Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic

Serbian professional tennis player.add

Category: Tennis

Born in 1987.

Countries: United States (14%), (13%), France (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Rafael Nadal, Australian Open, Roger Federer

Linked to: Olympic Committee of Serbia, Head, Adidas, Audemars Piguet

 

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Novak Djokovic was born in 1987 add something


1994

This was the first time a player had defeated the top three ranked players in one tournament since Boris Becker in 1994 add something


1997

Grand Slam (tennis) - Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde reached the final of the 1997 French Open holding all the other three titles, but lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Daniel Vacek; in singles, Roger Federer in 2006 and 2007 and Novak Djokovic in 2012 repeated this, both ultimately losing the Paris final to Rafael Nadal


2001

As a member of the FR Yugoslavia national team, he reached the finals of the 2001 Junior Davis Cup for players under 14, in which he lost his match in singles add something


2002

Sergiy Stakhovsky - In 2002, he beat Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of Luxembourg, before losing to Dudi Sela in the final


2003

At the beginning of his professional career, Djokovic mainly played in Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning three of each type from 2003 to 2005 add something

 

Since turning professional in 2003, Djokovic wore Adidas clothing and footwear add something

 

Lleyton Hewitt - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who are baseliners, won all titles between them from 2003 to 2010, with Novak Djokovic, a baseliner, winning the tournament in 2011


2004

His first tour-level tournament was Umag in 2004, where he lost to Filippo Volandri in the round of 32 add something

 

Since 2004, the business end of Djokovic's career has been handled by Israeli managers Amit Naor and Allon Khakshouri, the duo that had Marat Safin and Dinara Safina as their clients add something


2005

In 2005, as Djokovic moved up the tennis rankings, his family founded a legal entity in Serbia named Family Sport add something

 

This marked the first time since the 2005 Australian Open that a Grand Slam singles title was not won by Federer or Nadal add something

 

Juan Martin del Potro - Del Potro is the only player other than the 'Big Four' of Novak Djokovic, Rafael_Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray to have won a men's grand slam singles title since 2005

 

Shanghai Masters (tennis) - Over the four years spent at the Qizhong venue, the tournament saw Swiss World No. 1 Roger Federer reach three finals, losing the first in 2005 to Argentine David Nalbandian before winning the following two in 2006 and 2007, and Novak Djokovic of Serbia taking the 2008 title


2006

Residing in Monte Carlo , Monaco, Djokovic has been coached since 2006 by a former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda add something

 

Since June 2006, Djokovic has been coached by Slovakian former professional tennis player Marián Vajda add something

 

Jurgen Melzer - In the 2006 Open de Moselle, however, he lost to Novak Djokovic

 

Rod Laver - Rod Laver returned to his native country to present Roger Federer in 2006, Rafael Nadal in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in 2012 the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, which is awarded to the Men's Singles winner of the Australian Open

 

Marian Vajda - Since June 2006, Vajda has been the coach of Novak Djokovic


2007

Djokovic failed to defend his 2007 singles title at the Masters Series Rogers Cup in Toronto add something

 

Djokovic played Federer in his first Major final at the 2007 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) and lost in three sets add something

 

During the 2007 tournament, Djokovic emerged as a fan favorite with his on-court impressions of other players including Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, and Maria Sharapova add something

 

His run at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) ended in the semifinals when he lost to Federer in four sets, in a rematch of the 2007 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) final add something

 

The two have met three times in Australian Open which Federer won in straight sets in 2007 and Djokovic won in straight sets in the other 2 add something

 

This became evident to the tennis world after his 2007 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) quarterfinal win over Carlos Moyà, where he entertained the audience with impersonations of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova add something

 

Juan Monaco - Although, he reached the Fourth Round in the 2007 French Open and 2007 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), losing to former French Open Champion Guillermo Cañas and Novak Djokovic

 

Carlos Moya - In May 2007, at the Hamburg Masters, he defeated Mardy Fish, world no. 12 Tomá? Berdych, world no. 9 Blake, and world no. 6 Novak Djokovic, a run which saw him reach his first Masters semifinal since 2004 Indian Wells


