Novak Djokovic

Serbian Tennis Player

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player ranked World No. 1 by the ATP and is the year-end World No. 1 for both 2011 and 2012. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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1987 Birth Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia, to parents Srđan and Dijana (née Žagar). … Read More
1993 6 Years Old Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four. In the summer of 1993, the six-year-old was spotted by Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Genčić at Mount Kopaonik, where Djokovic's parents ran a fast-food parlour. … Read More


2001 14 Years Old As a member of the Yugoslav national team, Djokovic reached the final of the 2001 Junior Davis Cup for players under 14, in which he lost his match in singles. … Read More
2003 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Djokovic turned professional in 2003.
2004 17 Years Old His first tour-level tournament was Umag in 2004, where he lost to Filippo Volandri in the round of 32.
2005 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He met his future wife, Jelena Ristić, in high school, and began dating her in 2005. The two became engaged in September 2013, and on 10 July 2014 the couple got married on Sveti Stefan in Montenegro, while a church wedding was held in the same place, on 12 July 2014, in the Church of Saint Stephen which belongs to Praskvica Monastery. … Read More
2006 19 Years Old On 9 April 2006, Djokovic clinched a decisive Davis Cup win against Great Britain by defeating Greg Rusedski in four sets in the fourth match of the tie, giving Serbia and Montenegro an insurmountable 3–1 lead in their best-of-five series, thus keeping the country in the Group One Euro/African Zone of Davis Cup. … Read More


Djokovic began 2007 by defeating Australian Chris Guccione in the final of the tournament in Adelaide, before losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets. … Read More
2008 - 2010 6 More Events
Djokovic won ten tournaments in 2011, including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. … Read More
Djokovic began his season by winning the 2012 Australian Open. … Read More
On 2 March 2013, Djokovic won the thirty-sixth professional single's title of his career by defeating Tomáš Berdych in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. … Read More
2014 27 Years Old 1 More Event
The two met again during the finals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships with Djokovic emerging victorious after a 5 set match and with the victory reclaiming the world number one spot from Nadal. Federer withdrew from the 2014 ATP World Tour final and Djokovic successfully defended his title, the first walkover in a final in the tournament's 45-year history. In the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, despite "an extraordinary second-set tiebreaker in which Federer saved seven set points to level the match" at 1–1, Djokovic went on to claim a 3–1 victory and even the lifetime record between the two players. … Read More
At the 2015 French Open, Djokovic finally defeated nine-time champion and five-time consecutive defending champion at Roland Garros, thus ending Nadal's 39-match win streak at the French Open. … Read More
The two would also meet in the 2016 Australian Open semifinals, where Djokovic played virtually flawless tennis in the first two sets to eventually claim a 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 victory en route to capturing a record 6th Australian Open and his 11th Grand Slam title.
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