Novak Djokovic, born May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, is a Serbian tennis player, currently ranked 3rd in the world on the ATP Tour
(as of Oct 2008.)
Mid-2006 Nole has been coached by the Slovak Marian Vajda, and this collaboration has proved to be - a big hit!
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Djokovic began playing at age four and made his pro debut at 16. His father, Srdjan and mother, Dijana own a pizzeria and pancake restaurant on a mountain in Serbia for the last 15 years. Hisfather, uncle and aunt were all professional skiers and his father was also an excellent soccer player. Originally, his father wanted him to be a soccer player or skier but excelled in tennis at an early age.
Djokovic 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.
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An up-and-coming player at 20 years of age, Djokovic has already proven himself to be an all-court player with an abundance of talent. He started 2006 ranked 78th, but with an excellent run to the quarter-finals in Roland Garros and a 4th round at Wimbledon, he found himself in the top 40. Just three weeks after Wimbledon he won his maiden title in Amersfoort without losing a set defeating Nicolas Massu in the final.
In 2007, his performances in the Masters Series events at Indian Wells and Miami, where he was runner-up and champion respectively, has seen him move well into the world's top ten. His best showing in a Grand Slam was reaching the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon in 2007 where he lost both times to Rafael Nadal.