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Poll: Djokovic among the most influential men

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Novak Djokovic is 64-3 in 2011 with 10 titles that include the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Last month, Roger Federer was named one of the most trustworthy people in the world, second only to Nelson Mandela. This week, Novak Djokovic is considered more influential than Barack Obama or Mark Zuckerberg, according to a poll from Don't be surprised if Rafael Nadal gets awarded the Nobel Peace Prize soon. Everything comes in threes.'s readers voted Djokovic the No. 3 athlete in its Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011 list. Djokovic ranked No. 19 overall, and the only athletes who polled higher were FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi (No. 10) and Tour de France winner Cadel Evans (No. 11).

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Just when it looked liked Rafael Nadal was set to begin his long reign atop the men’s ATP rankings, the notoriously hotheaded Djokovic quieted all the outside noise, put all his tools together and reminded us why, right now, men’s tennis is the most exciting sport on the planet, after defeating Nadal at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and the 2011 US Open.

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