Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who has been ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 4 July 2011. He has won five Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011 and 2012 Australian Open, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth male player in the open era to win three Majors in a calendar year.
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On Tennis: Hyeon Chung’s Tennis Breakthrough Was Shaped in a Parking Lot
NYTimes - 28 days
As a child in South Korea, Chung pretended to be Novak Djokovic in matches with his brother. On Friday, he will play Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals.
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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic Falls to Hyeon Chung
NYTimes - about 1 month
Chung, a 21-year-old South Korean, defeated his boyhood idol, who was not at his best. Chung will play another surprise quarterfinalist, Tennys Sandgren.
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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ousted; American Tennys Sandgren topples No. 5 Dominic Thiem
LATimes - about 1 month
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung only hours after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open. The back-to-back upsets Monday have set up a very unexpected quarterfinal: Chung, the first South Korean to reach the last eight at a Grand...
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On Tennis: Novak Djokovic Passes Heat Test at the Australian Open
NYTimes - about 1 month
Djokovic defeated Gaël Monfils in the second round as temperatures soared in Melbourne on Thursday.
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Australian Open: Djokovic Wins After Injury Layoff
NYTimes - about 1 month
Novak Djokovic spent the last six months off the tour with injuries, but had a successful return to competition in the first round Tuesday.
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Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open
ABC News - about 1 month
Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open
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Novak Djokovic's Plan for 2018: Forget Everything, Start Fresh
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Novak Djokovic has been sidelined due to elbow pain, but is aiming to return ahead of next week’s Australian Open.
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Djokovic to return to action before Australian Open
Reuters.com - about 2 months
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is finally set to return to action next week after six months out with an elbow injury and will then decide whether to take part in the Jan 15-28 Australian Open.
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Stan Wawrinka Will Miss the Rest of the Season With a Knee Injury
NYTimes - 7 months
Wawrinka will not be able to defend his title at the United States Open and joins Novak Djokovic in calling it quits for this season.
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Novak Djokovic Is Out for the Season With an Injured Elbow
NYTimes - 7 months
Djokovic will pull out of the United States Open. He is aiming to return in time for the Australian Open early next year.
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Novak Djokovic Out for the Season With Injured Elbow
NYTimes - 7 months
Djokovic will pull out of the United States Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
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Novak Djokovic Criticizes Wimbledon Officials After His Match Is Delayed
NYTimes - 8 months
After he advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament by defeating Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday, Djokovic aired numerous grievances about his Wimbledon experience.
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  • 2016
    Following his historic 2016 Australian Open victory, Djokovic donated $20,000.00 to Melbourne City Mission's early childhood education programme to help disadvantaged children.
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    Djokovic holds the best match winning rate (83.00%) in Open Era, as of August 2016.
    Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the final of the 2016 French Open in four sets, making him the reigning champion of all four major tournaments, a historic feat the media dubbed the "Nole Slam."
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    In addition, 2016 marked the third consecutive year that Djokovic swept both Indian Wells and the Miami Open, the first male singles player to ever do that.
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    On 3 April 2016, Novak won the 2016 Miami Open for the third consecutive year, and did so without dropping a set en route to his sixth career Miami Open title, tying him with Andre Agassi for most ever Miami Open men's singles titles.
    In 2016, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam; by winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic became the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969, and the first ever to do so on three different surfaces.
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    Serbian press reported in February 2016 about Djokovic's uncle buying hectares of arable land on their company's behalf in the Lipovac village near Topola in Serbia's Šumadija region with a view of turning it into vineyards and getting into the winemaking business.
    In June 2016, a panel of more than forty ESPN experts ranked Djokovic as number eight on their top twenty all-time combined list of both male and female tennis players; he was number five among the males, behind Federer, Laver, Sampras, and Borg.
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    Andrew Castle stated in January 2016 that Djokovic is "undoubtedly moving towards being considered the sport's all-time greatest player".
    At the 2016 US Open, Wawrinka beat Djokovic in a Grand Slam final for the second time.
