He does not possess the elegance or economy of effort of Roger Federer. He does not have the variety of shot-making which sets Andy Murray apart or the raw power which epitomises Rafael Nadal.
But there is no current player who performs consistently as close to the summit of his natural talent as the Serbian.
It is why he is world number one by a country mile right now. It is why on Sunday, July 7, the chances are he will wrap his arms around Wimbledon's famous men's singles gold trophy for a second time.
Respected tennis coach Nick Bollettieri summed up Djokovic best a couple of years ago at the start of his assault on the grand slams.
"He is the most complete player of all time. He has the backhand, forehand, serve, second serve, movement, mentality, and can play equally well on any surface."
That is some accolade. It is perhaps Djokovic's movement, however, which is his greatest asset. It allows him to stay in the point, to defend as if his life depended upon it before counter-attacking from seemingly hopeless positions.
It is a huge asset in a game in which the margins at the top are slight and accounts for much of his domination of the game since the start of 2011, a year in which he won three grand slams and reached the semi-final of the French Open.
This year at Wimbledon, Djokovic, who fought and narrowly lost an epic five-set semi-final battle against Nadal in Paris earlier this month, could have the edge over his closest rivals.
Murray goes there with doubts over his fitness after missing the French Open with a back injury which has been a nagging problem for some time.
That's a pity.
A fully-fit Murray would have every chance of making history and ending the 77-year wait for a British men's singles champion. He reached the final last year, losing to Federer, and the support of the home crowd always gives the Scot an edge but it is a big ask to slot straight back into the groove after missing a key part of the season.
Can Nadal win his third Wimbledon title? It would be silly to rule out the Spaniard but grass is far from his favourite surface as proved last year by his shock second round defeat by Lukas Rosol, a player then ranked 100 in the world.
Despite claiming a record eighth French Open singles title at his beloved Roland Garros this month, however, Nadal still has to be wary of his body and strapping still betrays the tendinitis which threatened his career and saw him pull out of the Olympics and the US Open last year and the Australian Open in January.
Which brings us to Federer, the reigning champion, the seven-times Wimbledon champion, the 17-major winner, the greatest player who ever lived.
Yes, he could win one more time, too, at the age of 31 if he had a fortnight when he rediscovered some of the stardust which once flowed so consistently from his racket.
But it is a long shot. Everything, slower feet, inconsistent backhand, absence of aura, points to the fading of the light where Federer's career is concerned.
There are no other contenders. Not really. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could cause a shock or two. So could Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro, but it is a real stretch to see anyone outside the big four ultimately holding the trophy.
In a women's game which still lacks a depth of quality and personality it is even tighter. It comes down to two, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. True, some will say watch out for Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska and they might be right.
But that would be to underestimate the force of nature which is Williams who at 31 is playing some of the most dynamic tennis of her career.
Serena, who took her grand slam singles haul to 16 at the French Open, has an additional motivation at Wimbledon. A sixth singles trophy would see her overtake sister Venus's haul of five titles and bring the Williams domination of Wimbledon to 11 triumphs in 14 tournaments since Venus first claimed the aptly-named Venus Rosewater Dish in 2000.
Right now Serena's serve is too strong, her groundstrokes too penetrating and her mind too focused to see anything other than the most prolific family in tennis make even more history.
Expect Djokovic and Serena to be holding court at the Wimbledon Ball.