Serbian expert tennis player Novak Djokovic won his first of various Grand Slam titles in 2008 and assumed control over the world’s No. 1 positioning in 2011.
Novak Djokovic started playing tennis at age 4 and was shipped off train in Germany at age 13. After a consistent rising to the high levels of the game, he won the Australian Open in 2008 and drove the Serbian public group to its first Davis Cup win in 2010. In 2011, he asserted three of four Grand Slams and gathered a 43-match series of wins in transit to the world’s No. 1 positioning. With his first French Open success in 2016, he turned into the principal man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold each of the four significant titles immediately.
Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia. Father Srdjan and mother Dijana claimed the organization Family Sports, which had three eateries and a tennis institute. Djokovic’s dad, uncle and auntie were all expert skiers, and his dad likewise dominated at soccer, yet Djokovic was a tennis wonder.
|Born||22 May 1987
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
In the late spring of 1993, at 6 years of age, Djokovic was spotted by Yugoslavian tennis legend Jelena Gencic at his folks’ games complex. Gencic then, at that point worked with Djokovic for the following six years. During this time, the conflict in previous Yugoslavia and the besieging of Belgrade implied that, for right around 90 days, Djokovic and his family would put in a couple of hours in every night in the cellar. Djokovic has said that the difficulties of war drove him to seek after tennis with much more noteworthy assurance. At 13, he was shipped off the Pilic Academy in Munich, Germany, to seek after more significant levels of contest. In 2001, at age 14, he started his worldwide profession.
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The 14-year-old Djokovic finished 2001 as a triple European boss in singles, pairs and group contest. He won the silver decoration at the World Junior Championship in a group contest for Yugoslavia. At 16, subsequent to winning five ITF competitions, he was positioned the 40th best junior tennis major part on the planet. In 2004, he won his first ATP Challenger competition in Budapest, where he began as a qualifier. The next year, he qualified at Wimbledon and arrived at the third round, moving him up the rankings and into the Top 100.
In the 2007 season, Djokovic played the elimination rounds of the French Open and Wimbledon. He won his subsequent Masters title in Montreal, beating the Top 3 players — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick — which made him No. 3 on the planet. He went after Serbia in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won a bronze award in singles tennis. In 2010, the Serbian public group secured the Davis Cup prize for Serbia without precedent for history. Djokovic proceeded to win 43 matches in succession in 2011, the lone part on the planet to accomplish a particularly run. That very year, he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to turn into the world’s No. 1 tennis player.
In 2012, Djokovic won the Australian Open singles title, and made it to the elimination rounds at Wimbledon. He was beaten in the elimination rounds, in any case, by long-term rival Federer — who proceeded to win the Wimbledon last against Andy Murray. Soon thereafter, Djokovic went head to head against Murray himself in the last at the U.S. Open. He contended energetically against Murray, however he wound up losing the match after five sets.
For the third year straight, Djokovic brought home the men’s singles title at the Australian Open in 2013. He was the sprinter up at Wimbledon that year, losing in the last to Andy Murray. At the U.S. Open, Djokovic was the highest level player. He handily dispatched his rivals in the initial three rounds of play, yet he lost in the last to Rafael Nadal.
In 2014, Djokovic asserted his subsequent Wimbledon title in an epic five-set success throughout seven-time champion Roger Federer. It was his seventh Grand Slam title. At the 2014 U.S. Open, Djokovic crushed Andy Murray to arrive at the elimination rounds for the eighth time. He was therefore crushed in the elimination rounds by Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who turned into the main player from that nation to make it to the Grand Slam last.
Djokovic started off 2015 by prevailing upon the Australian Open Andy Murray after a warmed fight on the blue court. It was his fifth Australian Open title and the eighth Grand Slam title of his vocation. He then, at that point knocked off nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the French Open however missed the mark in his bid to guarantee his first French crown with a misfortune to Stan Wawrinka in the last.
