Quick Facts About The Most Admired Tennis Player-  NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Quick Facts About The Most Admired Tennis Player- NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • He was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Djokovic grew up in a family of professional skiers
  • His journey became when he was just 4, the first ever tennis racket was brought to him by his father
  • At the age of 6 in 1993, he was spotted by Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Gencic. She complimented him as the greatest talent she ever saw since Monika Seles. She trained him for next 6 years
  • At the age of 13, he went to Pilic Acedemy in Munich, Germany, to pursue higher level of competition
  • His International career began at the age of 14
  • In 2001, at the age of 14, he rose up to glory by achieving triple European champion in singles, doubles and team competition. He even won the silver medal at the World Junior Championship for Yugoslavia

Novak Djokovic Winning


  • After winning the French Open in 2016, he became the only men’s singles Tennis player after Lord Laver to win a “career slam” in history
  • He is one of the four players to defeat Roger Federer three times in one year, and one of only two players to beat both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam in consecutive matches. He is the only player who has defeated both Federer and Nadal in the same tournament on 3 different occasions
  • He met his would-be wife, Jelena Ristic, during his high school. On 10 July 2014, the couple got married, and now have a baby boy named Stefan
  • He can fluently speak multiple languages such as Serbian, Italian, German and English
  • In 2007, he launched the “Novak Djokovic Foundation” to help disadvantaged children, provide financial support to several young children in Serbia, support to kids who lost their parents in war and financing the Serbian monasteries and churches.
  • He has appeared in a music video for the song-Hello by Martin Solveig
  • Sounds weird, but Djokovic doesn’t care! Whenever he’s at Wimbledon, he always eats grass, as he says it tastes like sweat. He also use to talk to himself while he plays
  • Djokovic is a dog lover. He takes his pet, poodle Pierre, everywhere he goes
  • “Serve To Win,” is the title of his book in which he recounts his journey of becoming one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The book also provides a 14-day gluten-free diet plan for better fitness (as he is Gluten intolerant)
  • Lastly his most popular saying- “Belief is the most common word to me, even more than hope. For one to achieve his dreams, he needs to truly believe in them.”

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