Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis Player
Nicknames: “Nole”, “The Djoker”, “The Serbian Superman”, “The Serbinator”, “Djoko”

Born: May 22, 1987 (age 35). Belgrade, Serbia.

Who is Novak?

Novak Djokovic is a professional tennis player from Serbia, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), and began playing tennis at the age of four. 

Djokovic turned professional in 2003 and quickly rose to prominence, winning his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2008. Since then, he has won a total of 20 Grand Slam titles, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most in men’s tennis history. 

Djokovic is known for his incredible agility and endurance on the court, as well as his fierce competitive spirit. He has been ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for a record-breaking 330 weeks, and is widely considered one of the best returners in the history of the sport.

Player Profile and Stats

Novak Djokovic is one of the most dominant players in the history of men’s tennis, with an impressive record of Grand Slam titles, ATP titles, and weeks spent as world No. 1

As of September 2021, he has won a total of 20 Grand Slam titles, tied for the most in men’s tennis history. Djokovic has also won a record-breaking 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles, as well as five ATP Finals titles. He has spent a total of 338 weeks at world No. 1, the most of any male player in history. 

Djokovic’s playing style is characterized by his exceptional athleticism, footwork, and ability to read and return his opponents’ shots with incredible accuracy. He is also known for his mental toughness and competitive spirit, which has helped him come back from seemingly impossible deficits and win some of the most epic matches in tennis history.

Awards And Honors

  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • ATP Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • ITF World Champion (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (2011)
  • ESPY Award for Best Male Tennis Player (2015, 2019, 2020)
  • ATP Tour Masters 1000 Awards: Most titles (36), Most finals (53)
  • Djokovic is known for his imitations of other tennis players, as well as his impressions of celebrities such as Maria Sharapova and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 
  • Djokovic has a gluten-free diet, which he credits with helping him improve his overall health and performance on the court. He has also written a book about his diet and nutrition regimen.
  • In addition to his tennis skills, Djokovic is also a multi-linguist. He speaks Serbian, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
  • Djokovic is a big fan of basketball and has been spotted attending NBA games in the United States. He has even trained with basketball players such as Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
  • Novak Djokovic is known for his impressive flexibility and has been able to perform splits on the court during matches. He has also been seen doing yoga and other stretching exercises before matches.

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