Novak DJOKOVICNOVAK DJOKOVIC’S SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia. He began playing tennis at the age of four. To date, he has won 48 ATP singles titles, including 7 Grand Slam singles titles and 20 ATP Masters Series 1000 titles. He was also a Bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a winner of the Davis Cup championship with Team Serbia in 2010. Djokovic is currently ranked World No.1, which is the third time he finished a season in this position.
Djokovic’s 43 match winning streak in 2010-11 is the third best in Open Era in men’s singles titles. It also covers 41 straight matches since the start of 2011, which is the second longest streak to start the year since 1980, behind John McEnroe (started 42-0 in 1984).
Novak Djokovic married his long term girlfriend Jelena Ristic in July 2014, with the couple having their first child Stefan born in November 2014.
Novak Djokovic is also the founder of the Novak Djokovic Foundation whose mission is to enable children from disadvantaged communities to grow up, play and develop in a stimulative, creative and safe setting, whilst learning to respect others and care for their environment. (See http://novakdjokovicfoundation.org for more details.)
A FEW WORDS FOR THE FOUNDATION AS AN AMBASSADOR
I am honoured that the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation asked me to be an ambassador.
Helping disadvantaged children through good education and sport can help them to become great adults. I believe we can do this together through partnerships and with the help of the local communities.
Children can fulfill their dreams by learning from example by teaching them hard work and good values and having access to proper resources to assist them along the way.