Novak Djokovic

  • Date of birth: May 22, 1987
  • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Height: 6'2'' (1.87 m)
  • Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed

Novak Djokovic is one of five players that have defeated Roger Federer multiple times in Grand Slam tournaments, he is one of only two players to do so three times, and also at consecutive tournaments (the other being Rafael Nadal). He was also the runner-up at the 2007 and 2010 US Open tournaments (to Federer and Nadal, respectively), and a bronze medalist representing Serbia at the 2008 Olympic Games. In addition, Djokovic won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and has won six Masters Series tournaments. In 2010, he led Serbia to win the Davis Cup. Djokovic finished the ATP Tour as World No. 3 for four consecutive years between 2007 and 2010 (behind Nadal and Federer). Djokovic's highest ranking to date is World No. 2, achieved in February 2010.

He is a double winner of the award The Best Sportperson of Serbia and award for The Best Sportsman by Olympic Committee of Serbia. He is considered to be the best Serbian tennis player in history, and one of the best to have ever come from the former Yugoslavia.

Djokovic is an all-court player with emphasis on offensive baseline play. His greatest strengths are his groundstrokes, serve and defense. He is consistent off both wings, although his backhand is his preferred stroke.

With considerable speed, his serve is one of his major weapons, winning many free points; his first serve is typically hit very flat, while he prefers to slice his second serves wide. He also utilizes a well-disguised backhand underspin drop shot and sliced backhand.