2008

After winning the Australian Open, his first major, in early 2008, Djokovic appeared on American late-night programme "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" add something

 

Entering the pro circuit, Djokovic used Wilson rackets, continuing so until the end of 2008 add something

 

In Serbia's tie against Russia in early 2008, in Moscow, Djokovic was sidelined due to influenza and was forced to miss his first singles match add something

 

In a rematch of the 2008 Australian Open final, he lost in the final of the Thailand Open to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets add something

 

It was Djokovic's first victory over Federer at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) in four attempts, and his first victory over Federer in a Major since the 2008 Australian Open add something

 

In February 2008, the company reached an agreement with local authorities in the city of Kragujevac about jointly entering into a real estate development deal that was to include 4 hectares of city-owned land at Veliki Park being developed into a tennis center with 14 courts add something

 

In May 2008, he was a special guest during the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Belgrade that year add something

 

In June 2008, after the duo entered into partnership with CAA Sports, the sports division of Hollywood talent firm Creative Artists Agency, meaning that the famous company started representing tennis players for the first time, Djokovic formally signed with CAA Sports add something

 

Tomas Berdych - He made it to the semifinals of the 2008 Thailand Open, losing to Novak Djokovic

 

Dutch Open (tennis) - In 2008 the organizers sold the right of organization to the family of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, and the tournament was moved to Belgrade, where it became known as the Serbia Open

 

Marat Safin - With Safin's semi-final performance at Wimbledon in 2008, he became the fourth of five active players to reach the semi-finals in all four Grand Slams joining Roger Federer, David Nalbandian and Novak Djokovic


2009

After great technical difficulties during the 2009 season, his serve is one of his major weapons again, winning him many free points; his first serve is typically hit flat, while he prefers to slice and kick his second serves wide add something

 

At 5 hours and 53 minutes, the match was the longest final in Open Era Grand Slam history, as well as the longest match in Australian Open history, surpassing the 5 hour and 14 minute 2009 semifinal between Nadal and Fernando Verdasco add something

 

At the end of 2009, Djokovic signed a 10-year deal with the Italian clothing company Sergio Tacchini after Adidas refused to extend his clothing contract add something

 

In 2009, and 2010, Djokovic won an Oscar Of Popularity for the most popular male athlete in Serbia add something

 

Throughout spring 2009, during ATP Master Series tournaments in Madrid and Rome, respectively, the Serb was a guest on Pablo Motos' show "El Hormiguero" followed by an appearance on the "Fiorello Show" hosted by Italian comedian Rosario Fiorello add something

 

Roger Federer - His most notable use of the tweener was in the semifinals of the 2009 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) against Novak Djokovic, bringing him triple match point, on which he capitalised for a straight-set victory over the Serb

 

David Ferrer - In 2009, Ferrer was runner-up at Dubai and Barcelona , losing to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal respectively


2010

But by 2010 the company pulled out of these plans add something

 

In 2010, the Serbian blues-rock band Zona B recorded the song "The Joker", dedicating it to Djokovic add something

 

Their next meeting at a Grand Slam was again at the Australian Open, in the 2010 quarter-finals, exactly two years to the day since Djokovic defeated Tsonga to win his first Grand Slam singles title add something

 

Philipp Petzschner - At the 2010 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) Petzschner lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic in the second round

 

Olivier Rochus - At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open he defeated Richard Gasquet and the 2007 titlist and second seed Novak Djokovic

 

Jurgen Melzer - He ended this streak by reaching the semifinals of the French Open in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal after coming from two sets down to defeat Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals


2011

After his 2011 victory in Montreal, tennis coach Nick Bollettieri stated that Djokovic is the most "complete" player of all time add something

 

By winning three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth male player in the open era to win three Majors in a calendar year add something

 

Djokovic defeated Nadal in the 2011 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) Final to capture his third major title of the year and fourth overall add something

