Novak Đoković (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић; his name is often spelled Novak Djokovic; born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade) is a professional tennis player from Serbia. As of July 4, 2011, he was ranked number 1 in the world. Based on ATP data, Đoković lives in Monte Carlo.
Đoković is the eldest son of Srdjan and Dijana. He has two younger brothers, đorđe and Marko. Đoković mastered Serbian, German, and English. In an August 2007 article in Tennis magazine, Đoković was declared dating Jelena Ristić. Novak Đoković has proven himself as an all-court player with many talents. He participated in the 2006 Hopman Cup with another Serbian player Ana Ivanović where they were both in pairs.
Đoković’s ranking skyrocketed in 2006. He started in 2006 with a ranking of 78, but with his success reaching the quarter-finals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon’s 4th round, he reached 49 grand. Just three weeks after Wimbledon, Đoković won his first title at Amersfoort without losing the set, beating Nicolas Massu in the final. Đoković won his second title at Metz, and with this victory, he broke into the top 20 for the first time in his career.
In 2007, his performance at the Masters Series Indian Wells and Miami, where he was runner-up and winner, has made him penetrate the top 10 in the world. He lost in the Indian Wells final against Rafael Nadal, but again beat Nadal in Miami, before beating Guillermo Canas in the final (6-3, 6-2, 6-4). Then he joined the Monte Carlo Open, only to be defeated by David Ferrer in the third round match in straight set. At the Estoril tournament, Đoković beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6, 0-6, 6-1, in the final.
He made it to the 2007 US Open final, but was defeated by Roger Federer. In 2008, he won his first grand slam title by winning the Australian Open by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In the semi-finals of the tournament, Đjoković defeated defending champion Federer.
Then, in 2011, he advanced to the Wimbledon Grand Final after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. And that means, he will be ranked first in the ATP based on the ranking on July 4, 2011, and is the first Serbian player to rank highest.
In 2015 Djokovic won the 2015 Australian Open after defeating Andy Murray. Recently Djokovic won the 2016 Australian Open for the sixth time after defeating Andy Murray. This match likened him to Roy Emerson.
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Starting pro: 2003
Player type: Right hand; two-handed backhand