With 13 Grand Slam singles titles and 223 weeks at No.1, Novak Djokovic is one of the game’s all-time greats. He became the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam with his Roland Garros triumph in 2016, a victory that saw him join Rod Laver as the only man in the Open era to hold all four major titles at once. His 69 career singles titles are the seventh most in the Open era. Following an injury-blighted season 12 months ago, Djokovic returned to the top of the game after capturing his fourth Wimbledon title in July with a comprehensive defeat of South African Kevin Anderson in the final.
The son of a professional skier, Djokovic began playing tennis at four and turned pro at 16. He has played doubles with younger brothers Marko and Djordje on tour. He established the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007 to help children in disadvantaged communities. His wife Jelena, who he married in 2014, runs the foundation. Together they have two children – three-year-old Stefan and one-year-old Tara.
The 31-year-old Serbian missed the inaugural Laver Cup due to an elbow injury, which kept him off tour for six months in 2017. Following surgery in February, Djokovic makes his Laver Cup debut this year as a captain’s pick. A three-time Olympian, Djokovic lists one of his proudest moments as leading Serbia to their first Davis Cup title in 2010.
QF: Roland Garros
4R: Australian Open