequent point, and captured the first set in a hard-fought 59 minutes. Djokovic quickly overcame the Briton in the second set to take a five-games-to-none advantage, which allowed him to take the set, only losing two games. Djokovic went on to win the third set, which allowed him to capture his second Australian Open title.[10]

Dubai

In February in the Dubai final, Federer was unable to hold serve in the third game, allowing Djokovic to get the upper hand in the first set. In the second set Federer was first to break, but he could not hold on to the advantage. Djokovic won the match.[11]

Indian Wells Masters

In the first half of March Djokovic met Federer in the semifinals of Indian Wells, and they split the opening two sets of the match. Djokovic quickly broke Federer's service in the third set, but had to stave off two break points on his own serve to go up two-games-to-love. The players traded breaks until Djokovic won the final four games to take the set and match. With this win Djokovic moved up to Number 2 in the ATP World Tour Rankings.[12]

Djokovic played Rafael Nadal in the final, for their first encounter of the season. The first set went to Nadal via two breaks of Djokovic's serve. In the second set, Djokovic was up five-games-to-three, and faced five deuces before taking the set. In the third set Djokovic took command and lost only two games to take victory.[13]

Miami Masters

In the second half of March Djokovic met Nadal for the second time of the season in the finals yet again. Nadal quickly took a three-games-to-one advantage, and saved breakpoints to advance to five-games-to-one. Djokovic recovered a break but couldn't avoid losing the set. Djokovic started well in the second set, going up four-games-to-love. Djokovic won the second set to force a deciding third set. The final set was decided in a tiebreak. Djokovic got down early in the tiebreak, but recovered to win the match.[14]

Clay court events

Serbia Open

In April in his hometown tournament Djokovic met Spaniard Feliciano López in the final of the Serbia Open in Belgrade. The first set went to a tiebreaker, which was won by Djokovic. Djokovic went on to the victory in the match, only losing two games in the second set.[15][16]

Madrid Masters

In May in the final of the Madrid Masters, Djokovic took a four-games-to-love lead over Rafael Nadal, but Nadal came back to five-games-all. Djokovic was able to break again and took the opening set. Djokovic got broken in the opening service game of the second set, but came back to win the set and the match.[17]

Rome Masters

Djokovic met Andy Murray in the semifinals of the Rome Masters. Djokovic went to a one set lead. Murray took the second set with just one break of serve in the sixth game of the set. In the third set, Murray was serving for the match at five-games-to-four, but Djokovic broke back. The match was decided in a tiebreak, with Djokovic winning it.[18]

Djokovic played Nadal in the finals. Djokovic failed to serve for the set after getting a break in the eight game, but took the set after getting another break. The second set was very close, with Djokovic converting his fourth matchpoint to win the title, his second Masters title on clay courts this year.[19]

With this victory Djokovic was the first player to qualify for the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals.[20]

French Open

Djokovic met Roger Federer in the semifinals. It was the first time the two rivals met at Roland Garros. Federer went into the match with a 13–9 lead in their head to head matchup as well as a 2–1 lead in their head-to-head on clay.[21] The first set featured an exchange of breaks, with Federer taking the tiebreak when Djokovic hit a forehand into the net at 5–6. In the second set Federer capitalized on an early break to take a two sets lead. Djokovic came back by winning the third set. The fourth set was close with both players holding serve through the first eight games. In the ninth game Djokovic finally managed to break and prepared to serve to level the match. Federer broke back. Djokovic had another break opportunity in the eleventh service game, but the set went into a tiebreak. Roger Federer finally sealed the match with an ace on his first matchpoint.[22] The loss marked Djokovic's first defeat of the season (with Federer also being the last man to defeat Djokovic in 2010), ending a 43-match win streak and his chance to win the Calendar Year Grand Slam. [23]

Grass court events

Wimbledon Championships

Djokovic at Wimbledon

In June Djokovic took on Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals of Wimbledon. The match started out in an inauspicious way for Djokovic, as he was broken in his opening service game. Djokovic broke back in tenth game, and went on to win the first set in a tiebreak. Djokovic also took the second set. The third set was an up-and-down affair with several breaks of serve, but also ended in a tiebreak. Tsonga took this third set. Next Djokovic won the fourth set and the match. This win allowed Djokovic to take over the World Number 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.[24][25]

