Things You Need to Know about Novak Djokovic, the 2018 Wimbledon Winner
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player, who is considered as one of the greatest players of all time. At the moment, he is #10 in the ATP ranking. Djokovic is the winner of 13 Grand Slam, 5 ATP Finals, 30 Masters 1000 and 12 ATP World Tour 500 titles.
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia. He started to play tennis at the age of 4. At 14, he started to participate in international competitions and won European Championships. At the junior Grand Slam competitions, the Serbian showed the best result in 2004, becoming a semifinalist of the Australian Open.
Novak turned professional in 2003. Having won 3 Futures and 3 Challenger tournaments, he took part in his first ATP event at 2004 Umag. He made the Grand Slam debut at 2005 Australian Open. In 2006, the athlete reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at French Open as well as won his first ATP title at Moselle Open.
Most Important Professional Achievements
In 2007, Novak Djokovic reached the top 10 ATP ranking for the first time in his career. He won Miami Open, BA-CA Tennis Trophy, Rogers Cup and Estoril Open, reached US Open final as well as French Open and Wimbledon semifinals.
In 2008, the tennis player won his first Grand Slam title at Australian Open in addition to being the champion at Pacific Life Masters, Italian Open,Tennis Masters Cup and a bronze medalist at Olympic Games. The following year, Djokovic won 5 titles at Dubai Tennis Championships, Serbia Open, China Open, Swiss Indoors and BNP Paribas Open.
In 2010, he was the winner of Davis Cup, Dubai Tennis Championships, China Open and got to the US Open final. The following year, Novak gained 10 titles: Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Dubai Tennis Championships, BNP Paribas Open, Sony Ericsson Open, Serbia Open, Madrid Open, Italian Open and Rogers Cup. Also, he was a finalist of Western & Southern Open and finished the season as the world #1 male tennis player.
In 2012, Novak Djokovic defended his title at the Australian Open and gained victories at Miami Open, Rogers Cup, China Open, Shanghai Masters and ATP World Tour Finals. In addition, he reached finals at French Open and US Open.
Among the titles, earned by the athlete in 2013, were Australian Open, Dubai Tennis Championships, Monte Carlo Masters, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals. In 2014, Djokovic won Wimbledon, Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Indian Wells Masters, Miami Masters, Italian Open, China Open, Paris Bercy Masters, World Tour Finals and was at the final at French Open.
In 2015, the Serbian was the champion at Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open, BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open, Monte Carlo Masters, Rome Masters, China Cup, Shanghai Masters, BNP Paribas Masters, ATP World Tour Finals as well as played in the final at French Open.
The following year, Novak earned victories at Australian Open, French Open, Indian Wells Masters, Qatar Open, Miami Open, Madrid Open, Rogers Cup and got to the final at US Open. In 2017, he won only two titles at Qatar Open and Eastbourne International. And in 2018, Novak Djokovic claimed the title at Wimbledon.