Novak Djokovic

  • Birth Place: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Profession: Tennis player
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Fast Facts

  • Began playing tennis at 4 years old and made professional debut at 16.
  • Nickname is Nole.
  • Was the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam event (the 2008 Australian Open). 
  • Won a bronze medal in men's singles at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
  • Helped lead Serbia to its first Davis Cup title in 2010, and celebrated with the rest of the team by getting his head shaved.
  • Started the 2011 season with a 41-match winning streak, the best  to begin a season since John McEnroe's 42-match streak in 1984.
  • Earned the ATP World Tour No. 1 ranking in July 2011 after winning his first Wimbledon title.
  • Chosen as the flag bearer for Serbia at the 2012 Olympics in London; finished fourth after losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the bronze medal match.
  • Won 11 titles in 2015, including the Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, and six masters tournaments.
  • With his 2016 French Open win, won four Grand Slam titles in a row, making him the first man to hold all four since 1969.
  • Despite being the top-ranked player in the men's singles tournament at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, was ousted in the first round by del Potro (who went on to win silver).

Relationships

  • Jelena Ristic — Wife
  • Dijana Djokovic — Mother
  • Marko Djokovic — Brother
  • Stefan — Son
  • Srdjan Djokovic — Father
  • Djordje Djokovic — Brother

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