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Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic in 2011
Country  Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
 Serbia (2006–present)
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born 22 May 1987 (1987-05-22) (age 32)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money

US$ 130,496,285

  •  All-time leader in earnings
Official website novakdjokovic.com
Singles
Career record 855–179 (82.69% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 74 (7th in the Open Era)
Highest ranking No. 1 (4 July 2011)
Current ranking No. 1 (5 November 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon W (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018)
US Open W (2011, 2015, 2018)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Olympic Games Bronze medal olympic.svg (2008)
Doubles
Career record 52–66 (44.07% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 114 (30 November 2009)
Current ranking No. 122 (29 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2006, 2007)
French Open 1R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2006)
US Open 1R (2006)
Team Competitions
Davis Cup W (2010)
Hopman Cup F (2008, 2013)

Last updated on: 13 May 2019

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Signature of Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic was born 22 May 1987. He is a Serbian tennis player.

Djokovic has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 Australian Open, the 2016 French Open, the 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2018 Wimbledon Championships as well as the 2011, 2015, and 2018 US Open. He is the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam tournaments at the same time.

From July 4, 2011 until July 8, 2012, Djokovic was ranked No. 1 in the world. He became No. 1 again on November 4, 2012 until October 6, 2013, and again from July 7, 2014 until November 6, 2016.

He won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and helped Serbia win the Davis Cup in 2010. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He has won 31 Masters 1000 series titles (breaking single season records with five titles in 2011 and six titles in 2015).

Several tennis critics and former and current players consider Djokovic to be among the greatest tennis players of all time. Djokovic was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Grand slam record

This table shows Djokovic's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles.

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2005 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 3
2006 Round 2 Quarterfinal Round 4 Round 3
2007 Round 4 Semifinal Semifinal Final
2008 Winner Semifinal Round 2 Semifinal
2009 Quarterfinal Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal
2010 Quarterfinal Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
2011 Winner Semifinal Winner Winner
2012 Winner Final Semifinal Final
2013 Winner Semifinal Final Final
2014 Quarterfinal Final Winner Semifinal
2015 Winner Final Winner Winner
2016 Winner Winner Round 3 Final
2017 Round 2 Quarterfinal Quarterfinal Absent
2018 Round 4 Quarterfinal Winner Winner

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