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Novak Djokovic ">[nôʋaːk d͡ʑôːkoʋit͡ɕ]; born 22 May 1987), often referred to by the hypocorism Nole, is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals . He is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is coached by former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda. Djokovic holds the best match winning rate in Open Era, as of August 2016.

Novak Djokovic
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Djokovic at the 2011 Hopman Cup
Native name Новак Ђоковић
Novak Đoković
Country (sports)  Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
 Serbia (2006–present)
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 29)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Jelena Genčić (1993–1999)
Nikola Pilić (1999–2003)
Dejan Petrović (2004–2005)
Riccardo Piatti (2005–2006)
Marián Vajda (2006–)
Mark Woodforde (2007)
Todd Martin (2009–2010)
Boris Becker (2013–2016)
Prize money

US$ 107,688,878

Official website novakdjokovic.com
Singles
Career record 751–155
Career titles 66
Highest ranking No. 1 (4 July 2011)
Current ranking No. 2 (5 December 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon W (2011, 2014, 2015)
US Open W (2011, 2015)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Olympic Games SF (2008, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 42–58
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 114 (30 November 2009)
Current ranking No. 581 (26 September 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2006, 2007)
French Open 1R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2006)
US Open 1R (2006)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2010)
Hopman Cup F (2008, 2013)

Last updated on: 5 December 2016 (UTC)

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Signature of Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, Novak Đoković, [nôʋaːk d͡ʑôːkoʋit͡ɕ]; born 22 May 1987), often referred to by the hypocorism Nole, is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is coached by former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda. Djokovic holds the best match winning rate (83.00%) in Open Era, as of August 2016.

Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, the fourth most in history, and held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 223 weeks. In majors, Djokovic has won six Australian Open titles, three Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles and one French Open title. In 2016, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam; by winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic became the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969, and the first ever to do so on three different surfaces.

Djokovic stands alone with an all-time record of 30 Masters 1000 series titles. Djokovic's records include breaking the single-season record with six masters titles in 2015, winning 31 consecutive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series matches, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (shared with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), and being the only player to win eight of the nine events (and at least twice). Among other titles, he has won the ATP World Tour Finals five times and was on the Serbian team which won the 2010 Davis Cup. He also won the Bronze medal in men's singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Djokovic is the first Serbian player to be ranked No. 1 by the ATP and the first male player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Djokovic has won numerous awards, including the 2012, 2015, and 2016 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, 2011 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, five-time ITF World Champion, and four-time ATP year-end number 1. He is a recipient of the Order of St. Sava, the Order of Karađorđe's Star and the Order of the Republika Srpska.