Djokovic met Nadal for their first meeting in a Wimbledon final. Djokovic took the first set with his first break in the match. The second and third sets were quite lopsided affairs. Djokovic took the second set, but Nadal hit back in the third set. At four-games-to-three in the fourth set, Djokovic managed to get the needed break of serve. Next he served out the match to take his first Wimbledon title.[26]

US Open Series events

Canada Masters

In the August US Open Series Djokovic played Mardy Fish in the final of the Canada Masters. Djokovic got off to a good start by winning the first set while losing only two games. In the fifth game of the second set, Djokovic lost his serve to Fish, who went on to take the set. In the third set, Djokovic was serving for the match at five-games-to-three, and took the match on his fourth match point. This was Djokovic's fifth Masters Series victory for the season, a record.[27]

Cincinnati Masters

Djokovic faced Andy Murray in the finals. The match stayed on serve until the seventh game, when Murray got a break, allowing him to take the opening set. After Murray won the first three games in the second set, Djokovic retired from the match with a shoulder injury.[28][29]

US Open

Djokovic met Federer in the US Open for the fifth year in a row, this time in the semi-finals. Federer took the first two sets, and Djokovic won the next two sets. In the decisive fifth set, Djokovic dropped his serve in the eighth game, allowing Federer to serve for the match. Federer got two match points, but Djokovic was able to save them and break back. With another break of serve Djokovic won the match and reached his third Major final of the season.[30]

Djokovic played Nadal in the final, their second successive Major final, and their sixth encounter in a final for the season. The first two sets saw Nadal taking two-games-to-love leads. But on both occasions Djokovic recovered to take a two sets lead. Djokovic was serving for the match in the twelfth game of the third set, but was broken by Nadal. Nadal took that set in a tiebreak. Despite receiving treatment early in the fourth set, Djokovic went on to win the match in four sets, taking his first US Open title.[31][32]

Late Hardcourt events

In October at the 2011 Swiss Indoors, Djokovic lost in the semifinals to Kei Nishikori, for only his fourth loss of the season.[33]

In November during the Paris Masters, Djokovic withdrew against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.[34]

ATP World Tour Finals

Djokovic qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth consecutive year.[20] Novak was drawn into group A alongside Tomáš Berdych, David Ferrer and Andy Murray.[35] He beat Berdych, lost to Ferrer in straights and then lost to replacement player Janko Tipsarević, who substituted Murray.[36] With a 1–2 record in the round-robin stage he was eliminated from the tournament.[37]

Davis Cup

In September Djokovic missed the first rubber of the Davis Cup tie vs Argentina. He came back to play Juan Martín del Potro in the fourth rubber, and lost the first set, before withdrawing with injury midway through the second set. Serbia lost the tie.[38]

Hopman Cup

In January Djokovic teamed up with Ana Ivanovic to represent Serbia in the Hopman Cup. They reached the final, but had to withdraw before the match because Ivanovic sustained an injury.[39]

Analysis

Tennis Magazine ranked it the third Greatest tennis season of the Open Era, behind Roger Federer's 2006 and Rod Laver's 1969.[40] Pete Sampras hailed Djokovic's 2011 season as the best he has ever seen in his lifetime, calling it "one of the best achievements in all of sports."[41] Boris Becker called Djokovic's season "one of the very best years in tennis of all time," adding that it "may not be the best statistically, but he's beaten Federer, he's beaten Nadal, he's beaten everybody that came around to challenge him in the biggest tournaments in the world."[42] Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in six finals on three different surfaces, described Djokovic's performances as "probably the highest level of tennis that I ever saw."[43]

Djokovic's performance improved on all grounds compared to the previous year, especially on his return games, with the efficiency of his second serve return points (overall 58%) leading him to the season best return games won statistics (39%). Justin Gimelstob attributed Djokovic's consistency to the improvement in his service game, particularly when it came to his second services, which was just one percent behind of those statistic leaders like Nadal and Federer. According to him Djokovic's strength derived from his agility, his backhand and his return of serve, which was the best on the 2011 tour.[44]

All matches

This table lists all the matches of Djokovic this year, including walkovers W/O (they are marked ND for non-decision)