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    At the apex of the clay court season, the 2016 French Open, Djokovic and Murray met once again at the final.
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    One week later, however, Murray comfortably beat Djokovic in straight sets in the 2016 Internazionali BNL d'Italia final, denying Djokovic his 30th Masters 1000 crown and interrupting his path to becoming the first player to break through the 100 million dollar prize money mark.
    In the 2016 clay court season, Djokovic and Murray met in the final of the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open, where Djokovic captured his record breaking 29th Masters 1000 title in three sets.
    At the 2016 Australian Open final, in a rematch of the previous final, Djokovic won in three sets and captured his sixth Australian Open title.
    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.
  • 2015
    In August 2015, Djokovic was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
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    In late August 2015, ahead of the 2015 US Open, shortly after his appointment as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador was announced, Djokovic appeared on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, also publicizing his foundation's partnership with the World Bank to promote early childhood development.
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    His 2015 Wimbledon win got him a spot via a live linkup on CBS This Morning where he was interviewed by Charlie Rose and Gayle King.
    In February 2015, following his 2015 Australian Open win, Djokovic made a return appearance on RTS' Svedok for another hour-long sitdown with Nenad Lj.
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    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.
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  • 2014
    Before the 2014 US Open, Djokovic went on the Late Show with David Letterman on 19 August 2014.
    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.
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  • 2013
    The two met in the final of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, where second seed Murray defeated Djokovic in straight sets, the first time since 2010 that Djokovic had failed to win a set in a Grand Slam match.
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    Djokovic began the year with a warmup tournament win, the 2013 Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
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    In the finals of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Djokovic lost to Murray in straight sets.
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    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.
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  • 2012
    At the 2012 French Open, Djokovic faced Nadal in the final.
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    At the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in April, Nadal finally beat Djokovic for the first time since November 2010.
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    In 2012, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the Australian Open final which made Nadal the first player to lose in three consecutive Grand Slam finals.
    Because of his achievements in the 2012 season, Djokovic was named the 2012 ITF World Champion in men's singles by the International Tennis Federation.
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    On 12 November 2012, Djokovic won the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals by defeating Federer in the final.
    On 2 August 2012, Djokovic defeated French fifth seed Tsonga and advanced to the semifinals of Olympics, where he was beaten by Murray in straight sets.
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    At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Djokovic was chosen as the flag bearer for Serbia.
    Djokovic reached his maiden French Open final in 2012 by defeating Federer, reaching the finals of all four majors consecutively.
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    Djokovic also lost in straight sets to Nadal at the Rome Masters 2012 final.
    On 12 November 2012, Djokovic won the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals by defeating Roger Federer in straight sets in the final.
    On 6 July 2012, Djokovic lost to Federer in the Wimbledon semifinal.
    Andre Agassi stated in September 2012 that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic "may very well be the greatest three players to ever play tennis".
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    According to Tim Henman's June 2012 statement, Djokovic is "probably a top eight player in tennis history".
    It was Djokovic's fifth win over Tsonga in 2012.
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    They met again two months later at the Olympics, with Djokovic winning in straight sets in the quarterfinals. They met in the final of the 2012 China Open, with Djokovic once again victorious in straight sets.
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    At the 2012 French Open, Djokovic and Tsonga met again in an important quarterfinals match, with Djokovic prevailing in five sets after more than four hours of play.
    Murray and Djokovic met again in 2012 at the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Murray winning in straight sets.
    Djokovic and Murray also played an almost five-hour-long semifinal match in the 2012 Australian Open, which Djokovic won 7–5 in the fifth set after Murray led two sets to one.
    Their most notable match in this category was a three set thriller at the final of the 2012 Shanghai Masters, in which Murray held five championship point opportunities in the second set; however, Djokovic saved each of them, forcing a deciding set.
    It was announced in late 2012 that Djokovic had purchased the entire existing 2013 production of donkey cheese, which is produced by a single farm in Serbia.
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    After Djokovic's contract with CAA Sports expired during summer 2012, he decided to switch representation, announcing IMG Worldwide as his new representatives in December 2012.