 

Djokovic was named 2011 ITF World Champion add something

 

Djokovic won ten tournaments in 2011, including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) add something

 

Djokovic's sponsorship contract with Tacchini was incentive heavy, and due to Djokovic's disproportionate success and dominance in 2011, the company fell behind on payments and ended the sponsorship contract add something

 

Federer ended Djokovic's 41-match winning start to the 2011 season at the 2011 French Open semi-finals which many consider to be a classic match add something

 

From 2011, Djokovic began to wear custom Red and Blue Adidas Barricade 6,0's shoes, referring to the colours of the Serbian national flag add something

 

He was voted the 19th most influential man on AskMen.com's Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011 add something

 

In assessing his 2011 season, Jimmy Connors said that Djokovic gives his opponents problems by playing "a little bit old-school, taking the ball earlier, catching the ball on the rise, driving the ball flat add something

 

In the 2011 Wimbledon final, Djokovic won in four sets, which was his first victory over Nadal in a Major add something

 

This marked Djokovic's third loss of his 2011 season, and his second retirement add something

 

This started a long unbeaten run that went on into 2011 add something

 

They had met in seven finals from January 2011 to January 2012, all of which Djokovic won add something

 

On 28 April 2011, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia awarded Djokovic the Order of St. Sava I class, the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church, because he demonstrated love for the church, and because he provided assistance to the Serbian people, churches and monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Kosovo and Metohija add something

 

On 25 June 2011, its seventieth Congress in Chicago, all the members unanimously awarded Djokovic the Order of Serbian National Defense in America I class, the highest decoration of the SND. The order was given to him because of his merits in the international sport scene and his contributions to the reputation of Serbs and Serbia around the world add something

 

On Monday, 4 July 2011, one day after Djokovic won Wimbledon, Family Sport organized the homecoming reception in front of the National Assembly building with more than 80,000 people gathering to greet him add something

 

In August 2011, Djokovic became the brand ambassador of Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet add something

 

In mid-November 2011, he made a triumphant return to Rai 1's "Fiorello Show" add something

 

Marcos Baghdatis - Baghdatis had a very quiet summer on the ATP tour, his most noticeable appearance was at the 2011 Wimbledon championship where he gave Novak Djokovic a tough test in the 3rd round

 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - His quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic was a mouth-watering encounter between two of the best players of 2011

 

Rafael Nadal - This set up a final against world no. 2 Novak Djokovic, who had beaten Nadal in all four of their matches in 2011

 

Rafael Nadal - He held it until 3 July 2011, when Novak Djokovic replaced him as world no. 1


2012

At the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in April, Nadal finally beat Djokovic for the first time since November 2010 add something

 

At the London 2012 Olympics, Djokovic was chosen as the flag bearer for Serbia add something

 

Based on his brilliant show in 2012,Djokovic was named as International Tennis Federation world champion add something

 

Djokovic lost in straight sets to Nadal at the Rome Masters 2012 final add something

 

Djokovic made "TIME" magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012 list add something

 

Djokovic reached his maiden French Open final in 2012 by defeating Roger Federer, reaching the finals of all four Grand Slams consecutively add something

 

In 2012, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the Australian Open final which made Nadal the first player to lose in three consecutive Grand Slam finals add something

 

It was Djokovic's fifth win over Tsonga in 2012 add something

 

Murray and Djokovic met again in 2012 at the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Murray winning in straight sets add something

 

The two share the record for the longest Australian Open and Grand Slam final match ever played , which was the 2012 Australian Open final add something

 

He appeared on the cover of Italian "GQ"'s March 2012 issue add something

 

In March 2012, Djokovic was announced by Bombardier Aerospace as its latest Learjet brand ambassador, thus joining the likes of actor and pilot John Travolta, architect Frank Gehry, maestro Valery Gergiev, and classical pianist Lang Lang add something

 

On 23 May 2012, Uniqlo has appointed Djokovic as its global brand ambassador add something

 

