Novak Djokovic who is Serbian professional tennis player and one of the greatest tennis players of all time born on 22 May 1987, In Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia.
He is the son of Srdan and his wife Dijana. His father is Montenegrin and his mother is Croatian by background. Novak has two younger brothers Marko and Djordje, They are also tennis players.
In September 2013, He became engaged with Jelena Ristic and On 10th July 2014, They got married. The couple has two children, son name is Stefan and daughter name is Tara.
At the age of four, He introduced the game. In summer 1993 at the age of six, He was spotted by Serbian tennis player and coach Jelena Gencic. In 2001 at the age of 14, He made his first international debut and won the European championship’s singles and doubles titles and he was also a player on the winning team. He was the member of ‘Junior Davis Cup’ national team from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and In 2001 he reached the final. However, Djokovic was defeated in his singles match. In 2003, He had turned professional and started playing in ‘ATP Challenger Series’ and ‘Futures’ tournaments. During 2003 to 2005, He had bagged three wins in each. From 2006, He had been trained by the former Slovak tennis player Marian Vajda and than from December 2013 former world, No. 1 German tennis player Boris Becker had become his Head Coach. In 2007, He won his first master series and reached the world top 10 list. In 2008, His first Golden Slam singles title with Australian Open and winning the semi-final against Roger Federer and final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He had successfully defended the ‘Australian Open’ title in 2012 and 2013 against Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray respectively but he lost to Stan Wawrinka in 2014. He had again reclaimed the title in 2015 by defeating Wawrinka in the semi-finals and Murray in final and had defended the title successfully in January 2016 beating Murray once again.
- He is a dog lover.
- He loves pizza, but he can’t eat it anymore.
- He had beaten Nadal five times in a year.
- He won 12 Golden Slam singles titles, Fourth most in the History.
- He had No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 223 weeks.
- He won all-time records of 30 Masters 1000 series titles.
Awards and achievements:
- In 2007, He won the Prix Bourgeon award.
- In 2012, He received the Golden Bagel award.
- In 2015, He won the ESPY award.
What can we learn from him??
Like Novak Djokovic, Never stop improving. Know yourself better than your competitors.