NOVAK DJOKOVIC


Novak Djokovic born 22 May 1987 is a Serbian professional tennis player, who is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

He has won two Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 and 2011 Australian Open championships, becoming the first player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam events. He is also the youngest player in the Open Era to defeat the top 3 players in succession.

He is one of only two players to have defeated Roger Federer at the semifinal stage or later multiple times in Grand Slam tournaments, and also at consecutive tournaments (the other being Rafael Nadal). Djokovic and Nadal are two of only four current players on the ATP tour to have beaten Federer multiple times at Grand Slams. He was also the runner-up at the 2007 and 2010 US Open tournaments (to Federer and Nadal, respectively), and a bronze medalist representing Serbia at the 2008 Olympic Games. In addition, Djokovic won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and has won five Masters Series tournaments. In 2010, he led Serbia to win the Davis Cup. Djokovic finished the ATP Tour as World No. 3 for four consecutive years between 2007 and 2010 (behind Nadal and Federer). Djokovic's highest ranking to date is World No. 2, achieved in February 2010.

He is a double winner of the award The Best Sportperson of Serbia and award for The Best Sportsman by Olympic Committee of Serbia.
Biography


Novak Đoković was born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia, on 22 May 1987 to parents, Srđan and Dijana Đoković. His two younger brothers, Đorđe and Marko, are also tennis players with professional aspirations. He has been in a relationship with fellow Serb and Belgrade native, Jelena Ristic for the past five years.

He started playing tennis at the age of four, and was spotted by Yugoslav tennis legend Jelena Genčić at the age of eight, who stated: "This is the greatest talent I have seen since Monica Seles." At 12 years old, he spent three months at Nikola Pilić's tennis academy in Munich, Germany, and at age 14, his international career began, winning European championships in singles, doubles, and team competition. He currently resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco and has been coached by a former Slovak tennis player, Marián Vajda; in August 2009 he also began working with former US top-five player Todd Martin.

Đoković is also known for his often humorous off-court impersonations of his fellow players, many of whom are his friends. This became evident to the tennis world after his 2007 US Open quarterfinal win over Carlos Moyà, where he entertained the audience with impersonations of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. He also did an impression of American tennis great John McEnroe after his final preliminary game at the 2009 US Open, before playing a brief game with McEnroe, much to the delight of the audience.



PERSONAL INFORMATION
Nick name: Nole
Country: Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006) Serbia (2006–present)
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Date of birth: 22 May 1987 (1987-05-22) (age 23)
Place of birth: Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro: 2003
Plays Right-handed: (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money: $22,462,296

Singles
Career record 331–105 (75.72%)
Career titles 19
Highest ranking No. 2 (February 1, 2010)
Current ranking No. 3 (October 18, 2010)

Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (2008, 2011)
French Open SF (2007, 2008)
Wimbledon SF (2007, 2010)
US Open F (2007, 2010)

Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (2008)
Olympic Games: Bronze Medal (2008)

Doubles
Career record 28–38
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 114 (November 30, 2009)

Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2006, 2007)
French Open 1R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2006)
US Open 1R (2006)
Tag : Tennis
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