Novak Djokovic is one of the top professional male tennis players in the world. Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, Djokovic did not pursue any education post-graduation from high school and instead began his tennis career. At 13, Djokovic attended the Pilic Academy of Tennis in Germany. He continued to play internationally the following year, earning him many titles from the beginning. Playing for 19 years already, he has a total of 911 wins. Djokovic holds 17 Grand Slam titles, which is the third most set in history for male tennis players.
Novak Djokovic's tennis career began at a young age. At the age of 6, Djokovic was recognized by Jelena Gencic who worked with him to expand his skills. Then at 13 he officially began his tennis career at the Pilic Academy of Tennis in Germany. This training allowed him to begin playing internationally the following year. At just 14, he was a triple European champion in singles, doubles, and teams. In 2007, he moved onto the French Open and Wimbledon. He gained recognition by earning two masters titles at a young age and beating top tennis players. In 2008, he competed in the Olympics for team Serbia. In 2011, he won a total of 43 matches, including the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. These achievements made him the number one player in the world in 2011. Djokovic to this day is successful and continues to play in matches all over the world, still recognized as one of the top men's tennis players in the world.
Currently, Novak Djokovic has won 911 tennis matches in his professional career. Djokovic has currently won a total of 17 Grand Slam titles. By winning the Australian Open in 2008, Djokovic became the first Serbian tennis player to win one of the major tennis tournaments. He is one of the three tennis players to hold all four Grand Slam titles in the same year in 2015 and 2016. Djokovic is the only male tennis player to win all nine of the ATP Tour Masters Tournaments.
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia. He is of Serbian and Croatian descent. Born to Srdjan and Dijana Djokovic, Novak was set to be a tennis player from an early age. His parents owned three restaurants and a tennis academy. Djokovic was one of three kids. His two brothers, Marko and Djordje, have also played professional tennis. Djokovic pursued tennis professionally at a young age after attending the Pilic Academy of Tennis in Germany.
In 2007, Djokovic founded his own foundation, the Novak Djokovic Foundation. The foundation gives back to children in Serbia by providing education and other resources. Djokovic got married in 2014 to Jelena Ristic, who was his high school sweetheart since 2005. Since getting married they have had two kids, Stefan and Tara. They are still together to this day.
Novak Djokovic's strong opponents are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray. Djokovic is currently the only male tennis player to have beaten Federer in all four major tournaments. Djokovic and Federer are considered the top two male tennis players in the world, which is why their rivalry is closely watched.
The Novak Djokovic Foundation, founded in 2007, is a global organization that focuses on providing early childhood education programs to children in Serbia. The foundation strives to provide quality preschool education for children and has built schools and supported many families in Serbia. Novak Djokovic was born and grew up in Serbia, which is what led him to focus on his own community by establishing this foundation. Teacher support and developmental programs for children are also a part of the foundation's provisions.
Novak Djokovic sets the record as being the only male tennis player to win all ATP tour Elite tournaments. Djokovic has won a total of 34 titles in the ATP Master tournaments, which makes him one behind Roger Federer who holds the record. Djokovic is the only athlete to ever beat Roger Fedgerer and Rafael Nadal in all four of the Grand Slam tournaments. Djokovic also sets the record as the only player to ever win all four of the Grand Slam tournaments in one calendar year.
Novak Djokovic has two kids with this wife, Jelena Djokovic. The family lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco. In 2014, Djokovic's first son was born, Stefan Djokovic. Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title with his son in the stands. Just recently, in 2017, Djokovic had a daughter named Tara Djokovic. Djokovic prioritizes his family life, which can be seen through his social media channels and his family cheering him on at all of his matches.