Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who won his first Grand Slam championship in the year 2008 and ranked World’s No. 1 in 2011. He is born on 22 May 1987 and started playing tennis when he was just 4 years old. When he was 13, his parents sent him for training in Germany. He won Australian Open in the year 2008 after a steady ascent on the top levels and he led the Serbian team to win its first win at Davis Cup in the year 2010. He earned 3 out of 4 Grand Slam championships and collected the winning streak of 43 matches en route to be ranked as the World’s no. 1.
Djokovic started playing tennis when he was just 4 years old. In 1993, he was selected by Jelena Genčić, Yugoslav tennis player when he was 6, at Mt. Kopaonik where his parents were running a fast-food court. While seeing him playing tennis, she called him the greatest talent after Monika Seles. Young Djokovic worked with Genčić for 6 years and seen his rapid development. He started his international career when he was just 14. He won European championships in doubles, singles and team competition and became the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Novak Djokovic
Date of Birth: 22 May 1987
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Professional Tennis Player
Net Worth: $90 Million
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Source of Income: Tennis, Endorsements
When Djokovic was 14 years old, he became the triple European champion in doubles, singles and team competition. He won silver in a team competition at the World Junior Championship for Yugoslavia. He won 5 ITF tournaments at 16 and ranked 40th best junior tennis player worldwide. He won the first ATP Challenger tournament in 2004 in Budapest where he started up as qualifier. He qualified at Wimbledon at the same year and reached third round and moved the rankings to the top 100 and became the richest sportsman in the world.
Djokovic played semifinals in 2007 season of Wimbledon and French Open. He won second Masters Title and defeated the leaders in Montreal – Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick and he earned the third position in the world. He represented Serbia in Beijing Olympics 2008 and won bronze in single tennis. Serbian national team settled the Davis Cup trophy in 2010 for Serbia.
Novak Djokovic was born in Belgrade on May 22, 1987 to Dijana (née Žagar) and Srdan. Djordje and Marko, his younger brothers, are also tennis players. He is currently living in Monte Carlo and got training from former tennis player, Marian Vajda. He is speaks English, Serbian, German, French and Italian.
He met his fiancé, Jelena Ristić, when they were in high school and started dating her in the year 2005. They got engaged in September 2013 and the couple got married on July 10, 2014 on Sveti Stefan, Montenegro in Saint Stephen church. He founded Novak Djokovic Foundation to support under-privileged Serbian children by providing education and resources for healthy and productive living.
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