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles matches

Tournament
#
Round
Opponent
Rank
Result
Score
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
January 16, 2011
1
1R
Marcel Granollers
42
Win
6–1, 6–3, 6–1
2
2R
Ivan Dodig
81
Win
7–5, 6–7(8–10), 6–0, 6–2
3
3R
Viktor Troicki
27
Win
6–2, Ret.
4
4R
Nicolás Almagro
14
Win
6–3, 6–4, 6–0
5
QF
Tomáš Berdych
6
Win
6–1, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
6
SF
Roger Federer
2
Win
7–6(7–3), 7–5, 6–4
7
F
Andy Murray
5
Win (1)
6–4, 6–2, 6–3
Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
February 21, 2011
8
1R
Michaël Llodra
27
Win
6–3, 6–3
9
2R
Feliciano López
41
Win
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
10
QF
Florian Mayer
38
Win
7–5, 6–1
11
SF
Tomáš Berdych
7
Win
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 4–2 Ret.
12
F
Roger Federer
2
Win (2)
6–3, 6–3
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 8, 2011
1R
Bye
13
2R
Andrey Golubev
39
Win
6–0, 6–4
14
3R
Ernests Gulbis
34
Win
6–0, 6–1
15
4R
Viktor Troicki
18
Win
6–0, 6–1
16
QF
Richard Gasquet
21
Win
6–2, 6–4
17
SF
Roger Federer
2
Win
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
18
F
Rafael Nadal
1
Win (3)
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 23, 2011
1R
Bye
19
2R
Denis Istomin
54
Win
6–0, 6–1
20
3R
James Blake
173
Win
6–2, 6–0
21
4R
Viktor Troicki
17
Win
6–3, 6–2
22
QF
Kevin Anderson
40
Win
6–4, 6–2
23
SF
Mardy Fish
15
Win
6–3, 6–1
24
F
Rafael Nadal
1
Win (4)
4–6, 6–3 7–6(7–4)
Serbia Open
Belgrade, Serbia
ATP World Tour 250
Clay, outdoor
April 25, 2011
1R
Bye
25
2R
Adrian Ungur
175
Win
6–2, 6–3
26
QF
Blaž Kavčič
85
Win
6–3, 6–2
SF
Janko Tipsarević
36
W/O
N/A
27
F
Feliciano López
37
Win (5)
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
May 1, 2011
1R
Bye
28
2R
Kevin Anderson
35
Win
6–3, 6–4
29
3R
Guillermo García-López
29
Win
6–1, 6–2
30
QF
David Ferrer
6
Win
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
31
SF
Thomaz Bellucci
36
Win
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
32
F
Rafael Nadal
1
Win (6)
7–5, 6–4
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
May 8, 2011
1R
Bye
33
2R
Łukasz Kubot
141
Win
6–0, 6–3
34
3R
Stanislas Wawrinka
14
Win
6–4, 6–1
35
QF
Robin Söderling
5
Win
6–3, 6–0
36
SF
Andy Murray
4
Win
6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
37
F
Rafael Nadal
1
Win (7)
6–4, 6–4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam tournament
Clay, outdoor
May 17, 2011
38
1R
Thiemo de Bakker
71
Win
6–2, 6–1, 6–3
39
2R
Victor Hănescu
60
Win
6–4, 6–1, 2–3 Ret.
40
3R
Juan Martín del Potro
26
Win
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
41
4R
Richard Gasquet
16
Win
6–4, 6–4, 6–2
QF
Fabio Fognini
49
W/O
N/A
42
SF
Roger Federer
3
Loss
6–7(5–7), 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam tournament
Grass, outdoor
June 20, 2011
43
1R
Jérémy Chardy
54
Win
6–4, 6–1, 6–1
44
2R
Kevin Anderson
36
Win
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
45
3R
Marcos Baghdatis
30
Win
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
46
4R
Michaël Llodra
35
Win
6–3, 6–3, 6–3
47
QF
Bernard Tomic
158
Win
6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
48
SF
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
19
Win
7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–7(9–11), 6–3
49
F
Rafael Nadal
1
Win (8)
6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
August 8, 2011
1R
Bye
50
2R
Nikolay Davydenko
30
Win
7–5, 6–1
51
3R
Marin Čilić
29
Win
7–5, 6–2
52
QF
Gaël Monfils
7
Win
6–2, 6–1
53
SF
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
16
Win
6–4, 3–0 Ret.
54
F
Mardy Fish
8
Win (9)
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
August 15, 2011
1R
Bye
55
2R
Ryan Harrison
78
Win
6–2, 6–3
56
3R
Radek Štěpánek
29
Win
6–3, 6–3
57
QF
Gaël Monfils
8
Win
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
58
SF
Tomáš Berdych
9
Win
7–5 Ret.
59
F
Andy Murray
4
Loss (1)
4–6, 0–3 Ret.
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
August 29, 2011
60
1R
Conor Niland
197
Win
6–0, 5–1 Ret.
61
2R
Carlos Berlocq
74
Win
6–0, 6–0, 6–2
62
3R
Nikolay Davydenko
39
Win
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
63
4R
Alexandr Dolgopolov
23
Win
7–6(16–14), 6–4, 6–2
64
QF
Janko Tipsarević
20
Win
7–6(7–2), 6–7(3–7), 6–0, 3–0 Ret.
65
SF
Roger Federer
3
Win
6–7(7–9), 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
66
F
Rafael Nadal
2
Win (10)
6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Davis Cup World Group Semifinals:
Serbia vs. Argentina

