Djokovic, Novak

Djokovic, Novak, 1987–, Serbian tennis player, b. Belgrade. He began winning European championships at age 14, and played his in first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, in 2005. He won the Australian Open in 2008 and 2011–13; and Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2011, facing Rafael Nadal in the final at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the 2012 Australian Open. He won Wimbledon again in 2014–15 and the U.S. Open in 2015, defeating Roger Federer each time. He has since won the Australian Open in 2015–16, for a record-tying six wins there, the French Open for the first time in 2016, and Wimbledon in 2018.

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