|Djokovic at the 2016 US Open|
|Birthday:||May 22, 1987
|1st professional season:||2003|
|playing hand:||Right, two-handed backhand|
Marián Vajda ,
|Highest Placement:||1 (July 4, 2011)|
|Weeks as #1:||353|
|Highest Placement:||114 (November 30, 2009)|
Last update of the info box:
November 22, 2021
|Sources: official player profiles at the ATP/WTA (see web links )|
Đoković is the current world no . He also holds the record for most weeks in first place. In his career he has won 86 singles titles and one doubles tournament.
Đoković has been successful in Grand Slam tournaments twenty times and thus holds the record together with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal . He is one of three players who have won each of the four Grand Slam tournaments at least twice. He won the Australian Open nine times ( record ), Wimbledon six times, the US Open three times and the French Open twice . Success at the 2016 French Open made him the third player in history, after Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969), to win all four consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. Additionally, Đoković won the ATP Finals five times , 37 tournaments of the ATP Masters 1000 series and the Davis Cup in 2010 . Đoković was the first and only player to date to have at least one success (Golden Masters) in all current tournaments in the Masters series . Đoković also became the first player in history to reach $100 million and $150 million in tournament prize money respectively.
Novak Đoković is a polyglot ; In addition to his native Serbian , he also speaks English , French , Italian , German , Slovak and Spanish . He grew up in Belgrade, later he moved to Monaco . At the end of 2020 he bought a villa in Marbella in southern Spain .
On July 10, 2014, he married Jelena Ristić, his childhood sweetheart, with whom he had been in a relationship since 2005. His son was born in October 2014 and his daughter in September 2017.
Until 2003: The beginnings
Together with father Srđan, mother Dijana and his two younger brothers Marko and Đorđe , Novak Đoković grew up in the Serbian capital of Belgrade . Đoković started playing tennis at the age of four and practiced the sport himself during the Yugoslav wars. At the age of twelve he came to Nikola Pilić 's Tennis Academy in Munich . In 2003 he made his professional debut and was 679th in the ATP rankings at the end of the year .
2004-2006: First years on the ATP Tour
As a professional, he reached the third round qualifiers at both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2005 , defeating some higher-ranked players such as Gaël Monfils and Mario Ančić . He ended the year in 78th place in the rankings.
In 2006 he reached the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Zagreb and the quarter-finals of the French Open , only to have to retire against eventual winner Rafael Nadal after falling 2-0 sets due to back problems. On his way to the quarterfinals, he beat Fernando González and Tommy Haas , two players who were well ahead of him in the world rankings. In July he won the ATP tournament in Amersfoort , Netherlands . In October he won in Metz , France, taking him to 16th in the rankings.
2007: 3rd place in the world rankings
In 2007 Djokovic reached the round of 16 of the Australian Open , where he lost to world number one Roger Federer . In March he reached the final of the Masters tournament in Indian Wells , where he lost to Rafael Nadal. With these results, Đoković was the first Serbian tennis player to reach the top ten.
On April 1, he became the youngest player in tournament history to win the Masters tournament in Miami when he defeated Guillermo Cañas 6-3, 6-2 and 6-4 . At the Masters tournament in Monte Carlo , he reached the round of 16, where he failed to David Ferrer . In early May he won the ATP tournament in Estoril ; In the final he defeated Richard Gasquet 7:6, 0:6 and 6:1. In June, he reached the semifinals of the French Open , but lost there to Nadal in three sets. At the lawn tournament in Queens , he failed in the round of 16 to Arnaud Clément . In Wimbledon he retired in the semi-final against Nadal due to injury.
Đoković achieved his greatest success to date on August 12, when he first defeated Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals , Nadal in the semifinals and finally Roger Federer in the final in Montreal . For the first time since 1994 - at that time Boris Becker triumphed in Stockholm in succession over Michael Stich (third), Pete Sampras (first) and Goran Ivanišević (second) - a tennis player succeeded again within a single tournament of the Masters series to defeat the best players in the ATP rankings.
At the US Open , Đoković reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career and as the first Serbian player ever. Lost 6:7 and 4:6 against Federer. Đoković then won the tournament in Vienna against Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 , 6-0. Đoković qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup for the first time , but was eliminated in the group stage after three defeats.
2008: First Grand Slam title, victory at the Tennis Masters Cup and bronze medal at the Olympics
On January 27, Đoković won his first Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open . In the final he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4:6, 6:4, 6:3, 7:6. In the semifinals he defeated world number one and three-time Melbourne winner Roger Federer 7: 5, 6: 3 and 7: 6. Đoković became the first Serb to win a Grand Slam title and the youngest-ever Australian Open champion.
He clinched his second title of the year on March 23 at the Masters tournament in Indian Wells against Mardy Fish . On May 11, his third tournament win at the Masters in Rome followed , where he again defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 4:6, 6:3, 6:3. In Wimbledon he was eliminated in the second round by 4:6, 6:7 (3:7), 2:6 against Marat Safin . At the Olympic Games in Beijing he competed in singles and won the bronze medal. After his defeat in the semifinals against Nadal, he beat James Blake 6:3 and 7:6 (7:4) in the match for third place . At the US Open , he lost again in the semifinals to eventual tournament winner Roger Federer. Then in November 2008 he won the Tennis Masters Cup for the first time . In the final he defeated Nikolai Davydenko 6:1 and 7:5.
2009: Five tournament wins
At the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, last year's winner could only reach the quarter-finals this time, where he had to give up exhausted against Andy Roddick in the fourth set. He won his first title of the year at the Dubai Tennis Championships , where he defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 6-3 in the final. At the Gerry Weber Open in Halle he lost in the final to Tommy Haas 3:6, 7:6 and 1:6. In Wimbledon he made it to the quarter-finals, but failed there again with 1:3 sets to Haas. At the end of the year Djokovic was able to improve again and successively won the tournament in Basel and the Paris Masters . In Basel he defeated Roger Federer in the final and in Paris in the semifinals he defeated his closest competitor for second place in the world rankings, Rafael Nadal.
2010: 2nd place in the world rankings and Davis Cup victory
At the Australian Open , Đoković lost the quarterfinals against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets, but moved up to second place in the ATP world rankings on February 1 - his new record. In Dubai he defended a title for the first time in his career with a three-set victory over Mikhail Yuzhny . At the French Open , he failed in the quarterfinals against Jürgen Melzer , who was 22nd . In Wimbledon , after a tight five-set match in the first round against Olivier Rochus , Đoković only lost one set up to the semi-finals, but was clearly defeated by the Czech Tomáš Berdych 3:6, 5:7 and 3:6. At the US Open , he reached the final by beating Federer and lost to world number one Nadal in four sets. With his participation in the final, however, he again passed Federer in the world rankings in second place. In October he managed to defend his second title at the tournament in Beijing . At the indoor tournament in Basel , last year's final was repeated, but this time Federer won. At the ATP World Tour Finals , Đoković survived the group stage, but failed again in the semi-finals at Federer, the eventual champion. A particular highlight took place in December: alongside Janko Tipsarević , Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjić , he won the Davis Cup in Belgrade in front of a home crowd . In the final against France, Đoković won both singles and remained unbeaten at Davis Cup level in 2010. In interviews, Đoković rated this success higher than his triumph at the 2008 Australian Open.