Belgrade, Serbia
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
September 16, 2011
67
SF
R4
Juan Martín del Potro
17
Loss
6–7(5–7), 0–3 Ret.
Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, indoor
October 31, 2011
68
1R
Xavier Malisse
47
Win
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
69
2R
Łukasz Kubot
64
Win
6–1, 6–2
70
QF
Marcos Baghdatis
59
Win
2–6, 6–2, 6–3
71
SF
Kei Nishikori
32
Loss
6–2, 6–7(4–7), 0–6
BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
November 7, 2011
1R
Bye
72
2R
Ivan Dodig
39
Win
6–4, 6–3
73
3R
Viktor Troicki
17
Win
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
QF
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
8
W/O
N/A
ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP World Tour Finals (1500)
Hard, indoor
November 20, 2011
74
RR
Tomáš Berdych
7
Win
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
75
RR
David Ferrer
5
Loss
3–6, 1–6
76
RR
Janko Tipsarević
9
Loss
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
[45]

Doubles matches

Tournament
#
Round
Opponents
Rank
Team rank
Result
Score
Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
February 21, 2011
Partner: Marko Djokovic
1
1R
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
5
7
2[46]
Loss
4–6, 1–6
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, California, USA
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 8, 2011
Partner: Victor Troicki
2
1R
Juan Ignacio Chela
Juan Mónaco
46
144
[47]
Win
6–3, 7–5
3
2R
Łukasz Kubot
Oliver Marach
15
12
9[47]
Win
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
4
QF
Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
19
20
15[47]
Loss
1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, Florida, USA
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 23, 2011
Partner: Andy Murray
5
1R
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Mikhail Youzhny
37
40
15[48]
Loss
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Davis Cup World Group
Quarterfinals
: Sweden vs. Serbia

Halmstad, Sweden
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
July 9, 2011
Partner: Nenad Zimonjić
6
QF
R3
Simon Aspelin
Robert Lindstedt
54
14
162[49]
Loss
4–6, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
August 8, 2011
Partner: Janko Tipsarević
7
1R
Mark Knowles
Philipp Petzschner
30
23
[50]
Win
5–7, 6–3, [12–10]
8
2R
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
15
15
16[50]
Loss
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [5–10]

[51]

Hopman Cup matches

Singles

Tournament
Tie Round
Opponent
Result
Score
Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia'
Hard, indoor
January 1, 2011
1
RR
Andrey Golubev
Win
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
2
RR
Lleyton Hewitt
Win
6–2, 6–4
3
RR
Ruben Bemelmans
Win
6–3, 6–2

Mixed Doubles

Tournament
Tie Round
Opponent woman partner
Opponent men partner
Result
Score
Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hard, indoor
January 1, 2011
Partner: Ana Ivanovic
1
RR
Yaroslava Shvedova Andrey Golubev
Win
7–6(7–2), 6–4
2
RR
Alicia Molik Lleyton Hewitt
Win
6–7(5–7), 7–5, [10–6]
3
RR
Justine Henin Ruben Bemelmans
Loss
6–3, 4–6, [4–10]
[52]

