Novak Djokovic: Things to Know About Him

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Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 7 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Djokovic has won seventeen Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, thirty-eight ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, fourteen ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 270 weeks.

In majors, Djokovic has won a record seven Australian Open titles, four Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles, and one French Open title. Among other titles, he has won the ATP Tour Finals five times and was on the Serbian team which won the 2010 Davis Cup. Djokovic has also won numerous Olympic medals, including a gold medal in singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, to parents Srđan and Dijana (née Ćirić). His father is Montenegrin in origin and his mother is Croatian by background. Djokovic’s paternal grandfather, Miloš, was a Bosnian Serb who moved to Montenegro during World War II. Miloš’s wife, Marija, is Serbian. Djokovic has two younger brothers, Marko and Djordje, and one younger sister, Jelena. His cousin, Janko Tipsarević, is also a professional tennis player.

Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four.

Novak Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four. He started his professional career in 2003 and won his first Grand Slam singles titles at 2010 Australian Open and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. He became the world No. 1 for the first time in 2011 and held the ranking for a total of 223 weeks. He has won a record 10 ATP Masters 1000 titles.

Djokovic is one of only three players (along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) to have won all nine Masters 1000 tournaments. Djokovic has also won all four Grand Slam tournaments played on hard courts (Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon, and ATP Finals). He is one of only two male players (along with Nadal) to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments.

Novak Djokovic is the first Serbian player to be ranked No. 1

Novak Djokovic is the first Serbian player to be ranked No. 1 by the ATP and the first male player from Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title. He is also the first Serbian player to win an Olympic gold medal.

Djokovic is the only player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments and he is one of only four players to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments played on hard courts. Djokovic has won a record seventeen Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, and thirty-eight ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles. He has also won fourteen ATP Tour 500 titles and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 270 weeks.

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