2011: Three Grand Slam titles and number 1 in the world
At the start of the season, Đoković, who was unbeaten in the group stage, reached the final at the Hopman Cup in Perth alongside Ana Ivanović , which could not take place because of Ivanović's peritoneum injury. He then went on to win the Australian Open for the second time since 2008 . On the way to winning the tournament, he beat number 6 in the world, Tomáš Berdych, in the quarter-finals and in the semi-finals – like last time at the US Open 2010 – world number two Federer, before beating Andy Murray clearly in the final with 6: 4, 6: 2 and defeated 6:3. Đoković gave up just one set over the course of the tournament – in round two against Croatian Ivan Dodig . At the tournament in Dubai , he defended his title by beating Federer again in the final - it was Đoković's third consecutive Dubai title. At the Indian Wells Masters in March, he again took second place in the ATP rankings. He beat Federer in three sets in the semi-finals and defeated Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 in the final. Two weeks later, Đoković won the Miami Masters for the second time after 2007 . In the final he again beat Nadal 4: 6, 6: 3, 7: 6 (4). Đoković had to miss the Masters in Monte Carlo due to injury. He opened the clay-court season at his home tournament in Belgrade , where he won his fifth straight title by beating Feliciano López in the final. At the Madrid Masters he beat Nadal 7:5 and 6:4 in the final, a week later in Rome 6:4 and 6:4. Thanks to the success in Rome, Đoković secured a starting place for the World Tour Finals on November 20 in London at an early stage . In addition to Rafael Nadal, who succeeded in doing so for the first time in 2009, he is only the second player to qualify for the Masters final before the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
More wins early in the French Open saw him go 41 games unbeaten from the start of the season, the second-best start to the season in history after John McEnroe (42 wins in 1984). The series finally broke in the semifinals in Paris in the match against Federer. Overall, he went undefeated across all seasons for 43 games. This was the third longest winning streak in Open Era history - Guillermo Vilas managed 46 and Ivan Lendl 44 wins. Due to the semi-final defeat, he was initially unable to storm to the top of the world rankings on his own. He did, however, at Wimbledon with a semifinal win over Tsonga. So it was clear that on July 4, 2011 he would be the new number 1 in the world rankings. In the final he beat his predecessor as number 1 Nadal in four sets and thus made his second Grand Slam tournament victory of the year perfect.
After Wimbledon, Đoković (apart from an appearance in doubles in the Davis Cup match against Sweden) took a four-week break from the tournament before seamlessly building on his previous successes of the season at the Masters tournament in Montreal in mid-August. He won the final against Mardy Fish in three sets to secure his fifth Masters tournament win in a season, a feat unmatched by any player before. At the subsequent Masters tournament in Cincinnati , he again reached the final. However, he gave up the match against Andy Murray when the score was 4: 6 and 0: 3 due to shoulder problems - it was only the second loss of the season.
At the US Open , he made it into the final after beating Federer in five sets, against whom he was able to fend off two match points when Federer served. There he met Nadal in a final for the sixth time this year. After more than four hours of play, Đoković won the match in four sets 6:2, 6:4, 6:7 and 6:1 and thus celebrated his third success in a Grand Slam tournament this season. In December, Đoković was voted Europe's Sportsman of the Year in a poll conducted by the Polish press agency Polska Agencja Prasowa (PAP) . The Union of European Sports Journalists (UEPS) also awarded him this title.
2012: Third Australian Open win and ATP World Tour Finals win
First, the Serb defended his title at the Australian Open . In the final, he won an almost six-hour five-set match against Nadal 5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 2, 6: 7 (5: 7), 7: 5. It was the longest match in tournament history and the longest Grand Slam final of the Open Era. On February 6, he was named World Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards .
In Dubai he made it into the semi-finals, losing to Murray 2-6, 5-7. He also missed the final at the Indian Wells tournament , losing 6-7 , 6-3, 6-7 to John Isner . Đoković made it to the final in Miami . There he was able to take revenge against Murray with a 6-1, 7-6 win for Dubai's semi-final defeat. It was the 30th title of his professional career, which he also won without dropping a set. In the Monte Carlo final, he was surprisingly clearly beaten by the "clay court king" Nadal 3:6, 1:6. After a quarter-final defeat against his compatriot Janko Tipsarević in Madrid, he again reached the final at the Masters tournament in Rome. There, as in Monte Carlo , he lost to Nadal in two sets. At the French Open , Đoković reached the final for the first time in his career with a three-set win over Federer in the semifinals. In the final, which was temporarily interrupted due to rain and played over two days, he again lost to Nadal in four sets. He reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon but lost in four sets to eventual winner Roger Federer, who knocked him out of first place in the world rankings.
Đoković carried the Serbian flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics . However, he was unable to win a medal in either singles or doubles. In doubles he failed with Viktor Troicki in the first round against the Swedes Johan Brunström and Robert Lindstedt , in singles he made it into the semi-finals. There he was defeated by Andy Murray 5:7, 5:7 and, like in Beijing in 2008, missed the final. In the bronze medal match, he then lost in straight sets to Juan Martín del Potro . By winning the title in Toronto and reaching the final in Cincinnati , Đoković then won the US Open Series for the first time . He defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 in the final in Toronto, while in Cincinnati he lost 6-0, 6-7 to Federer. At the US Open , he made it to the final for the fourth time, where Andy Murray defeated him 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.
After Đoković won the China Open for the third time by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final, he again faced Andy Murray in the final in Shanghai . This time, after defending against five match points, he had the upper hand 5:7, 7:6, 6:3. As a result, Đoković had won at least once in seven of the nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments that were on the tournament calendar at the time. Previously only Andre Agassi and Roger Federer could win seven different Masters tournaments. In addition, by reaching the final in Shanghai, Đoković became the second player after Federer to reach at least one final in each of the current Masters tournaments.
After the cancellation of the Paris Masters by defending champion Federer, Đoković regained the top spot in the world rankings on November 5. On November 12, he won the season finale in London for the second time since 2008 . He won all three preliminary round games as well as the semifinals against Juan Martín del Potro and beat last year's winner and six-time ATP World Tour champion Federer 7: 6 (8: 6), 7: 5 in the final. Đoković secured a further 1,500 world ranking points at the end of the year and earned a total of 1.76 million US dollars in tournament prize money.
2013: Fourth Australian Open win
The top seeded Serb beat Andy Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 and 6-2 in the final of the Australian Open to secure his fourth title overall along with $2.43 million in prize money first Grand Slam tournament of the year. It also made him the first Open Era player to win three consecutive games at the Australian Open. In the first round of the Davis Cup against Belgium , Đoković played in singles against Olivier Rochus , whom he clearly defeated in three sets. Serbia won the game 3-2. In Dubai , Đoković beat Tomáš Berdych 7-5, 6-3 in 94 minutes. It was his fourth title at this tournament. At the Masters in Indian Wells and Miami , he reached the semifinals and round of 16 respectively. In the second round of the Davis Cup, he led the Serbian team against the United States . He won his two singles against John Isner and Sam Querrey , the match ended 3-1 for Serbia.
In Monaco , Đoković won his third title of the season, ending Nadal's streak of 46 consecutive wins in Monte Carlo. At the Masters in Madrid he was defeated in his opening game by Grigor Dimitrow , in the subsequent tournament in Rome he had to admit defeat to Berdych in the quarter-finals. At the French Open he met Nadal in the semifinals, whom he narrowly lost in five sets 4: 6, 6: 3, 1: 6, 7: 6 and 7: 9. In Wimbledon , the top seeded Serb reached the semifinals without losing a set, in which he narrowly defeated del Potro 7:5, 4:6, 7:6, 6:7 and 6:3. As at the Australian Open, Đoković met Murray in the final, to whom he lost 4:6, 5:7, 4:6.
At the Masters tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati , he was defeated in the semifinals by Nadal and in the quarterfinals by John Isner. The US Open , where he reached the final like last year, was much more successful . With 2: 6, 6: 3, 4: 6 and 1: 6 he lost there to Nadal. In the semi-finals of the Davis Cup, Đoković played in the individual matches. He won the games against Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil in three straight sets and thus made a significant contribution to the 3-2 victory over Canada . At the following tournament in Beijing he met Nadal again in the final, against whom he clearly prevailed 6:3 and 6:4 this time. Due to Nadal's entry into the final, Đoković fell back to second place in the world rankings.
