At Wimbledon, Djokovic won a five-hour quarterfinal against Marcos Baghdatis. This was the first time a player had defeated the top three ranked players in one tournament since Boris Becker in 1994.In his semi-final match against Nadal, he was forced to retire with elbow problems in the third set, after winning the first and losing the second set. Djokovic was also only the second player, after Tomáš Berdych, to have defeated both Federer and Nadal since they became the top two players in the world.Following his victory at the 2016 French Open, he became the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969, Given these achievements, Djokovic is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.Djokovic is the first Serbian player to be ranked No.1 by the ATP and the first male player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title.Djokovic has won numerous awards, including the 2012, 2015, and 2016 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, 2011 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, five-time ITF World Champion, and four-time ATP year-end number 1. Sava, the Order of Karađorđe's Star, and the Order of the Republika Srpska.
Djokovic made his first Grand Slam tournament appearance by qualifying for the 2005 Australian Open, where he was defeated by eventual champion Marat Safin in the first round in straight sets, after defeating future rival Stanislas Wawrinka in qualifying.Djokovic's next tournament was the Rogers Cup in Montreal, and he defeated world No. After this tournament, Björn Borg stated that Djokovic "is definitely a contender to win a Grand Slam (tournament)." The following week at the Cincinnati Masters, Djokovic lost in the second round to Moyà in straight sets.Nevertheless, he went on to reach the final of the US Open, where he had five set points in the first set and two in the second set, but lost them all before losing the match in straight sets to the top-seeded Federer.This became evident to the tennis world after his 2007 US Open quarterfinal win over Carlos Moyá, where he entertained the audience with impersonations of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova.
His impersonations have also become popular on You Tube.
Afterwards, Djokovic briefly considered moving from Serbia to play for Great Britain.