On 6 July 2012, Djokovic lost to Federer in the Wimbledon semifinal add something

 

On 2 August 2012, Djokovic defeated French fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and advanced to the semi-finals of Olympics, where he was beaten by Andy Murray of Britain in straight sets add something

 

On 12 November 2012, Djokovic won the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals by defeating Roger Federer 7-6, 7-5 in the final add something

 

After Djokovic's contract with CAA Sports expired during summer 2012, he decided to switch representation, announcing IMG Worldwide as his new representatives in December 2012 add something

 

David Ferrer - At the 2012 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), Ferrer made it to his fourth career Grand Slam semifinal, where he lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic

 

Juan Martin del Potro - Del Potro lost in the quarter-finals of the 2012 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) against Novak Djokovic

 

Grigor Dimitrov - Dimitrov was rumored to be dating Russian Maria Sharapova throughout the second half of 2012, but the two only confirmed their relationship after the 2013 Madrid Open, where the Bulgarian managed his first win against a world No. 1, beating Novak Djokovic

 

Roger Federer - Federer participated in the Italian Open tournament in Rome, where he won over Carlos Berlocq, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Andreas Seppi, en route to the semifinal, where he was defeated in straight sets by the defending champion and 2012 runner-up Novak Djokovic

 

Ryan Harrison (tennis) - Harrison lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the second round of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

 

Head (company) - Head proved to be successful in 2012, with three unique Major winners during the year: Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova at the French Open and Andy Murray at the US Open

 

Sam Querrey - On October 31st, 2012, at the BNP Paribas Masters Querrey defeated Novak Djokovic 0-6, 7-6 , 6-4 in the second round

 

Rafael Nadal - This was his second victory over Novak Djokovic in 2012 and his third title of the season, as well as his 6th Rome title overall


2013

In 2013 Djokovic defeated eight-time winner Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to clinch his first title in Monte Carlo add something

 

Their most recent meeting was in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters tournament in 2013 add something

 

On 2 March 2013, Djokovic won the thirty-sixth professional single's title of his career by defeating Tomá? Berdych in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships add something

 

Nadal defeated Djokovic on 7 June 2013 in the French Open Semifinals add something

 

In the finals of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships on July 7, 2013, No. 2-seed Murray defeated Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 add something

 

On September 9, 2013, Djokovic and Nadal will meet once again in the 2013 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) finals add something

 

Uniqlo - Current No. 3 player in the World Golf Ranking Adam Scott wore Uniqlo when he won the 2013 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA. Current No. 1 ATP tennis player Novak Djokovic wore Uniqlo shirts and shorts at the French Open, Wimbledon, !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), and Australian Open, as does Japanese No. 1 Kei Nishikori

 

Stan Wawrinka - He reached the semifinals of the 2013 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) where he lost to Novak Djokovic in five sets

 

Stan Wawrinka - This partnership has been credited for improvement in Wawrinka's performance in important matches, and was evident in his victories over Andy Murray at the 2013 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), and Novak Djokovic at the 2014 Australian Open as well as his improved consistency

 

Boris Becker - In December 2013 Novak Djokovic announced in his website that Boris Becker will become his Head Coach for 2014 season


2014

At the 2014 Australian Open, he won his first four matches in straight sets, against Luká? Lacko, Leonardo May er, Denis Istomin and number 15 seed Fabio Fognini respectively add something

 

His son Stefan was born on October 21, 2014 add something

 

Tennis - As of 2014 the "Big Four" in men's tennis includes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray who have won 36 of the 38 majors from the 2005 French Open to the 2014 Wimbledon Championships

 

John Isner - At the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, Isner received a bye into round two, after which he defeated Nikolay Davydenko, Lu Yen-hsun, Fernando Verdasco and Ernest Gulbis en route to the semifinals, where he would face Novak Djokovic in a rematch of their 2012 semifinal, however this time Isner lost in three sets

 