At the Masters in Shanghai , Đoković defended his title by beating del Potro 6-1, 3-6 and 7-6 (7-3) in the final. In Paris , Đoković won the Masters after beating Roger Federer in the semifinals and beating David Ferrer in the final 7-5, 7-5. At the final ATP World Tour Finals in 2013 , Đoković started as the defending champion, as he did at the Masters in Shanghai. He won his three group games, including against Federer, prevailed against Stanislas Wawrinka in the subsequent semifinals and defeated Nadal 6:3 and 6:4 in the final. In the Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic , Đoković won his two singles games against Radek Štěpánek and Tomáš Berdych, but overall Serbia lost 2-3 to the Czech team.
At the end of the year, Novak Đoković signed former world number one Boris Becker as his new coach.
2014: Second win at Wimbledon and return to the top of the world rankings
At the start of the 2014 season, Đoković lost as the defending champion at the Australian Open in the quarterfinals to eventual tournament winner Stanislas Wawrinka 6:2, 4:6, 2:6, 6:3 and 7:9. It was his first defeat in Melbourne since 2010, after three years and a total of 25 games unbeaten in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. Đoković found better form at the Spring Masters, winning both tournaments for the second time in his career. He beat Roger Federer ( Indian Wells ) and Rafael Nadal ( Miami ) in the finals. At the start of the clay-court season, he lost to Federer in the semi-finals in Monte Carlo, bringing his run of successful Masters tournaments to an end after four titles. Due to an injury, Đoković missed the next tournament in Madrid, but quickly got back on track and won the third Masters tournament of the season in Rome . He was again successful against Nadal in the final and had defeated the Spanish world number one for the fourth time in the final of a clay court masters. But at the French Open the tide turned again. Although Đoković won the first set against Nadal in the final, he still had to admit defeat to the Spaniard for the third time in a row and for the sixth time in the most important clay court tournament of the year.
As in the previous year, Đoković reached the final at Wimbledon as the number 1 seeded player. There he beat Roger Federer 6:7, 6:4, 7:6, 5:7 and 6:4 in a final that lasted almost four hours. He also regained the top position in the world rankings. On the way to the US Open , Đoković had to accept two surprisingly early defeats at the Masters tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati, where he failed in the 3rd round. At the US Open itself, he then reached the semifinals for the eighth time in a row, but was defeated in four sets by Kei Nishikori . As in the two previous years, Đoković was only able to win one of the four Grand Slam tournaments in a season.
In the weeks that followed, Đoković cemented his position in the world rankings with successes in the final tournaments of the season. In Beijing he won his fifth title in six years. In the final he beat Tomáš Berdych 6:0 and 6:2. At the Shanghai Rolex Masters , he lost to Roger Federer in the semifinals. He then won the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris without losing a set. In the final he defeated Milos Raonic 6:2 and 6:3. Novak Đoković set a new record at the ATP World Tour Finals . In the first three group games, he gave up only nine games. By reaching the semi-finals, he secured the top position in the world rankings at the end of the year. With Federer not competing in the finals and Đoković winning without a fight, it marked his seventh title this season and his fourth at the World Tour Finals.
2015: Again winning three Grand Slam tournaments and six Masters
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Novak Đoković started the 2015 season with great success. In the Australian Open final, he defeated Andy Murray 7-6 , 6-7, 6-3 and 6-0. The Serb won this Grand Slam tournament for the fifth time, as the first player in the Open Era . Only Roy Emerson had won the tournament more often (six times in total) in the 1960s. In the following weeks and months, Đoković celebrated further tournament victories. He was only the second player after Roger Federer to successfully defend the Masters double from Indian Wells and Miami . His success in Monte Carlo in April made Đoković the first player ever to win the first three Masters tournaments in a season. His winning streak in Masters tournaments finally ended in Madrid , as he decided not to take part. Shortly before the start of the French Open, he won his fourth Masters tournament of the season in Rome .
At the 2015 French Open , Đoković faced nine-time titleholder Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals . At the seventh attempt, Đoković scored his first success against Nadal in Paris, overall it was only the second defeat for the Spaniard at this tournament. A successful semi-final match against Murray saw him reach the final of the French Open for the third time. This time, he was beaten by Stan Wawrinka in four sets, missing another chance to join the ranks of players who have won all four Grand Slam tournaments at least once in their career.
Without further preparatory tournaments, Đoković began defending his title at Wimbledon three weeks later . Again he played his way to the final, where he met Roger Federer in a repeat of last year's final. With 7: 6, 6: 7, 6: 4 and 6: 3 he prevailed and thus secured his third title win in Wimbledon and his ninth success in a Grand Slam tournament.
In preparation for the US Open, Đoković lost for the first time during the season in the Masters series. Although he reached the final in both Montreal and Cincinnati , he had to admit defeat in both finals. At the US Open , Đoković reached the final for the sixth time in his career. He was the third player in the Open Era (after Rod Laver and Roger Federer) to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in a season. Again he met Federer, whom he put in his place with 6: 4, 5: 7, 6: 4 and 6: 4. As in 2011, Đoković had won three Grand Slam tournaments in one season and expanded his title record to a total of ten major successes.
After the US Open, he set a new record in the world tennis rankings with 16,145 points (he increased this record to 16,785 points later in the season). Roger Federer held the previous record with 8,370 points (equivalent to 15,745 points in the current point system) in the 2006 season. In addition, thanks to his success at the US Open, Đoković secured the top spot in the world rankings at the end of the year – for the fourth time in his career. Only Pete Sampras (six times), as well as Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors (five times each) ended a season at the top of the world rankings more often.
At the start of the last phase of the season, Đoković won the ATP World Tour 500 tournament in Beijing for the sixth time in his career . At no other tournament was Đoković so successful. He also won the subsequent Masters in Shanghai and Paris , making him the first player ever to win six tournaments in this category in one season. Overall, Đoković was able to increase his Masters title tally to 26 (only Rafael Nadal won one more Masters title). Đoković's 23-game winning streak finally ended in the group stage of the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals against Roger Federer. Despite this defeat, the Serb advanced to the final of the tournament and met Federer again, this time beating him 6-3, 6-4. This was his fifth season-ending Tour Finals title and fourth straight win at the tournament (record). Only his final opponent was more successful with six wins at the Tour Finals. Đoković ended the 2015 season with numerous records and personal bests, including 11 season titles, 82 match wins and more than 16,000 world ranking points.
2016: Completion of career grand slam and loss of world number one
Đoković started the 2016 season with a tournament win in Doha , his 60th overall singles title in his career. Thanks to his success, he slightly improved his record number of world ranking points to 16,790 points. At the Australian Open , Đoković reached the fifth consecutive Grand Slam final. In the final he defeated Andy Murray 6:1, 7:5 and 7:6. With his sixth success at the Australian Open, he set the record for Roy Emerson. At the Masters tournaments in the USA, Đoković continued his winning streak. He became the first player to win the Masters doubles from Indian Wells and Miami for the third time in a row and for the fourth time overall . The two tournament wins took him to 28 Masters titles, bettering Rafael Nadal's previous record. With the victory in Miami, Đoković also surpassed the record previously held by Roger Federer for the highest amount of prize money won in the course of a career.
At the beginning of the clay court season, Đoković surprisingly failed in his opening match in Monte Carlo . It was his first opening defeat at an ATP tournament in almost three years. At the next Masters tournament in Madrid , however, he found his way back to success and won his fifth title of the season. At the French Open 2016 he reached the final for the fourth time, which he won in four sets against Andy Murray (3:6, 6:1, 6:2, 6:4). He completed the career Grand Slam as the eighth player in singles . With the fourth Grand Slam success in a row, he also managed a fake Grand Slam, only the third player in tennis history after Don Budge and Rod Laver . During the tournament, Đoković also became the fifth player in history to reach his 200th week at the top of the world rankings. He was also the fifth player to achieve a streak of 100 uninterrupted weeks as number 1. With 16,950 points, he also again improved the record for the most points in the world tennis rankings. By reaching the quarterfinals, Đoković became the first tennis player in history to surpass $100 million in tournament prize money.
