Novak Djokovic, (born May 22, 1987, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia [now in Serbia]), Serbian tennis player who was one of the game’s premier performers in the early 21st century, when he won a record (shared with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) 20 Grand Slam titles.
Also, is Djokovic Serbian or Croatian?
Novak Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, to Srđan and Dijana Đoković. He is of paternal Serbian and maternal Croatian descent.
Similarly, who has beaten Djokovic the most?
These 17 Grand Slam matches are the most ever contested between two players along with Nadal-Djokovic. Five of them were finals plus a record 11 semifinals. To date, Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Federer in all four majors and likewise Federer is the only player to defeat Djokovic in all four of them.
Is Novak Djokovic the best tennis player ever?
The greatest serve returner ever, Djokovic now ranks first in history for total prize money won, Grand Slam titles won (tied with Nadal and Federer), Masters 1000 titles (tied with Nadal), the number of Australian Open titles, for total weeks spent at World No. 1 and year-end No. 1 (tied with Pete Sampras).
“He is always there for us which explains his popularity everywhere in the region,” the 27-year-old from Belgrade told AFP. In Croatia and Bosnia, whose ties with Serbia remain tense since the 1990s wars, Djokovic is widely respected and liked.
Calendar Year Golden Slam
The Golden Slam, or Golden Grand Slam, is a term created in 1988 when Steffi Graf won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the gold medal in tennis at the Summer Olympics in the same calendar year.