Tournament schedule

Singles schedule

Date Tournament City Category Surface 2010 result 2010 points 2011 points Outcome
17.01.2011–30.01.2011 Australian Open Melbourne Grand Slam Hard QF 360 2000 Winner (def. Andy Murray, 6–4, 6–2, 6–3)
07.02.2011–13.02.2011 ABN AMRO Tournament Rotterdam ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) SF 180 0 Withdrew
21.02.2011–27.02.2011 Dubai Tennis Championships Dubai ATP World Tour 500 Hard W 500 500 Winner (def. Roger Federer, 6–3, 6–3)
07.03.2011–20.03.2011 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 Hard 4R 90 1000 Winner (def. Rafael Nadal, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2)
21.03.2011–03.04.2011 Sony Ericsson Open Miami ATP Masters 1000 Hard 2R 10 1000 Winner (def. Rafael Nadal, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4))
11.04.2011–17.04.2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters France ATP Masters 1000 Clay SF 360 0 Withdrew
25.04.2011–01.05.2011 Serbia Open Belgrade ATP World Tour 250 Clay QF 45 250 Winner (def. Feliciano López, 7–6(7–4), 6–2)
02.05.2011–08.05.2011 Mutua Madrid Open Madrid ATP Masters 1000 Clay DNS 0 1000 Winner (def. Rafael Nadal, 7–5, 6–4)
09.05.2011–15.05.2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome ATP Masters 1000 Clay QF 180 1000 Winner (def. Rafael Nadal, 6–4, 6–4)
23.05.2011–05.06.2011 French Open Paris Grand Slam Clay QF 360 720 Semifinals (lost to R Federer, 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7))
06.06.2011–12.06.2011 Aegon Championships London ATP World Tour 250 Grass 3R 20 0 Withdrew
20.06.2011–03.07.2011 Wimbledon London Grand Slam Grass SF 720 2000 Winner (def. Rafael Nadal, 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3)
08.08.2011–14.08.2011 Rogers Cup Montreal ATP Masters 1000 Hard SF 360 1000 Winner (def. Mardy Fish, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4)
15.08.2011–21.08.2011 Western & Southern Open Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 Hard QF 180 600 Final (lost to Andy Murray, 4–6, 0–3 Ret.)
29.08.2011–12.09.2011 US Open New York Grand Slam Hard F 1200 2000 Winner (def. Rafael Nadal, 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1)
16.09.2011–18.09.2011 Davis Cup:
Serbia vs Argentina
Belgrade Davis Cup Hard (i) W 280 0 Semifinals:  Argentina def.  Serbia 3–2
(lost to Juan Martín del Potro, 6–7(5–7), 0–3 Ret.)
03.10.2011–09.10.2011 China Open Beijing ATP World Tour 500 Hard F 500 0 Withdrew
10.10.2011–16.10.2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 Hard SF 360 0 Withdrew
30.10.2011–06.11.2011 Swiss Indoors Basel ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) F 300 180 Semifinals (lost to Kei Nishikori, 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 0–6)
07.11.2011–13.11.2011 BNP Paribas Masters Paris ATP Masters 1000 Hard (i) 3R 90 180 Quarterfinals (withdrew against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga)
20.11.2011–27.11.2011 ATP World Tour Finals London ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) SF 400 200 Round Robin
(def. Tomáš Berdych, 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3))
(lost to David Ferrer, 3–6, 1–6)
(lost to Janko Tipsarević, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6)
02.12.2011–04.12.2011 Davis Cup:
Spain vs Argentina
Seville Davis Cup Clay (i) W 225 0 Failed to qualify and defend title
Final:  Spain def.  Argentina 3–1
Total year-end points 6240 13630 Increase 7390 difference
  • 2010 source
  • 2011 source

NOTE: In 2010 season total year-end points from ABN AMRO Tournament and Aegon Championships were not counted, as well as those from First Round, Quarterfinals and Semifinals of Davis Cup.