When trying to defend his title at Wimbledon , Đoković surprisingly failed in four sets in the third round at the hands of the American Sam Querrey . This ended several of the Serb's successful streaks at Grand Slam tournaments. Đoković had previously reached the final of six Grand Slam tournaments in a row, has always reached at least the semifinals for nine tournaments and has always reached at least the quarterfinals in 28 tournaments since Wimbledon 2009.
Just before the start of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics , Đoković secured his seventh title of the season in Toronto , becoming the first player to win 30 Masters tournaments. At the Olympic tennis tournament, he failed in the first round against Juan Martín del Potro and thus missed winning the gold medal at the third attempt. He was also eliminated early in doubles. The subsequent Masters tournament in Cincinnati had to cancel Đoković due to a wrist injury. At the US Open , Đoković benefited several times from non-appearances or early resignations by an opponent and thus reached his seventh final in New York with only two set losses. However, he was defeated in four sets against Stan Wawrinka and suffered his fifth final defeat at the US Open. Đoković was also unsuccessful in the last two Masters tournaments of the season. Since his competitor Andy Murray, on the other hand, won both tournaments, Đoković had to hand over the lead in the world rankings to the British on November 7, 2016. At 122 consecutive weeks, it had been the fourth-longest consecutive lead in the standings. At the end of the season , the ATP World Tour Finals saw a direct duel between Đoković and Murray. It was not just about winning the tournament, but also about deciding which of the two players would end the season as number 1 in the world rankings. Murray prevailed 6-3, 6-4 and remained number 1.
In December 2016, Đoković and coach Boris Becker ended their collaboration.
2017: Health problems and retirement from Wimbledon
At the start of the 2017 season, Đoković achieved his first tournament success in almost six months in Doha . At the 2017 Australian Open , Đoković failed in round two to Denis Istomin . It was his earliest elimination from a Grand Slam tournament since 2008, when he was also eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon. In Acapulco , he was defeated by Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinals . He also lost to Kyrgios in Indian Wells , this time in the round of 16. This was his first loss at Indian Wells since 2013. Đoković had to withdraw from the Masters tournament in Miami , which he had won five times in the last six years, due to an elbow injury.
In Monte-Carlo he was eliminated by David Goffin in the quarter-finals at the beginning of the clay-court season , in Madrid he failed in the semi-finals by Rafael Nadal. As in the previous year, he reached the final in Rome , which he lost in two sets against Alexander Zverev . Shortly thereafter, he announced that he had hired Andre Agassi as the new coach. He had previously separated from his long-time coach Marián Vajda, as well as from a fitness trainer and physiotherapist. At the French Open he reached the quarterfinals, where he clearly lost against Dominic Thiem in three sets 6:7 5 , 3:6 and 0:6. He won the preparatory tournament on grass in Eastbourne against Gaël Monfils 6:3 and 6:4. In Wimbledon Đoković reached the quarterfinals against Tomáš Berdych , where he had to give up due to injury at the score of 6:7 2 and 0:2. At a press conference in Belgrade, almost two weeks later, he announced that he would end the 2017 season early due to an injury. Due to the early end of the season, on November 6, 2017, Đoković was out of the top ten in the world rankings for the first time in more than ten years and ended the 2017 season in twelfth place. In November, Đoković added former professional player Radek Štěpánek to his new coaching team .
2018: Comeback with two Grand Slam titles and Golden Masters, return to the top of the world rankings
At the 2018 Australian Open , Đoković returned to the tour but failed in three sets as early as the round of 16 to Chung Hyeon . At the end of January he decided to have an elbow operation, so that he didn't play his first games again until March in Indian Wells . He said he cried for three days after the operation because of guilt. He is not a friend of operations and medication and would like to live his life "as naturally as possible". He further stated that human bodies are "self-healing machines", which is why medical interventions should be rejected in principle.
After failing again early on in both Indian Wells and Miami , Đoković parted ways with his coaches Agassi and Štěpánek after only a short collaboration. For the Monte Carlo Masters he again hired his longtime coach Vajda. In the weeks that followed, the renewed cooperation showed its first successes. Đoković reached the semi-finals of a Masters for the first time in a year in Rome . At the French Open 2018 , like last year, he reached the quarterfinals, where he lost to Marco Cecchinato . The following grass season, Đoković continued to show form and reached the final in Queens , where he was defeated by Marin Čilić . He started twelfth at Wimbledon and reached the semi-finals after only losing two sets. There it came to the 52nd duel between Đoković and Rafael Nadal. In a hard-fought match, Đoković prevailed in five sets and reached his first Grand Slam final since the US Open 2016. In the final, Đoković defeated his opponent Kevin Anderson 6: 2, 6: 2 and 7: 6 and thus won his fourth title at Wimbledon. By winning his 13th Grand Slam title, Đoković returned to the top ten in the world rankings after a break of around nine months.
In preparation for the US Open, Đoković reached the round of 16 in Toronto , but lost there in three sets to Stefanos Tsitsipas before making it to the final in Cincinnati . There was a duel with Roger Federer for the first time in more than two years. Đoković prevailed 6-4, 6-4 and celebrated his 70th career title. With his first title in Cincinnati, Đoković also became the first player in history to win at least once in all nine Masters tournaments and thus create the so-called Golden Masters . Also at the US Open 2018 Đoković reached the final. With his eighth final appearance at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season, he equaled the Open Era record of Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl . In the final, he defeated Juan Martín del Potro in three sets to win his third US Open title. With his 14th Grand Slam title overall, Đoković drew level with Sampras and also climbed further in the world rankings to third place. He then won the Masters in Shanghai for the fourth time after defeating Borna Ćorić 6-3, 6-4 and rose to second in the world rankings.
At the following Paris Masters Djoković reached his third Masters final in a row, but was defeated in the final by Karen Khachanov . After 22 match successes in a row, he had to accept a defeat for the first time. With world number one Nadal withdrawing from the tournament, Đoković returned to the top of the world rankings on November 8 after a two-year hiatus. Even before the season-ending tour finals , Đoković secured his position as number 1 at the end of the year due to Nadal's renewed cancellation. Through his fifth year at the top of the world rankings, he drew level with Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors and is only behind Pete Sampras (6 years as number 1) in this ranking. Without defeat, Đoković reached his seventh final at the ATP Finals, but was beaten 4: 6, 3: 6 by Alexander Zverev in the last match of the year .
2019: Record win at the Australian Open and fifth win at Wimbledon
In preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, Đoković lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Doha semifinals . At the Australian Open itself, he then reached his third Grand Slam final in a row. He faced Rafael Nadal in a replay of the 2012 final. For the first time, Đoković, in the eighth encounter in a Grand Slam final, managed a straight three-set win against the Spaniard with 6: 3, 6: 2 and 6: 3. With his seventh success at the Australian Open, he set a new record for winning the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, which he had previously held together with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson.
Đoković failed to maintain Australian Open form until his next appearances at the Masters tournaments in March. As in the previous year, he failed early in the third round ( Indian Wells ) and in the round of 16 ( Miami ). At the beginning of the clay court season, Đoković had to admit defeat comparatively early at the Masters tournament in Monte Carlo . He lost to Daniil Medvedev in three sets in the quarterfinals. At the subsequent Masters in Madrid , he played harder and reached the final without losing a set. There he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6: 3 and 6: 4 and won the tournament in Madrid for the third time in his career after 2011 and 2016. With his 33rd success in a Masters tournament, he drew level with Rafael Nadal in the record list. Just a week later, Đoković had to hand that record back to Nadal. Although he reached the final in Rome , he lost the final against the Spaniard in three sets. At the French Open , he played his way to the semi-finals without losing a set. In a hard-fought game, he had to admit defeat to Dominic Thiem in five sets and thus narrowly missed his fifth final in Paris.
A month later, while defending his title at Wimbledon, Đoković reached the final with just two set losses. There he met eight-time champion Roger Federer . In their third joint Wimbledon final after 2014 and 2015, Đoković narrowly prevailed in the longest final in Wimbledon history at 4 hours and 57 minutes. At 7: 6, 1: 6, 7: 6, 4: 6 and 13:12, Đoković fended off two match points from Federer and won the last set in the newly introduced tie-break. Now with five titles at Wimbledon, Đoković was only behind Federer (8), Pete Sampras (7) and William Renshaw (7) in the tournament leaderboard.