Djokovic was back in the main part of things at Wimbledon that July, crushing Richard Gasquet in the elimination rounds prior to overturning Federer to win his third singles title on the renowned grass courts. Confronting Federer again in the downpour deferred 2015 U.S. Open last, Djokovic disregarded a hard fall from the get-go in the match and ultimately secured an intense four-set success. The triumph gave him his tenth significant singles title and left him with an unbelievable 27-1 record in Grand Slam play for the year.
The world’s No. 1 thundered out of the entryways to begin the 2016 season, flooding to his 6th Australian Open title. That June, following continuous next in line completes at Roland Garros, he at long last got through with his first French Open crown. The success made him the eighth man to finish the vocation Grand Slam, and the first since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold for significant titles immediately. Be that as it may, Djokovic’s journey to win all Grand Slams in 2016 reached an unexpected conclusion at Wimbledon when he was crushed by Sam Querry, an American player positioned No. 41, in the primary seven day stretch of rivalry. Sometime thereafter, he lost to Wawrinka in the U.S. Open last.
In a stunning resentful, the No. 1 positioned major part on the planet was removed out of his Olympic dreams on the second day of contest when Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina beat him 7-6, 7-6.
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In spite of the fact that he left the courts in tears, Djokovic told journalists, “Delpo was the better player and he had the right to win. That is sport.” He added: “It’s pitiful and baffling to leave the competition this early yet I am happy that an old buddy of mine, who has battled with wounds, has won.”
Following some baffling outcomes in the beginning phases of 2017, including a second-round misfortune at the Australian Open, Djokovic looked to shake things up by bringing tennis extraordinary Andre Agassi on board as his new mentor. He won the grass court Eastbourne International competition that late spring, however subsequent to resigning in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he declared he was passing on the rest of the period to assist his weak right elbow with recovering.
Djokovic eventually went through elbow a medical procedure after his fourth-round misfortune at the 2018 Australian Open, and keeping in mind that he was temperamental in his first competitions following his return in March, the boss inside gave indications of enlivening. That mid year, he outlived Nadal in a long distance race five-set elimination round at Wimbledon, prior to overturning Kevin Anderson to guarantee the thirteenth Grand Slam title of his profession. Djokovic then, at that point caught his fourteenth Grand Slam title and third U.S. Open crown by outmaneuvering his 2016 Olympic adversary, del Potro.
In January 2019, Djokovic crushed Nadal to guarantee a record seventh Australian Open singles title and his fifteenth generally speaking significant title, breaking a bind with Pete Sampras for third-most untouched. He added to his all out by beating Federer in an exciting five-set Wimbledon last that mid year, however his run at the season’s last Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, reached a frustrating conclusion when he resigned from his fourth-round match versus Wawrinka because of a shoulder injury.
The next February, Djokovic bobbed back from a two-sets-to-one shortfall against Austrian Dominic Thiem to snatch his eighth Australian Open singles title, a success that additionally pushed him back into the best position in the ATP rankings.
At the 2020 U.S. Open in September 2020, No. 1 cultivated Djokovic was excluded in the fourth round after inadvertently hitting a line judge with a tennis ball. That very year, he likewise tried positive for COVID-19. In February 2021, Djokovic won the Australian Open, his eighteenth Grand Slam title, beating Daniil Medvedev of Russia, 7-5, 6-2, 6.
Djokovic speaks Serbian, Italian, German and English. His two more youthful brothers, Marko (born in 1991) and Djordje (born in 1995), both followed his way by seeking after proficient tennis professions. Djokovic’s cheerful character has acquired him the nickname “Djoker,” a blend of his last name and “joker.” He is known for his amusing off-court pantomimes of individual players.
Djokovic is an individual from the Serbian Orthodox Christian church, and in April 2011, he was granted the Order of St. Sava, first class, the most elevated embellishment given, “for his showed love for the congregation and the Serbian public.” He takes part in the Champions for Peace club, made by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based worldwide association.
He made the Novak Djokovic Foundation to help impeded youngsters in Serbia get training and give assets to lead useful and sound lives.
Djokovic started dating Jelena Ristic in 2005. The couple got occupied with 2013 and marry on July 10, 2014 — only days after his Wimbledon win. They invited a child named Stefan on October 21, 2014, and a little girl, Tara, on September 2, 2017.
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