DJOKOVIC Novak

22 May 1987
34
Male
BELGRADE
 
Serbia
MONTE CARLO
 
Monaco

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TEN Tennis Men's Singles 4
Mixed Doubles 4

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
4th on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
6
6
BOL
DELLIEN HDELLIEN Hugo
2
2
Finished
4th on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
6
6
GER
STRUFF JLSTRUFF Jan-Lennard
4
3
Finished
3rd on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
6
6
ESP
DAVIDOVICH FOKINADAVIDOVICH FOKINA Alejandro
3
1
Finished
5th on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
Stojanovic / Djokovic
6
6
BRA
Stefani / Melo
3
4
Finished
2nd on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
6
6
JPN
NISHIKORI KNISHIKORI Kei
2
0
Finished
4th on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
GER
Siegemund / Krawietz
1
2
SRB
Stojanovic / Djokovic
6
6
Finished
2nd on Centre Court
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
6
3
1
GER
ZVEREV AZVEREV Alexander
1
6
6
Finished
Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court
SRB
DJOKOVIC NDJOKOVIC Novak
4
7
3
ESP
CARRENO BUSTA PCARRENO BUSTA Pablo
6
66
6
Finished
3rd on Court 1
Ariake Tennis Park Court 1
ROC
Vesnina / Karatsev
7
7
SRB
Stojanovic / Djokovic
64
5
Finished
2nd on Court 1
Ariake Tennis Park Court 1
SRB
Stojanovic / Djokovic
AUS
Barty / Peers
WO
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Grand Slams
 Aus OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
YearSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoubles
2021WR-WR-WR---
2020WR-RU---R16-
2019WR-SF-WR-R16-
2018R16-QF-WR-WR-
2017R64-QF-QF---
2016WR-WR-R32-RU-
2015WR-RU-WR-WR-
2014QF-RU-WR-SF-
2013WR-SF-RU-RU-
2012WR-RU-SF-RU-
2011WR-SF-WR-WR-
2010QF-QF-SF-RU-
2009QF-R32-QF-SF-
2008WR-SF-R64-SF-
2007R16R64SF-SF-RU-
2006R128R64QFR64R16R32R32R64
2005R128-R64-R32-R32-

2021 Tournament Results - Singles
Result
WinnerAustralian Open,Roland Garros,Wimbledon,Belgrade
Runner-upRome
SemifinalBelgrade

2021 Tournament Results - Doubles
Result
Winner-
Runner-upSanta Ponsa
Semifinal-

Olympic Games - Singles
2020 Tokyo, JPN - Seed 1
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64LostDELLIEN Hugo (BOL)

2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Seed 1
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64LostDEL POTRO Juan Martin (ARG)6-7(4), 6-7(2)

2012 London, GBR - Seed 2
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64WonFOGNINI Fabio (ITA)6-7(7), 6-2, 6-2
R32WonRODDICK Andy (USA)6-2, 6-1
R16WonHEWITT Lleyton (AUS)4-6, 7-5, 6-1
QFWonTSONGA Jo-Wilfried (FRA)6-1, 7-5
SFLostMURRAY Andy (GBR)5-7, 5-7
F 3/4LostDEL POTRO Juan Martin (ARG)5-7, 4-6

2008 Beijing, CHN - Seed 3
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R64WonGINEPRI Robby (USA)6-4, 6-4
R32WonSCHUTTLER Rainer (GER)6-4, 6-2
R16WonYOUZHNY Mikhail (RUS)7-6(3), 6-3
QFWonMONFILS Gael (FRA)4-6, 6-1, 6-4
SFLostNADAL Rafael (ESP)4-6, 6-1, 4-6
F 3/4WonBLAKE James (USA)6-3, 7-6(4)

Olympic Games - Doubles
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Partner: ZIMONJIC Nenad
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R32WonCILIC Marin / DRAGANJA Marin (CRO)6-2, 6-2
R16LostMELO Marcelo / SOARES Bruno (BRA)4-6, 4-6

2012 London, GBR - Partner: TROICKI Viktor - Seed 8
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R32LostBRUNSTROM Johan / LINDSTEDT Robert (SWE)6-7(8), 3-6

2008 Beijing, CHN - Partner: ZIMONJIC Nenad - Seed 2
PhaseResultOpponentResult
R32LostDAMM Martin / VIZNER Pavel (CZE)6-3, 0-6, 2-6


Legend
WR - Winner, RU - Runner-up, F - Final, SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, R16 - Round of 16, R32 - Round of 32, R64 - Round of 64, R128 - Round of 128
:
Nole, Nokia, Nox, Djoker. (Twitter profile, 17 Mar 2016; atpworldtour.com, 21 May 2012)
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Listening to music, watching films, playing golf, supporting Serbian football club Red Star Belgrade. (tokyo2020.org, 30 Sep 2020; Facebook page, 22 Jan 2020)
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Wife Jelena, son Stefan [2014], daughter Tara [2017]
:
English, German, Italian, Serbian
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Marian Vajda [personal], SVK, from 2006; Goran Ivanisevic [personal], CRO
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Right (novakdjokovic.com, 30 Apr 2015)
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His younger brothers Marko and Djordje have both played tennis professionally. His father Srdjan was a professional skier. (tokyo2020.org, 30 Sep 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 04 May 2015; newyorker.com, 02 Sep 2013)
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Turned professional in 2003
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In 2019 he retired from his last 16 US Open match against Stan Wawrinka with a shoulder injury. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Sep 2019)

