Novak Djokovic life and biography

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Novak Djokovic biography

Date of birth : 1987-05-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality : Serbian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Tennis Masters Cup

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Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player, who is ranked World No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is now living in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Djokovic Timeline:

Began playing at age four and made his pro debut at 16
Nicknamed Nole
Father, Srdjan and mother, Dijana own a pizzeria and pancake restaurant on a mountain in Serbia for last 15 years
Father, uncle and aunt were all professional skiers and his father was also an excellent soccer player
His father wanted him to be a soccer player or skier but excelled in tennis at an early age
Credits his family as inspiration for giving him so much support and says he wouldn’t be able to be where he is without their help
Younger brothers Marko (born Aug. 20, 1991) and Djordje (born July 17, 1995) are both in school and play tennis
Idol growing up was Pete Sampras
At age 12, attended Niki Pilic Academy in Munich and practiced there for almost two years before returning to Belgrade
Speaks Serbian, Italian, German and English
Favorite surface is hard courts but considers himself an all around player
Best shot is backhand down the line
As a junior, advanced to Australian Open junior singles and doubles SF (w/Jenkins) in 2004
Has a 12-4 career singles record (2-0 in doubles) in 10 Davis Cup ties since 2004
His family invited 50 underprivileged Kosovo-Serb children to Belgrade in September 2007 to be courtside for Serbia-Australia Davis Cup World Group tie
Appeared in September 2007 Vogue Magazine
Named 2006-07 ATP Most Improved Player of Year
Elected to two-year term in June 2008 to ATP Player Council
Works with physiotherapist Milan Amanovic and physical trainer Ronan Bega
Coached by former ATP pro and Slovak Republic native Marian Vajda (since June 2006).

Best Singles Grand Slams:
Won Australian Open in 2008 and 2010. Runner-up at US Open in 2007. Semifinalist at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2007.

Plays: Right-handed, with two-handed backhand.
Basic Style: Power baseliner.
Greatest Strengths: Groundstrokes, especially forehand, powerful, deep, well angled, and hit with strong topspin. Serve a major weapon. Excellent speed. Confident.
Room for Improvement: No major weaknesses. Some history of difficulty handling extreme heat.

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