In preparation for the US Open 2019 , Đoković gave up the Masters tournament in Canada and only started at the Cincinnati Masters. There he had to admit defeat in the semi-finals to Daniil Medvedev. At the US Open, he was handicapped by a shoulder injury and retired through injury during the third set of his round of 16 match against Stan Wawrinka . At the end of September, Đoković returned to the tour. In his first appearance at the Tokyo tournament , Đoković reached the final where he defeated John Millman to claim his fourth title of the season. When defending his title in Shanghai , on the other hand, he failed in the quarterfinals against Stefanos Tsitsipas . Đoković was more successful at the last Masters tournament of the season in Paris , where he was successful for the fifth time in the final against Denis Shapovalov . Despite his fifth title of the season, he then had to hand over the lead in the world rankings to Nadal, at least temporarily. At the ATP Finals he retired after two defeats against Dominic Thiem and Roger Federer in the group phase, he last lost to Federer in 2015. He ended the season behind Nadal in second place in the world rankings.
2020: Victory at the ATP Cup, title defense at the Australian Open and disqualification at the US Open
Đoković was able to triumph with the Serbian team at the ATP Cup , which was held for the first time. He played all six possible singles matches, plus two doubles games and won all of these games. At the Australian Open Đoković repeated his previous year's success. With his 17th Grand Slam win, his eighth at the Australian Open (which was an extension of his own record), Đoković regained the top position in the world rankings. In the final he defeated Dominic Thiem in five sets 6: 4, 4: 6, 2: 6, 6: 3 and 6: 4. Previously, Đoković u. a. Defeated Roger Federer, Milos Raonic and Jan-Lennard Struff .
In June 2020, Đoković hosted the Adria Tour , due to the disruption of the ATP Tour 's regular tournament schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic . At the venues in Belgrade and Zadar , there were infections with SARS-CoV-2 as a result of games. In addition to Đoković himself, his wife, Grigor Dimitrov , Borna Ćorić and Viktor Troicki tested positive for the virus. Đoković was often criticized for not taking the virus seriously and for having acted negligently. Among other things, players embracing each other, full grandstands, missing mouth and nose covers and a joint celebration were mentioned. After the tour resumed, he won the Cincinnati Masters in New York in August, defeating Milos Raonic in three sets in the final. As a result, he became the first player to win all nine Masters tournaments at least twice, and once again equaled Rafael Nadal's record with his 35th title in this tournament series.
At the US Open on September 6, 2020, he was disqualified in the round of 16 in the match against Pablo Carreño Busta . After a lost service game in the first set, he had knocked a ball away out of frustration and hit a line judge. He then won the Rome Masters for the fifth time, setting a new record with his 36th title in this tournament category. In Roland Garros he was in the final for the fifth time, reaching the final at least five times in all four Grand Slam tournaments and equalizing the record of Federer and Nadal. However, he clearly lost this final in three sets against Nadal. Đoković subsequently competed in Vienna , losing to Lorenzo Sonego in the quarterfinals . Nonetheless, his previous two wins in the tournament gave him enough points to finish the year as the world number one. He set or equaled two records: on the one hand, he ended a season at the age of 33 as the oldest world number one. At the same time, he finished the year in first place for the sixth time, which only Pete Sampras could otherwise do .
2021: Three Grand Slam titles and world ranking record
Djoković won the Australian Open for the third time in a row with a clear three -set win against Daniil Medvedev, this was his ninth Australian Open title in a total of 18 Grand Slam victories. On March 8, 2021, he was in his 311th week at the top of the world rankings, beating the record held by Federer, who led the world rankings for a career 310 weeks. In the following tournaments in Monte Carlo and in Belgrade he only made it to the round of 16 and quarterfinals. At the French Open , he defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. It was Nadal's second loss to Đoković (and his third loss overall) at the tournament. Đoković then beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets in the final after being 2-0 down. The tournament win made Đoković only the third player, after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver , to win all four Grand Slam tournaments at least twice, and the first to do so in the Open Era. At Wimbledon , after beating Matteo Berrettini in four sets, he won for the third time in a row and equaled the record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles.
At the Summer Olympics in Tokyo , which was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic , Đoković competed in singles and mixed (together with Nina Stojanović ). In singles he reached the semifinals, which he lost in three sets against Alexander Zverev (6: 1, 3: 6, 1: 6). He was not able to follow in the footsteps of Steffi Graf and win the Golden Slam in all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year and also win the gold medal at the Olympic tennis tournament.
2022: scandal about COVID-19 vaccination status and the consequences
Đoković was looking to start his season by competing at the 2022 Australian Open , which without quarantine would have required a COVID-19 vaccination under Australia's entry requirements . The non-publication of his vaccination status had caused speculation in the media for weeks. Đoković confirmed his participation on January 4, 2022 after receiving a medical exemption from the vaccination requirement in the Australian state of Victoria .
At a press conference, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison criticized the decision and demanded that the record-breaking Grand Slam champion present the evidence justifying the exemption granted upon his arrival. Otherwise, Đoković could be refused entry. Literally, he said: "If this evidence is not sufficient, then he will be treated no differently than everyone else and will be on the next plane home". Australian Home Secretary Karen Andrews also pointed out that while the Victorian regional government and Tennis Australia could allow an unvaccinated player to play in the tournament, border rules would be overseen by the national government. After receiving the exemption, Đoković traveled to Melbourne from Spain on January 5. However, since doubts had arisen about the correctness of his declarations when applying for a visa, he was stopped by the Australian Border Force and questioned about his vaccination status. He stated that he was unvaccinated but recovered. The visa was subsequently annulled and the authority initiated proceedings to have Đoković rejected , making his participation in the Australian Open unlikely. His lawyers appealed the deportation order; since the court hearing did not take place until January 10, he had to stay in a quarantine hotel until then. The appeal against being denied entry to Australia was upheld by the court on formal grounds , Đoković had not been given enough time to comment on the allegations. The court ordered Đoković's release from the accommodation facility for those obliged to leave the country.
The court documents raised further questions, as they contain a positive test by Đoković on December 16, 2021, but he continued to be in public and at various events in the following days without a mask. Đoković released a statement on January 12, 2022 that he only found out about the positive test after an event on December 17. Despite positive corona tests, he conducted a long-agreed interview with a photo shoot on December 18 with the French sports newspaper L'Équipe in Belgrade, which he described as a "misjudgment". He kept his distance and wore a mask except for the photo shoot. He described the fact that his entry form incorrectly stated that he had not traveled in the 14 days before his flight to Australia as a "human error" on the part of his agent, "which was certainly not intentional".