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    In March 2012, Djokovic was announced by Bombardier Aerospace as its latest Learjet brand ambassador, thus joining the likes of actor and pilot John Travolta, architect Frank Gehry, maestro Valery Gergiev, and classical pianist Lang Lang.
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    At that point, he was set to join forces with Nike, Inc., but instead, on 23 May 2012, Uniqlo appointed Djokovic as its global brand ambassador.
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    In 2012, Djokovic appeared in a television commercial with Maria Sharapova promoting the use of Head rackets for many techniques such as golf and ten-pin bowling.
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    Djokovic commented on the modern style of play, including his own, in interview with Jim Courier after his semifinal win against Andy Murray in the 2012 Australian Open tournament:
    Tennis pundits have classified many of Djokovic's matches as some of the greatest contests ever, with the 2012 Australian Open final being considered the greatest match ever seen, as a testament to his greatness as a tennis player.
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    On 26 October 2012, he appeared on Canal+'s Le Grand Journal.
    He was named amongst the 100 most influential people of 2012 by TIME magazine.
    He appeared on the cover of Italian GQs March 2012 issue.
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    Djokovic began his season by winning the 2012 Australian Open.
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  • 2011
    He then switched to the Head YouTek IG Speed (18x20) paint job in 2011, and in 2013, he again updated his paint job to the Head Graphene Speed Pro, which included an extensive promotional campaign.
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    They have also met in seven Grand Slam tournament finals: The 2011 Australian Open, the 2012 US Open, the 2013 Australian Open, the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the 2015 Australian Open, the 2016 Australian Open and most recently, the 2016 French Open.
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    This marked Djokovic's third loss of his 2011 season, and his second retirement.
    In the semifinals of the 2011 Davis Cup, Djokovic played a crucial rubber match for Serbia against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, where he retired while trailing, after reaggravating a back injury sustained during the US Open tournament.
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    Djokovic was named 2011 ITF World Champion.
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    Pete Sampras declared Djokovic's 2011 season as the best he has ever seen in his lifetime, calling it "one of the best achievements in all of sports."
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    Djokovic won ten tournaments in 2011, including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
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  • 2010
    Djokovic started his year by playing in the AAMI Classic, an exhibition event. In his first match, he defeated Haas before losing to Fernando Verdasco in his second. At the 2010 Australian Open, Djokovic lost a five-setter to Tsonga in the quarterfinals.
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    On 6–8 March 2010, he played a key role in bringing Serbia to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time in its independent history, winning both singles matches in the home tie against the United States against Sam Querrey and John Isner.
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  • 2009
    In 2009, and 2010, Djokovic won an Oscar of Popularity for the most popular male athlete in Serbia.
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    Djokovic also played a large role in promoting Serbia to the 2009 World Group.
  • 2008
    After the 2008 season, Djokovic re-signed with Head, and debuted a new paint job of the Head YouTek Speed Pro at the 2009 Australian Open.
    His next tournament was the 2008 Summer Olympics, his first Olympics.
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  • 2007
    Djokovic then failed to defend his 2007 singles title at the Rogers Cup in Toronto — he was eliminated in the quarterfinals by eighth-seeded Andy Murray.
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    Djokovic played a key role in the 2007 play-off win over Australia by winning all his matches and helping promote the Serbia Davis Cup team to the 2008 World Group.
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    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.
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  • 2006
    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.
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  • 2005
    Djokovic made his first Grand Slam tournament appearance by qualifying for the 2005 Australian Open, where he was defeated by eventual champion Marat Safin in the first round in straight sets, after defeating future rival Stanislas Wawrinka in qualifying.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    His first tour-level tournament was Umag in 2004, where he lost to Filippo Volandri in the round of 32.
  • 2003
    At the beginning of his professional career, he mainly played in Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning three of each type from 2003 to 2005.
    Djokovic turned professional in 2003.
  • 2001
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia, to parents Srđan and Dijana (née Žagar).
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