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Djokovic Receives Serbia's Top Honour

Belgrade, Serbia

Djokovic© AFP/Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic received Serbia's top honour on Wednesday.

Novak Djokovic has been awarded his nation's highest honour, the Order of the Karadjordje's Star of the 1st degree, by Serbian president Boris Tadic.

"I may have dreamed of lifting the trophy at Wimbledon, but I could never have thought that my country would reward me with such great honour," Djokovic told his official website.

The World No. 1 has won five Grand Slam championship trophies. He was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year last week after he compiled a 70-6 record in 2011, including 41 match wins in a row.

"I am indebted to my people, and I will do my best to continue representing our beautiful country in the best possible way," said the 24 year old.

President Tadic praised Djokovic, saying, "Novak deserves the medal for special merits in representing Serbia."

Last week, Djokovic unveiled his wax sculpture at the Wax Museum in Jagodina.

He is scheduled to return to ATP World Tour action from 27 February, when he will be looking to clinch his fourth straight title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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