Australia's Immigration Minister Alex Hawke , as the responsible national government minister, ruled on January 14, in accordance with current regulations, to refuse Đoković entry and revoked his visa "on grounds of health and public order based on the public interest ". Đoković had this decision reviewed by a court. The Federal Court of Australia unanimously upheld the Minister's decision, arguing that he had legitimately exercised his discretionary powers .
|Number of tournament wins and participation in finals in different tournaments and court surfaces|
|Tournament Categories*||court coverings||Tournament Categories*||court coverings|
|Grand Slams (20)||hard court (61)||Grand Slams (31)||hard court (81)|
|ATP Finals (5)||sand (17)||ATP Finals (7)||sand (30)|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000 (37)||Lawn (7)||ATP Tour Masters 1000 (53)||Lawn (11)|
|ATPTour 500 (14)||ATPTour 500 (17)|
|ATP Tour 250 (10)||ATP Tour 250 (14)|
|Detailed representation of tournament wins|
|No.||date||competition||court surface||final opponent||Result|
|1.||July 23, 2006||Amersfoort (1)||sand||Nicolas Massu||7:6 5 , 6:4|
|2.||October 8, 2006||Metz (1)||hard court (i)||Jurgen Melzer||4:6, 6:3, 6:2|
|3.||January 7, 2007||Adelaide (1)||hard court||Chris Guccione||6:3, 6:76 , 6:4|
|4.||April 1, 2007||Miami Masters (1)||hard court||Guillermo Canas||6:3, 6:2, 6:4|
|5.||May 6, 2007||Estoril (1)||sand||Richard Gasquet||7:6 7 , 0:6, 6:1|
|6.||Aug 12, 2007||Canada Masters (1)||hard court||Roger Federer||7:6 2 , 2:6, 7:6 2|
|7.||October 14, 2007||Vienna (1)||hard court (i)||Stanislas Wawrinka||6-4, 6-0|
|8th.||January 27, 2008||Australian Open (1)||hard court||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||4:6, 6:4, 6:3, 7:6 2|
|9.||March 23, 2008||Indian Wells Masters (1)||hard court||Mardy Fish||6:2, 5:7, 6:3|
|10||May 11, 2008||Rome Masters (1)||sand||Stanislas Wawrinka||4:6, 6:3, 6:3|
|11.||November 16, 2008||Tennis Masters Cup (1)||hard court (i)||Nikolai Davydenko||6:1, 7:5|
|12.||February 28, 2009||Dubai (1)||hard court||David Ferrer||7:5, 6:3|
|13.||May 10, 2009||Belgrade (1)||sand||Lukasz Kubot||6-3, 7-6 0|
|14||October 11, 2009||Beijing (1)||hard court||Marin Cilic||6:2, 7:6 4|
|15||November 8, 2009||Basle (1)||hard court (i)||Roger Federer||6:4, 4:6, 6:2|
|16||November 15, 2009||Paris Masters (1)||hard court (i)||Gaël Monfils||6:2, 5:7, 7:6 3|
|17||February 28, 2010||Dubai (2)||hard court||Mikhail Yuzhny||7:5, 5:7, 6:3|
|18||October 11, 2010||Beijing (2)||hard court||David Ferrer||6:2, 6:4|
|19||January 30, 2011||Australian Open (2)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:4, 6:2, 6:3|
|20||February 26, 2011||Dubai (3)||hard court||Roger Federer||6:3, 6:3|
|21||March 20, 2011||Indian Wells Masters (2)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||4:6, 6:3, 6:2|
|22||April 3, 2011||Miami Masters (2)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||4:6, 6:3, 7:6 4|
|23||May 1, 2011||Belgrade (2)||sand||Feliciano Lopez||7:6 4 , 6:2|
|24||May 8, 2011||Madrid Masters (1)||sand||Rafael Nadal||7:5, 6:4|
|25||May 15, 2011||Rome Masters (2)||sand||Rafael Nadal||6:4, 6:4|
|26||July 3, 2011||Wimbledon (1)||lawn||Rafael Nadal||6:4, 6:1, 1:6, 6:3|
|27||August 14, 2011||Canada Masters (1)||hard court||Mardy Fish||6:2, 3:6, 6:4|
|28||September 12, 2011||US Open (1)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||6:2, 6:4, 6:7 3 , 6:1|
|29||January 29, 2012||Australian Open (3)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||5:7, 6:4, 6:2, 6:7 5 , 7:5|
|30||April 1, 2012||Miami Masters (3)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:1, 7:6 4|
|31||August 12, 2012||Canada Masters (2)||hard court||Richard Gasquet||6:3, 6:2|
|32||October 7, 2012||Beijing (3)||hard court||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||7:6 4 , 6:2|
|33||October 14, 2012||Shanghai Masters (1)||hard court||Andy Murray||5:7, 7: 611 , 6:3|
|34||November 12, 2012||ATP World Tour Finals (2)||hard court (i)||Roger Federer||7:6 6 , 7:5|
|35||January 27, 2013||Australian Open (4)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:7 2 , 7:6 3 , 6:3, 6:2|
|36||March 2, 2013||Dubai (4)||hard court||Tomas Berdych||7:5, 6:3|
|37||April 21, 2013||Monte Carlo Masters (1)||sand||Rafael Nadal||6:2, 7:6 1|
|38||October 6, 2013||Beijing (4)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||6:3, 6:4|
|39||October 13, 2013||Shanghai Masters (2)||hard court||Juan Martin del Potro||6:1, 3:6, 7:6 3|
|40||November 3, 2013||Paris Masters (2)||hard court (i)||David Ferrer||7:5, 7:5|
|41||11th. November.2013||ATP World Tour Finals (3)||hard court (i)||Rafael Nadal||6:3, 6:4|
|42||March 16, 2014||Indian Wells Masters (3)||hard court||Roger Federer||3:6, 6:3, 7:6 3|
|43||March 30, 2014||Miami Masters (4)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||6:3, 6:3|
|44||May 18, 2014||Rome Masters (3)||sand||Rafael Nadal||4:6, 6:3, 6:3|
|45||July 6, 2014||Wimbledon (2)||lawn||Roger Federer||6:7 7 , 6:4, 7:6 4 , 5:7, 6:4|
|46||October 5, 2014||Beijing (5)||hard court||Tomas Berdych||6-0, 6-2|
|47||November 2, 2014||Paris Masters (3)||hard court (i)||Milos Raonic||6:2, 6:3|
|48||November 16, 2014||ATP World Tour Finals (4)||hard court (i)||Roger Federer||without a fight|
|49||February 1, 2015||Australian Open (5)||hard court||Andy Murray||7:6 5 , 6:7 4 , 6:3, 6:0|
|50||March 22, 2015||Indian Wells Masters (4)||hard court||Roger Federer||6:3, 6:75 , 6:2|
|51.||April 5, 2015||Miami Masters (5)||hard court||Andy Murray||7:6 3 , 4:6, 6:0|
|52||April 19, 2015||Monte Carlo Masters (2)||sand||Tomas Berdych||7:5, 4:6, 6:3|
|53||May 17, 2015||Rome Masters (4)||sand||Roger Federer||6:4, 6:3|
|54||July 12, 2015||Wimbledon (3)||lawn||Roger Federer||7:6 1 , 6:7 10 , 6:4, 6:3|
|55||September 13, 2015||US Open (2)||hard court||Roger Federer||6:4, 5:7, 6:4, 6:4|
|56||October 11, 2015||Beijing (6)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||6-2, 6-2|
|57||October 18, 2015||Shanghai Masters (3)||hard court||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||6:2, 6:4|
|58||November 8, 2015||Paris Masters (4)||hard court (i)||Andy Murray||6:2, 6:4|
|59||November 22, 2015||ATP World Tour Finals (5)||hard court (i)||Roger Federer||6:3, 6:4|
|60||January 9, 2016||Doha (1)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||6:1, 6:2|
|61||January 31, 2016||Australian Open (6)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:1, 7:5, 7:6 3|
|62||March 20, 2016||Indian Wells Masters (5)||hard court||Milos Raonic||6-2, 6-0|
|63||April 3, 2016||Miami Masters (6)||hard court||Kei Nishikori||6:3, 6:3|
|64||May 8, 2016||Madrid Masters (2)||sand||Andy Murray||6:2, 3:6, 6:3|
|65||June 5, 2016||French Open (1)||sand||Andy Murray||3:6, 6:1, 6:2, 6:4|
|66||July 31, 2016||Canada Masters (3)||hard court||Kei Nishikori||6:3, 7:5|
|67||January 7, 2017||Doha (2)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:3, 5:7, 6:4|
|68||July 1, 2017||Eastbourne (1)||lawn||Gaël Monfils||6:3, 6:4|
|69||July 15, 2018||Wimbledon (4)||lawn||Kevin Anderson||6:2, 6:2, 7:6 3|
|70||August 19, 2018||Cincinnati Masters (1)||hard court||Roger Federer||6:4, 6:4|
|71||September 9, 2018||US Open (3)||hard court||Juan Martin del Potro||6:3, 7:64 , 6:3|
|72||October 14, 2018||Shanghai Masters (4)||hard court||Borna Coric||6:3, 6:4|
|73||January 27, 2019||Australian Open (7)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||6:3, 6:2, 6:3|
|74||May 12, 2019||Madrid Masters (3)||sand||Stefanos Tsitsipas||6:3, 6:4|
|75||July 14, 2019||Wimbledon (5)||lawn||Roger Federer||7:6 3 , 1:6, 7:6 4 , 4:6, 13:12 3|
|76||October 6, 2019||Tokyo (1)||hard court||John Millman||6:3, 6:2|
|77||November 3, 2019||Paris Masters (5)||hard court (i)||Denis Shapovalov||6:3, 6:4|
|78||February 2, 2020||Australian Open (8)||hard court||Dominic Thiem||6:4, 4:6, 2:6, 6:3, 6:4|
|79||February 29, 2020||Dubai (5)||hard court||Stefanos Tsitsipas||6:3, 6:4|
|80||August 29, 2020||Cincinnati Masters (2)||hard court||Milos Raonic||1:6, 6:3, 6:4|
|81||September 21, 2020||Rome Masters (5)||sand||Diego Schwartzman||7:5, 6:3|
|82||February 21, 2021||Australian Open (9)||hard court||Daniel Medvedev||7-5, 6-2, 6-2|
|83||May 29, 2021||Belgrade (3)||sand||Alex Molcan||6:4, 6:3|
|84||June 13, 2021||French Open (2)||sand||Stefanos Tsitsipas||6:7 6 , 2:6, 6:3, 6:2, 6:4|
|85||July 11, 2021||Wimbledon (6)||lawn||Matteo Berretini||6:7 4 , 6:4, 6:4, 6:3|
|86||November 7, 2021||Paris Masters (6)||hard court (i)||Daniel Medvedev||4:6, 6:3, 6:3|
|Detailed representation of the lost finals|
|No.||date||competition||court surface||final opponent||Result|
|1.||July 30, 2006||Umag (1)||sand||Stanislas Wawrinka||6:6 3:1 , up|
|2.||March 18, 2007||Indian Wells Masters (1)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||2:6, 5:7|
|3.||September 9, 2007||US Open (1)||hard court||Roger Federer||6:7 4 , 6:7 2 , 4:6|
|4.||June 15, 2008||Queen's Club (1)||lawn||Rafael Nadal||6:7 6 , 5:7|
|5.||Aug 3, 2008||Cincinnati Masters (1)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:7 4 , 6:7 5|
|6.||September 28, 2008||Bangkok (1)||hard court (i)||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||6:7 4 , 4:6|
|7.||April 5, 2009||Miami Masters (1)||hard court||Andy Murray||2:6, 5:7|
|8th.||April 19, 2009||Monte Carlo Masters (1)||sand||Rafael Nadal||3:6, 6:2, 1:6|
|9.||May 3, 2009||Rome Masters (1)||sand||Rafael Nadal||6:7 2 , 2:6|
|10||June 14, 2009||Hall (1)||lawn||Tommy Hass||3:6, 7:6 4 , 1:6|
|11.||Aug 23, 2009||Cincinnati Masters (2)||hard court||Roger Federer||1:6, 5:7|
|12.||September 12, 2010||US Open (2)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||4:6, 7:5, 4:6, 2:6|
|13.||November 7, 2010||Basle (1)||hard court (i)||Roger Federer||4:6, 6:3, 1:6|
|14||August 21, 2011||Cincinnati Masters (3)||hard court||Andy Murray||4: 6, 0: 3, up.|
|15||April 22, 2012||Monte Carlo Masters (2)||sand||Rafael Nadal||3:6, 1:6|
|16||May 21, 2012||Rome Masters (2)||sand||Rafael Nadal||5:7, 3:6|
|17||June 11, 2012||French Open (1)||sand||Rafael Nadal||4:6, 3:6, 6:2, 5:7|
|18||August 19, 2012||Cincinnati Masters (4)||hard court||Roger Federer||0:6, 6:7 7|
|19||September 10, 2012||US Open (3)||hard court||Andy Murray||6:7 10 , 5:7, 6:2, 6:3, 2:6|
|20||July 7, 2013||Wimbledon (1)||lawn||Andy Murray||4:6, 5:7, 4:6|
|21||September 9, 2013||US Open (4)||hard court||Rafael Nadal||2:6, 6:3, 4:6, 1:6|
|22||June 8, 2014||French Open (2)||sand||Rafael Nadal||6:3, 5:7, 2:6, 4:6|
|23||February 28, 2015||Dubai (1)||hard court||Roger Federer||3:6, 5:7|
|24||June 7, 2015||French Open (3)||sand||Stan Wawrinka||6:4, 4:6, 3:6, 4:6|
|25||August 16, 2015||Canada Masters (1)||hard court||Andy Murray||4:6, 6:4, 3:6|
|26||August 23, 2015||Cincinnati Masters (5)||hard court||Roger Federer||6:7 1 , 3:6|
|27||May 15, 2016||Rome Masters (3)||sand||Andy Murray||3:6, 3:6|
|28||September 11, 2016||US Open (5)||hard court||Stan Wawrinka||7:6 1 , 4:6, 5:7, 3:6|
|29||November 20, 2016||ATP World Tour Finals (1)||hard court (i)||Andy Murray||3:6, 4:6|
|30||May 21, 2017||Rome Masters (4)||sand||Alexander Zverev||4:6, 3:6|
|31||June 24, 2018||Queen's Club (2)||lawn||Marin Cilic||7:5, 6:74 , 3:6|
|32||November 4, 2018||Paris Masters (1)||hard court (i)||Karen Khachanov||5:7, 4:6|
|33||November 18, 2018||ATP Finals (2)||hard court (i)||Alexander Zverev||4:6, 3:6|
|34||May 19, 2019||Rome Masters (5)||sand||Rafael Nadal||0:6, 6:4, 1:6|
|35||October 11, 2020||French Open (4)||sand||Rafael Nadal||0:6, 2:6, 5:7|
|36||May 16, 2021||Rome Masters (6)||sand||Rafael Nadal||5:7, 6:1, 3:6|
|37||September 12, 2021||US Open (6)||hard court||Daniel Medvedev||4:6, 4:6, 4:6|
(*) Designations of the tournament categories until 2008:
ATP World Tour Finals = Tennis Masters Cup
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 = ATP Masters Series
ATP World Tour 500 = International Series Gold
ATP World Tour 250 = International Series
|Number of tournament wins and participation in finals in different tournaments and court surfaces|
|Tournament Categories*||court coverings||Tournament Categories*||court coverings|
|ATP Tour 250 (1)||hard court (0)||ATP Tour 250 (3)||hard court (1)|
|Lawn (1)||Lawn (2)|
|Detailed representation of tournament wins|
|No.||date||competition||court surface||partner||final opponent||Result|
|1.||June 13, 2010||Queen's Club||lawn||Jonathan Erlich||
Karol Beck David Škoch
||6:7 6 , 6:2, [10:3]|
|Detailed representation of the lost finals|
|No.||date||competition||court surface||partner||final opponent||Result|
|1.||January 7, 2007||Adelaide||hard court||Radek Stepanek||
Wesley Moodie Todd Perry
||4:6, 6:3, [13:15]|
|2.||June 26, 2021||Majorca||lawn||Carlos Gomez Herrera||
Simone Bolelli Maximo Gonzalez
||without a fight|
(*) Names of the tournament categories until 2008:
ATP World Tour 250 = International Series
Performance record in major tournaments
|Wimbledon||–||–||3R||AF||HF||2R||vf||HF||S||HF||f||S||S||3R||vf||S||S||n / A||S||6|
|ATP Finals 2||–||–||–||–||RR||S||RR||HF||RR||S||S||S||S||f||–||f||RR||HF||HF||5|
|Indian Wells Masters||–||–||–||1r||f||S||vf||AF||S||HF||HF||S||S||S||AF||2R||3R||n / A||–||5|
|Miami Masters||–||–||–||2R||S||2R||f||2R||S||S||AF||S||S||S||–||2R||AF||n / A||–||6|
|Monte Carlo Masters||–||–||–||1r||AF||HF||f||HF||–||f||S||HF||S||2R||vf||AF||vf||n / A||3R||2|
|Madrid Masters 3rd||–||–||–||vf||HF||AF||HF||–||S||vf||2R||–||–||S||HF||2R||S||n / A||–||3|
|Hamburg Masters||–||–||–||2R||vf||HF||not part of the series||0|
|Canada Masters||–||–||–||–||S||vf||vf||HF||S||S||HF||AF||f||S||–||AF||–||n / A||–||4|
|Shanghai Masters||not discharged||HF||HF||–||S||S||HF||S||HF||–||S||vf||n / A||n / A||4|
|Olympic games||n / A||—||not discharged||B||not discharged||KF||not discharged||1r||not discharged||KF||0|
|Davis Cup 4||K2||K1||PO||PO||PO||PO||S||HF||–||f||–||vf||vf||HF||–||vf||n / A||HF||1|
|ATP Cup 5||not discharged||S||RR||1|
|Laver Cup 5||not discharged||–||S||–||n / A||1|
|position at the end of the year||679||186||78||16||3||3||3||3||1||1||2||1||1||2||12||1||2||1||1||N / A|
Note: The statistics only take individual results into account. The Davis Cup, Laver Cup and ATP Cup team competitions are an exception, where a round achieved is also indicated if the player has only been used in doubles.
As of September 13, 2021.
Legend: S = tournament win; F = losing finalist; HF, VF, AF = eliminated in semi, quarter, round of 16; 3R, 2R, 1R = eliminated in 3rd, 2nd, 1st round; RR (Round Robin) = eliminated in the group stage; B = bronze medal; KF (small final) = lost in the match for third place; PO (Playoff) = promotion and relegation round for the world group in the Davis Cup; K1, K2, K3, K4 = Participation in continental group I, II, III, IV in the Davis Cup.
Grand Slam tournaments
- Together with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, he holds the record for most tournament wins in singles with 20 Grand Slam titles.
- Like Federer, he reached a total of 31 finals.
- He is one of three players to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments at least twice in their career.
- He was one of only three players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a row.
- He won a record nine singles titles at the Australian Open and most consecutive titles at the tournament (2011-2013 and 2019-2021).
- With a win rate of 88.6% (as of the US Open 2021), he holds the record for the best percentage in Grand Slam tournaments on hard court.
- Besides Federer, he is the only player who has been successful in at least three Grand Slam tournaments in three seasons (2011, 2015, 2021) and has won at least two Grand Slam tournaments in six seasons.
- In the Open Era, he holds the record for most finals appearances at any Grand Slam tournament (at least six) and most semifinal appearances (at least nine). In addition, he has won at least 79 matches in every Grand Slam tournament, which is also a record.
- Also in the Open Era, he holds the record for most consecutive wins in Grand Slam tournaments (30, 2015-2016).
- He was the first Open Era player to win a Grand Slam tournament (Australian Open) in three different decades.
- Along with Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Nadal and Federer, he is one of five players in the Open Era to win back-to-back French Open and Wimbledon. He did this in 2021.
- In 2021 he won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, taking three titles on three different surfaces in one season, a feat previously only achieved by Rafael Nadal in 2010.
- The match between him and Rafael Nadal at the 2012 Australian Open final is the longest in Open Era history (5 hours and 14 minutes).
ATP World Tour Finals
- From 2012 to 2015 he won the final four times in a row. In the same period he won 15 games and suffered no defeat.
- He qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals fastest in 18 weeks and 6 days (2011).
ATP Masters 1000
- Đoković is the only player to have won every recent tournament in the Masters 1000 series at least once or twice.
- Đoković holds the record for most Masters 1000 titles with 37 titles.
- He holds the record with 54 finals at Masters tournaments.
- He holds the record for most titles in this series in one season (2015) with six titles. He also reached the finals of eight out of nine tournaments this season, which is also a record.
- Besides Nadal, he is the only player to have won four Masters tournaments in a row. He did this three times in his career. He also holds the record of seven finals in a row.
- Đoković holds the record for most title wins at the Indian Wells (5 titles, shared with Federer), Miami (6 titles, shared with Agassi), Shanghai (4 titles) and Paris (6 titles) tournaments.
- He is also the record holder for most consecutive wins in Masters tournaments (31, 2011).
- Đoković won a total of ten Masters titles without dropping a set.
- In 2015 he won a total of 39 games at the Masters tournaments.
- From 2012 to 2015, he won every Masters final after reaching the final. In this period he won twelve titles without a defeat.
- With a total of six tournament wins, he is the record holder at the China Open.
- He is the sole record holder with seven seasons ending at the top of the world rankings.
- He also holds the record for most weeks as number 1 in the world rankings.
- In 2021, at 34, he became the oldest player to finish a season ranked number 1 in the world.
- With 16,950 points, he holds the record for the highest number of points ever achieved in the world rankings (2016).
- He is one of five players in world ranking history to have spent two full seasons at the top (2015 and 2021).
- Đoković holds the record with more than $150 million in career prize money. In addition, in 2015 he achieved the best value for a season with more than 21 million US dollars.
- With a win rate of 83.16% (as of US Open 2021), Đoković holds the record in the Open Era.
- Đoković has the most wins over top 10 players in his career (229).
- 2006, 2007: ATP Most Improved Player of the Year
- 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013-2015, 2018, 2019: Serbia's Sportsman of the Year
- 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021: ATP Player of the Year
- 2011-2015, 2018: ITF Player of the Year
- 2011: BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
- 2011, 2012, 2015: European Sportsman of the Year (UEPS)
- 2011, 2015, 2018: European Sportsman of the Year (PAP)
- 2011, 2014: United States Sports Academy Male Athlete of the Year
- 2011, 2015: Eurosport International Athlete of the Year
- 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2021: ESPY Awards ( ESPN )-Best Male Tennis Player
- 2012: Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
- 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019: Laureus World Athlete of the Year
- 2016: Marca Leyenda
- 2018: ATP Comeback Player of the Year
On April 28, 2011 he was honored with the Order of St. Sava . Đoković has been the UNICEF Ambassador to Serbia since August 2011 . In February 2012, Đoković received the Grand Cross of the Order of the Karađorđe Star , as well as the Order of the Republic of Serbia in January 2013 .
In the year of his breakthrough (2007), Novak Đoković was voted Most Popular Serbian of the Year . Through him and the equally successful tennis players Ana Ivanović and Jelena Janković , tennis in Serbia experienced a general upswing.
Đoković often caused a sensation by tapping the ball extremely often before serving. He believed that he could use it to gain a higher concentration. However, the habit repeatedly led to discussions with his opponents, and he was often warned by referees for this peculiarity. During the Australian Open final in 2008, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made numerous complaints to the referee about Đoković's time play.
He also became known as a parodist of other tennis players. Among others, he imitated Maria Sharapova , Rafael Nadal , Andy Roddick , as well as former players like Pete Sampras , Boris Becker and Goran Ivanišević . In 2010, Đoković made a cameo appearance in the video for the single " Hello " by Martin Solveig .
For his restaurant chain "Novak Café & Restaurant", which is available in several cities in Serbia, Đoković has secured the worldwide supply of donkey milk cheese for the restaurant operation - a cheese specialty from Serbia and one of the most expensive cheeses in the world. He also opened a vegan restaurant in Monaco in April 2016.
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- Novak Đoković 's ATP profile
- ITF profile of Novak Đoković (English)
- Davis Cup Stats by Novak Đoković
- Literature by and about Novak Đoković in the German National Library catalogue
- Novak Đoković official website (English and Serbian)
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Djokovic, Novak (English transcription)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Serbian tennis player|
|BIRTH DATE||May 22, 1987|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Belgrade , SR Serbia , SFR Yugoslavia|