The young tennis player is truly enjoying an exceptional season in 2011. After fighting hard in the US Open semis against Swiss champion Federer, and losing the first two sets, he managed to win the following three sets to advance into major final.
The clash with Spanish player Rafael Nadal was eagerly anticipated. While the two have played 29 times in their career, Djokovic had the advantage of having beaten the Spanish player five times already in 2011. Producing a nearly perfect performance to match his nearly perfect season, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic returned brilliantly, whipped winners from all angles and beat No. 2 Nadal 6-2, 6- 4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 in a match chock-full of lengthy, mesmerizing points to earn the first U.S. Open championship of his career and third Grand Slam trophy of 2011.
After an intense match, Novak Djokovic finally hoisted the trophy while proudly wearing his favourite watch: a Royal Oak Offshore Diver.
Audemars Piguet is proud to have the world’s number 1 tennis player as part of its team of ambassadors and to share with him the same values of excellence and audacity.
©Audemars Piguet 2011
About Novak Djokovic
“Nole”, as he is nicknamed in tennis circles, first caught the public attention in 2006, particularly thanks to his surprising performance in the French Open, where he eliminated three seeds. The following year proved decisive to the career of the young Serb, who won five tournaments including the ATP Miami Masters, which propelled him to the rank of world number seven before his 20th birthday. In 2008, he won the Australian Open and thus became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam tournament. In December 2010, Novak Djokovic won the equalising point for Serbia, which won the Davis Cup for the first time in its history. In 2011, everything seems to be going the way of the 24 years old athlete who won 57 out of 59 matches at the eve of the US Open. He became world number one after his career third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on July 4th and won nine tournaments in 2011, including the Australian Open and five Masters 1000.
About Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery- watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations.