Novak Djokovic: Early Life and Career

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic [born on 22 May 1987] is a Serbian tennis player. He’s currently ranked as world No. 7 singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has been also ranked world No. 1 for a record total score of 373 weeks. He has won a total of 21 slam men’s singles titles, which also includes a record of almost nine Australian Open titles. Overall, he has won a record 64 Big Titles and a record 38 Masters titles in ATP.

Novak Djokovic

Early Life:

Novak Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of only four after his parents gave him a mini-racket and a soft foam ball to play with because he was obsessed with that, which his father claimed became “the most beloved toy in his life”. In 1993 the summer, as a six-year-old, he was sent to a camp that was organized by the Teniski Klub Partizan and overseen by a frenzied player Yugoslav Jelena Genčić at Mount Kopaonik, where Djokovic’s parents ran both a fast-food parlor and an equipment business.


Djokovic turned professional in 2003 by entering the ATP Tour, around the time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal established themselves because of the two dominant players in men’s tennis. At the start of his professional career, he mainly played in Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning three of every type from 2003 to 2005. His first tour-level tournament was Umang in 2004, where he lost to Filippo Volandri within the round of 32.

Djokovic made his first slam tournament appearance by qualifying for the 2005 Australian Open, where he was defeated by eventual champion Marat Safin within the first round straight. Djokovic participated in four Masters events and qualified for 2 of them, his best performance coming in Paris, where he reached the third round and defeated fourth seed, Mariano Puerta, along the way.

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