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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 May 1987Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Nicknames The Joker
The Serbinator
Nole
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Novak Djokovic OSS born 22 May 1987 is a Serbian professional tennis player who has been ranked number one in the world 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 championships, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning these three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the 6th player in the open era to win 3 Majors in a calendar year. He is the first player representing Serbia to win a Major singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events, separately and consecutively.[2] Amongst other titles, he won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and was also on the Serbia Davis Cup team which won the 2010 Davis Cup.

He is considered the best male tennis player to ever come out of Serbia, the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. Djokovic is also a double winner of The Best Sportsperson of Serbia award and the award for The Best Sportsman by the Olympic Committee of Serbia. He has been awarded the Order of St. Sava, the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Djokovic is a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JovanaJoko

Spouse (1)

Jelena Ristic (12 July 2014 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (31)

2008 Australian Open champion.
Surname pronounced DJO-ko-vich.
Ranked #3 in the world since 9 July 2007.
Known for impersonating other tennis players, such as John McEnroe, Maria Sharapova, and Andre Agassi.
Ranked #2 in the world (as a professional tennis player) since 1 February, 2010, after maintaining his position as world No. 3 for four years in a row.
In 2011, he was the player with the best winning streak. Winning 43 straight matches (41 occurring in 2011).
Is Serbian and was born in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia.
Djokovic has been awarded with the Order of St. Sava, the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church. He was awarded for his generosity and dedication to the Serbian Orthodox religion, and the assistance he provided to the Serbian people, churches and monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Djokovic is a double winner of the award for The Best Sports Person of Serbia and the award for The Best Sportsman by The Olympic Committee of Serbia.
In 2009 and 2010 Djokovic won Oscar Of Popularity for the most popular male athlete in Serbia.
Speaks Serbian, English, German, and Italian.
He was the youngest player to win the Men's Championship (19 years and ten months) at the Miami Masters in 2007. The youngest player to defeat the top 3 players in succession (2007, Canada Masters). The youngest player to have reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slams in 2007-2008 (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open). He has the best start of a season winning streak (41 matches in 2011) and has won the most consecutive championship titles in a season (4 titles at the start of 2011).
Ranked #1 men's tennis player in the world (July 4, 2011).
Winner of the 2011 Wimbledon title. He beat Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal in the final match.
He is a fan of Red Star Belgrade (a football club from Belgrade, Serbia). He is also a fan of Italian football club AC Milan.
Ranked No. 19 on AskMen's Top 49 Most Influential Men List of 2011. He is the 3rd most influential athlete in the world on the list (2011).
Won 70 out of 76 tennis matches in 2011.
As a UNICEF Serbia ambassador, Djokovic donated $100,000 to vulnerable children in Serbia as a holiday gift (2011).
Received the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award in 2011.
Won his third Australian Open in 2012 by beating Rafael Nadal. The 5 hour, 53 minute match was the longest final in Open Era majors history, as well as the longest match in Australian Open history.
Won the Sportsman of the Year award at the 13th annual Laureus World Sports Awards in London, 2012.
Djokovic's father is from Jasenovo polje in Montenegro and his mother is from Vinkovci in Croatia.
Is gluten-intolerant.
Announced he has hired Boris Becker to head his coaching team for the 2014 season. [December 18, 2013].
Djokovic is also featured in the music video for the song "Hello" by Martin Solveig and Dragonette. The video, filmed at Stade Roland Garros, shows Solveig facing off against Bob Sinclar, another DJ, in a tennis match. When the referee calls a crucial ball "Out", Djokovic enters the arena and convinces the referee otherwise.[257] In 2010, the Serbian blues-rock band Zona B recorded the song "The Joker", dedicating it to Djokovic.
From fall 2005 until June 2006, Djokovic was coached by Riccardo Piatti who divided his time between the 18-year-old and Ivan Ljubicic. Player and coach reportedly parted ways over the latter's refusal to work full-time with Djokovic.
6-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Boris Becker then signed on with Djokovic, first coaching him at the 2014 Australian Open.
He is good friends with fellow Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, whom he has known since the two were children growing up in Serbia, through Djokovic's uncle and Ivanovic's father.
Djokovic is the first Serbian player to win multiple Grand Slams and the first Serbian player to rank No. 1 for more than 100 weeks.
On 21 October 2014, he and his wife Jelena had a son, Stefan.
Very good friend of Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.

Personal Quotes (6)

[on winning his second Australian Open title in 2011]: I dedicate this title to my family, my brothers, my girl Jelena, the people that have been with me for so many years, it has been a tough period for our people in Serbia, so this is for my country Serbia, thank you.
I am Serbian, I am proud of being a Serbian, I didn't want to spoil that just because another country had better conditions. A lot of athletes had been misunderstood in Serbia and it is still not easy always to be appreciated. But hope was there.
[on becoming the World No. 1 tennis player]: It's definitely one of the most important achievements and days in my life, in my career. We are all dedicated to this sport 100 percent. When you know you're going to be the best in the world and you're reaching the finals of your favorite tournament, it's something special.
[on bending down and chewing some grass from Centre Court, after winning at Wimbledon, 2011]: I felt like an animal. I wanted to see how it tastes. It tastes good! It came spontaneously, really. I didn't plan to do it. I didn't know what to do, for my excitement and joy.
[on donating $100,000 to vulnerable children in Serbia] I hope my donation and support will help make a difference in the lives of young children throughout Serbia, especially those who have fewer opportunities to reach their full potential. Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child's life will not only help him or her reach their reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole. I want to help children in Serbia and around the world so they can realize their dreams. All children have rights and those rights must be protected.
Britain was offering me a lot of opportunities and they needed someone because Andy [Murray] was the only one, and still is. That had to be a disappointment for all the money they invest. But I didn't need the money as much as I had done. I had begun to make some for myself, enough to afford to travel with a coach, and I said, 'Why the heck?' I am Serbian, I am proud of being a Serbian, I didn't want to spoil that just because another country had better conditions. If I had played for Great Britain, of course I would have played exactly as I do for my country but deep inside, I would never have felt that I belonged. I was the one who took the decision.

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