Julien Benneteau - In the 2014 season, Benneteau beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Feliciano López to reach the Indian Wells Masters quarter-finals, where he lost to Novak Djokovic

 

Magnus Norman - More recently, Norman began a partnership with Stan Wawrinka who has since won three Grand Slams, the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, and the 2016 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), ending significant losing streaks against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the process and reached world no. 3

 

Seiko - On Friday, January 10, 2014, on the eve of the Australian Open in Melbourne, Shinji Hattori, President of Seiko Watch Corporation, presented to Novak Djokovic a Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch, symbolizing Seiko's partnership with the world no.1 professional tennis player


2015

The most recent meeting between the two was in the semifinals of the 2015 Indian Wells Masters, where eventual champion Djokovic defeated Murray in straight sets add something

 

In April 2015, Henman offered another comment on Djokovic's standing among the all-time greats, saying "it's only a matter of time before he is considered alongside Federer and Nadal as one of the greatest players of all time" add something

 

In August 2015, Djokovic was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador add something

 

The foundation partnered with the World Bank in August 2015 to promote early childhood education in Serbia add something

 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - In 2015 he reached the final of the Shangai Rolex Masters but lost in straight sets to world number 1 Novak Djokovic

 

Jeremy Chardy - In 2015, Chardy reached his first Masters semifinal after saving seven match points against John Isner in the quarter-finals, losing to world no.1 Novak Djokovic 6-4,6-4


2016

Andrew Castle stated in January 2016 that Djokovic is "undoubtedly moving towards being considered the sport's all-time greatest player" add something

 

On 3 April 2016, Novak won the 2016 Miami Open for the third consecutive year, and did so without dropping a set en route to his sixth career Miami Open title, tying him with Andre Agassi for most ever Miami Open men's singles titles add something

 

In June 2016, a panel of more than forty ESPN experts ranked Djokovic as number eight on their top twenty all-time combined list of both male and female tennis players; he was number five among the males, behind Federer, Laver, Sampras, and Borg add something

 

Canadian Open (tennis) - The current singles champions as of the 2016 tournament are Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep

 

Jim Courier - Until Novak Djokovic in 2016, Courier was the last man to win both the Australian and French Opens in the same calendar year

 

Alexander Zverev (tennis player, born 1997) - In July 2016 he became the youngest player to enter the ATP top 25 since Novak Djokovic in 2006

 

Alexander Zverev (tennis player, born 1997) - In October 2016 he became the youngest player to enter the ATP top 20 since Novak Djokovic in 2006


2017

On 22 May 2017, Djokovic was unveiled as a brand ambassador of Lacoste after a five-year partnership with Uniqlo add something

 

Their daughter Tara was born in September 2017 add something

 

Lacoste - In 2017, tennis player Novak Djokovic was named brand ambassador for Lacoste

 

Andre Agassi - He returned to the tour in May 2017 in the position of coach to Novak Djokovic for the French Open


2018

At the 2018 Australian Open he played in the 2nd round against Gael Monfils add something

 

In February 2018 Djokovic was placed as number 5 by Tennis.com in the list of 50 greatest players of the Open era add something

 

Albert Ramos - At the Australian Open 2018 he played in the third round against Novak Djokovic

 

Donald Young (tennis) - At the 2018 Australian Open, he was the first round opponent for former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, despite fighting hard he was defeated in straight sets

 

Gael Monfils - In his next tournament, the 2018 Australian Open, Monfils lost to the no. 14 seed Novak Djokovic in four sets in the 2nd round


2019

In February 2019, WTA legends Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport said Djokovic will break the record for most grand slam titles won in history add something

 

Roy Emerson - He held the record of six Australian Open men's singles titles until 2019 when Novak Djokovic won his seventh title

 

Roy Emerson - His record of six Australian men's singles crowns was surpassed in 2019 by Novak Djokovic who won his record seventh

 

Rafael Nadal - Their most recent encounter was the 2019 Australian Open final, which Djokovic won in straight sets, marking Nadal's first straight-sets loss in a Grand Slam final