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Djokovic gets top honour

2011-12-13 14:05

London - Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic have been named ITF World Champions for 2011.

Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in a stellar year in which took over as the top-ranked men's player, finishing with a 70-6 overall record.

Djokovic, the first man other than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to be given the award since 2003, says "starting with victory in last year's Davis Cup final, this has been an almost perfect 12 months for me."

The 21-year-old Kvitova won Wimbledon and led the Czech Republic to victory in Fed Cup, ending a breakthrough year as the second-ranked player in the world.

AP