Doubles schedule

Date Tournament City Category Surface 2010 result 2010 points 2011 points Outcome
21.02.2011–27.02.2011 Dubai Tennis Championships Dubai ATP World Tour 500 Hard 1R (0) (0) First round (lost to Bhupathi/Paes, 4–6, 1–6)
07.03.2011–20.03.2011 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 Hard DNS 0 180 Quarterfinals (lost to Bopanna/Qureshi, 1–6, 6–7(5–7))
21.03.2011–03.04.2011 Sony Ericsson Open Miami ATP Masters 1000 Hard DNS 0 (0) First round (lost to Stakhovsky/Youzhny, 7–5, 3–6, [8–10])
11.04.2011–17.04.2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters France ATP Masters 1000 Clay 2R 90 0 Withdrew
06.06.2011–12.06.2011 Aegon Championships London ATP World Tour 250 Grass W 250 0 Withdrew
08.06.2011–10.06.2011 Davis Cup: Sweden vs. Serbia Halmstad Davis Cup Hard (i) SF (0) (0) Quarterfinals:  Serbia def.  Sweden 4–1 (lost to Aspelin/Lindstedt, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 5–7)
08.08.2011–14.08.2011 Rogers Cup Montreal ATP Masters 1000 Hard 1R (0) 90 Second round (lost to Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), [5–10])
10.10.2011–16.10.2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 Hard 2R 90 0 Withdrew
Total year-end points 430 270 Decrease 160 difference

[d]

Yearly records

Timeline

Head-to-Head matchups

Novak Djokovic has a 21–4 (84%) record against the top 10, 34–2 (94%) against the top 50, and 14–0 (100%) against other players.

Ordered by number of wins (Bolded number marks a top 10 player at the time of match, Italic means top 50)

Finals

Singles: 11 (10–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 19. January 30, 2011 Australian Open, Melbourne (2) Hard Andy Murray 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 20. February 26, 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai (3) Hard Roger Federer 6–3, 6–3
Winner 21. March 20, 2011 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells (2) Hard Rafael Nadal 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 22. April 3, 2011 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami (2) Hard Rafael Nadal 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 23. May 1, 2011 Serbia Open, Belgrade (2) Clay Feliciano López 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 24. May 8, 2011 Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid Clay Rafael Nadal 7–5, 6–4
Winner 25. May 15, 2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome (2) Clay Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4
Winner 26. July 3, 2011 Wimbledon Championships, London Grass Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 27. August 14, 2011 Rogers Cup, Montreal (2) Hard Mardy Fish 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 14. August 21, 2011 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati (3) Hard Andy Murray 4–6, 0–3 Ret.
Winner 28. September 12, 2011 US Open, New York City Hard Rafael Nadal 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

Earnings

Novak Djokovic earned a record-breaking $12.6 million throughout the season.[8][53]

  • Bold font denotes tournament win
# Venue Prize Money Year-to-date
1 Australian Open $2,110,000[54] $2,110,000[a]
2 Dubai Tennis Championships $386,000 $2,496,000
3 BNP Paribas Open $611,000 $3,107,000
4 Sony Ericsson Open $611,000 $3,718,000
5 Serbia Open $93,950[55] $3,811,950[b]
6 Mutua Madrid Open $936,500[55] $4,748,450[b]
7 Internazionali BNL d'Italia $803,450[56] $5,551,900[b]
8 French Open $425,000[57] $5,976,900[b]
9 Wimbledon Championships $1,800,000[57] $7,776,900
10 Rogers Cup $450,000 $8,226,900
11 Western & Southern Open $243,200 $8,470,100
12 US Open $2,300,000 $10,770,100
13 Swiss Indoors $93,412[58] $10,863,512[b]
14 BNP Paribas Masters $78,609[59] $10,942,121[b]
15 ATP World Tour Finals $120,000[60] $11,062,121
Masters Bonus $1,600,000[61] $12,662,121
Doubles $23,900 $12,686,021
Hopman Cup $52,750[62][63] $12,738,771[a]
ATP Finals participation fee $120,000[60] $12,858,771
World Tennis Championship exhibition $250,000[64] $13,108,771
as of December 31, 2011[53]

Awards and nominations

See also

Notes

  • a The Australian dollar is converted to US dollar on the quotient of the numbers given in the reference for Row 1 (0.959).
  • b The Euro is converted to US dollar on the quotient of the numbers given in the references for Row 5,6,7,8,13,14 and the bottom source.
  • c The points and result comparison is based on the player's 2010[74] and 2011[53] singles activity.
  • d The points and result comparison is based on the player's 2010[75] and 2011[76] doubles activity.

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External links

  • ATP World Tour: 2011 Novak Djokovic tennis season
  • ATP matchfacts
  • Official website: Results
  • Official website: Tournaments
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