who has been ranked in the world’s top 10 since 2007. He has won fourteen Grand Slam singles titles
Novak Djokovic has been ranked in the world’s top 10 since 2007. He has won fourteen grand slam singles titles. Speaking about how he feels about this accolade, the Serb said: “It’s a big honour for me, I think my career has been going up and up. Every year – especially at the beginning of my career when I was not playing well enough – I was in the top 20 but top 10 is something different.”
The Serb’s best year was in 2012 when he won three grand slam titles, including the Australian Open. He has reached No.1in top world rankings on three occasions: in 2010 and ‘2011 and ‘2014. “I’m very happy with what I’m already achieving, but obviously I have my eyes on the prize. I want to do more, whether that means winning another major or cementing my place at number one,” he said. “I’m just trying to enjoy my career, but I want to make history in the way I am going about it.”
In the past, Djokovic won two grand slam titles at Wimbledon, but he may not have a chance in next year’s tournament as he is yet to win a match on the sacred grounds. “I really love playing Wimbledon,” he said. “I have great memories of playing there. I don’t feel like I have really conquered Wimbledon as a player. It’s something I want to do in the future.”
and is known for playing aggressive and unconventional tennis. He was born in Belgrade, Serbia to a Serbian father and a French-Canadian mother. Djokovic grew up in Plano, Texas where his father was a real estate broker, and his mother worked as an English teacher at a private school before moving back to Serbia with the children when he was four years old. His parents divorced when he was nine. At age 12, he moved with his mother to Westwood Village in Los Angeles where she went into business as an escort. He attended Bishop O’Dowd High School
Djokovic says he got the nickname ‘Baby Fed’ because of his proclivity for playing under the lights with his father and brother. [to use as insert into text, not to be copied verbatim] and Djokovic is known for playing aggressive and unorthodox tennis. He was born in Belgrade, Serbia to a Serb father and French-Canadian mother. He grew up in Plano, Texas where his father was a real estate broker and his mother worked as an English teacher at a private school before moving back to Serbia with the children when he was four years old. His parents divorced when he was nine, and at age twelve he moved with his mother to Westwood Village in Los Angeles where she went into business as an escort. He attended Bishop O’Dowd High School in Van Nuys.
In 1996, Djokovic entered the ATP rankings at No. 987. He defeated No. 1 seed Pete Sampras and No. 7-ranked Patrick Rafter in the first round at Australian Open, and reached the second round at Wimbledon, losing to eventual champion Thomas Muster. Simultaneously with his tennis career, he enrolled at his father’s alma mater Princeton University, where he continued playing tennis during his studies. In 2004, he finished his degree in International Relations.
At the 2004 French Open he was granted a wild card through qualifying and reached the third round. In 2006, he again qualified for the main draw of the French Open by defeating No. 52 Marcos Baghdatis at Wimbledon. He was 3–5 on his first service game against 12th-ranked Nikolay Davydenko in the second round at Roland Garros. After losing the set and the match, he was awarded a wild card for the 2006 U.S. Open. The first round loss at the U.S Open marked his only other Grand Slam main draw appearance without qualifying, and only his second at a major – 2002 Australian Open (lost in qualifying).