|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet- 6' 2"
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Turned pro in 2003
|Nature on field||Aggressive
|Favourite Shot||Forehand down the line|
|Grand Slam (men's singles titles)||20|
|Career Turning Point||After defeating Andy Murray at the Australian Open 2011 finals, there was no looking back for Novak Djokovic. He went on to win 10 Grand Slam titles after this victory.|
|Date of Birth||22 May 1987|
|Age (as of 2022)||35 Years|
|Family||Father- Srdan Djokovic (Montenegro)
Mother- Dijana Djokovic (Croatia)
|Hobbies||Skiing, Horse riding, Music|
|Controversies||• No equal pay for women: Like Federer, Djokovic also said that he was against equal pay for women tennis players thus inviting outrage.
• Attracted a $20,000 fine for touching the chair umpire: On 2 February 2020, after winning the Australian Open Final against Dominic Thiem, Djokovic attracted a $20,000 fine for touching the chair umpire during a heated exchange in the second set of the Australian Open final. The rules state: "Players shall not at any time physically abuse any official, opponent, spectator or another person within the precincts of the tournament site. Violation of this section shall subject a player to a fine up to [$30,000] for each violation." ABC
• Disqualified for hitting a line judge: On 6 September 2020, he was disqualified in the U.S. Open fourth round after he hit a line judge with a ball following a point during the first set of his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. The Hindu
• Australia cancelled his visa: On 5 January 2022, soon aftre he arrived in Melbourne from Dubai to participate at the Australian Open, his visa was cancelled by the Australian government. According to the Australian Border Force, Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia. The develeopment came after Djokovic claimed thbat he had medical exemption to play at the Australian Open; however, the the Australian Border Force found that his medical exdemption was not appropriate, and he used a forged visa to enter the country. In a statement, the Australian Border Force said, "Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa on entry or who have had their visa cancelled will be detained and removed from Australia." Djokovic had not spoken about his vaccination status, and in 2021, he said that he was "opposed to vaccination." BBC On 10 January 2022, he won the court case when Australian Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly reinstated him and ordered the government to release Djokovic from Melbourne hotel quarantine within 30 minutes of his decision. In his argument, Djokovic said that he did not require to get himself vaccinatwed because he had been infected with the coronavirus last month, i.e., in December 2021. The Hindu On 14 January 2022, the Australian government cancelled Djokovic's visa for a second time when Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his discretionary powers to revoke his visa. He said, "Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr. Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so." The Hindu On 16 January 2022, three Federal Court judges decided unanimously to affirm the immigration minister’s right to cancel Djokovic’s visa, and he was deported from Australia. The Indian Express
|Tennis player||Pete Sampras|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Cars Collection||Mercedes Benz, Audi|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$90 Million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Novak Djokovic
- Does Novak Djokovic smoke: No
- Does Novak Djokovic drink alcohol: Yes
- Novak Djokovic is the only player who can claim to have beaten both Federer and Nadal in the same tournament on 3 different occasions (Montreal 2007, Indian Wells 2011, and US Open 2011).
- Djokovic was a part of the longest men’s singles Grand Slam finals where he defeated Rafael Nadal in five sets at the 2012 Australian Open. The match lasted 5 hours 53 minutes.
- Novak Djokovic is the first player ever to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.
- Djokovic is the first male player representing Serbia to have won a Grand Slam title.
- Djokovic holds the best match winning rate at (83.33%) on hard courts and is the only player in the Open Era to win the first three masters in a year.
- Novak Djokovic loves Pizza but cannot have it as he is allergic to Gluten.
- Djokovic can speak 4 different languages viz. Serbian, English, Italian & German.
- Djokovic drinks only warm water; he says that cold water inhibits blood flow.
- A Serbian rock band known as ‘Zona B’ titled one of their songs ‘The Joker’ dedicated to Djokovic.
- Djokovic is the youngest player ever to have reached the semifinals of all 4 Grand Slams consecutively.
- Novak is the only player to win eight of the nine ATP Masters 1000 tournament events at least once.
- Djokovic is inseparable from his pet ‘Poodle Pierre’. He takes his pet with him wherever possible, even for his tennis matches.
- Djokovic has a weird habit of eating grass after winning every match at Wimbledon.
- On 6 September 2020, during a match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the U.S. Open, he accidentally hit a ball at a line judge in a moment of frustration. The line judge, identified as Laura Clark from Owensboro, Kentucky, collapsed to the floor after the ball hit her in the throat. Although a horrified Djokovic ran over to her and apologized, he was overheard to say –
she doesn’t have to go to hospital for this.”
Later, after a 10-minute discussion, Djokovic was disqualified and kicked out of the event under tournament rules. The Grand Slam rules state:
Players shall not at any time physically abuse any official, opponent, spectator or other person within the precincts of the tournament site. The referee, in consultation with the Grand Slam chief of supervisors may declare a default for either a single violation of this code.”
- On 11 July 2021, he equalled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title when he beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final.
- On 16 May 2022, he won Italian Open, and on the same day, his seven-year-old son Stefan won his first tournament. Djokovic described their success as a “sunshine double.” The Hindu He said,
The journey started successfully. My son won a tournament today. A sunshine double.”