He played through a back injury at the 2019 Australian Open. (bbc.co.uk, 23 Jan 2019)

He underwent elbow surgery in early 2018. (bbc.co.uk, 11 Nov 2018)

In 2016 he was troubled by a wrist injury. (bbc.co.uk, 27 Aug 2016)

In September 2011 he suffered a partial rupture to a muscle in his back. (espn.go.com, 19 Sep 2011)

In August 2011 he sustained a shoulder injury that forced him to retire against British player Andy Murray at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, OH, United States of America. (huffingtonpost.com, 21 Aug 2011)

He was forced to retire in his second round match at the 2005 French Open due to breathing problems. He experienced similar issues at a 2006 tour event in Umag, Croatia. He had corrective surgery on his sinuses in 2007 in an attempt to fix the problem. (telegraph.co.uk, 25 Jan 2012; ATP, 11 Jul 2006)
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He began playing tennis at age four. (novakdjokovic.com, 30 Apr 2015)
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He watched tennis courts being built opposite his family's restaurant and became fascinated by the sport. (novakdjokovic.com, 21 May 2012)
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To achieve the 'Calendar Golden Slam' in 2021. (idjtv.com, 20 Jul 2021; eurosport.co.uk, 19 Jul 2021)
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US tennis player Pete Sampras. (novakdjokovic.com, 30 Apr 2015)
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His family. (novakdjokovic.com, 22 May 2012)
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"Just believe in your dreams. If you have dreams, don't give up. 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." (novakdjokovic.com, 09 Nov 2018)
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He was named the Association of Tennis Professionals [ATP] Tour's Player of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020. (atptour.com, 21 Dec 2020)

He was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2019. (bbc.co.uk, 18 Feb 2019; rio2016.com, 19 Apr 2016; rio2016.org.br, 15 Apr 2015; nation.co.ke, 07 Feb 2012)

He was Serbia's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (rio2016.com, 14 Oct 2015)

He won the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly [ESPY] Award for Best Male Tennis Player in 2011, 2012 and 2014. (novakdjokovic.com, 16 Jul 2015)

He won the 2011 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award. (bbc.co.uk, 22 Dec 2011)

He was named the ATP Tour's Most Improved Player of the Year for 2006 and 2007. (atptennis.com, 19 Jul 2008)

General Interest

General
GOING FOR THE CALENDAR GOLDEN SLAM
He arrives at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as the reigning champion at the first three Grand Slam tournaments of 2021, the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Should he claim the singles title at the 2020 Games and the US Open later in the year, he will achieve the 'Calendar Golden Slam', winning the singles title at all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Games in the same year. The feat has only been achieved once before, in 1988, by female German player Steffi Graf. "It came down to patriotism and my feelings for Serbia [competing at the 2020 Olympic Games]. But I am full of confidence and motivated to represent Serbia in the best possible way. The Olympics, and the US Open, are obviously my biggest objectives for the remainder of the season, and it's going to be demanding. I am inspired to play my best tennis and confident that I can win the gold medal. And then I'll go to New York [US Open], aiming to complete it all." (olympics.com, 21 Jul 2021; tennis.com, 20 Jul 2021; guinnessworldrecords.com, 2021; nbcolympics.com, 15 Jul 2021)

US OPEN DISQUALIFICATION
He was defaulted from his fourth round match at the 2020 US Open after hitting a ball that struck a line judge in the throat. "This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the linesperson and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling OK. I'm extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I'm not disclosing her name to respect her privacy. As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being. I apologise to the US Open tournament and everyone associated for my behaviour." (bbc.co.uk, 07 Sep 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the Association of Tennis Professionals [ATP] Player Council. In 2020 he and Canadian player Vasik Pospisil led the formation of the Professional Tennis Players' Association. (bbc.co.uk, 07 Sep 2020, 15 Nov 2018)

EARLY DAYS
He was age 11 when NATO began its 1999 bombing campaign in Belgrade, Serbia. For 78 consecutive days, he and his family had go to a bomb shelter each night. He continued to play tennis for the duration of the offensive. "We'd go to the site of the most recent attacks, figuring that if they bombed one place yesterday, they probably wouldn't bomb it today." When he was age 13, his family decided that he should move to Germany in order to train. He attended the Niki Pilic Tennis Academy in Munich. "From the first day Novak arrived at the camp, it was amazing how focused on tennis he was. I never liked predicting if someone would succeed or not, but with Novak I knew he would be the best," Pilic said. (novakdjokovic.com, 30 Apr 2015; newyorker.com, 02 Sep 2013)

BUSINESS OWNER
He owns two restaurants called Novak Cafe & Restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia. (tennis-x.com, 09 Jan 2015; novakcafe.rs, 2016)

FOUNDATION
In November 2007 he launched the Novak Djokovic Foundation, the aim of which is to support young talent, children with health problems and those from disadvantaged communities. The Foundation is also engaged in helping towns which have suffered natural disasters, and in protecting national heritage buildings. (novakdjokovicfoundation.org, 01 Mar 2016)

BOOK
He published the book 'Serve to Win' in 2013 about his early years and path to success including information about his diet and fitness regime. (telegraph.co.uk, 24 Aug 2013)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
WO:
Walkover
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