Born on 22nd May, 1987 – Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player and one of the most decorated in the men’s category. With a savage playing style, characterised by strong strokes and intense running, The Djoker, as he is fondly known has played some historic matches in his career so far.
a match that tested the resolve, strength and technique of both men, Novak Djokovic prevailed. After five sets, Djokovic rallied and won the game at the Arthur Ashe Stadium – using his forehand as a weapon against a flailing and tiring Federer.
Already a two-time Grand Slam winner that year, Djokovic entered the finals of the 2011 US Open looking to cap it off with more silverwear. After a match that lasted four hours and ten minutes, Djokovic prevailed and lifted the US Open trophy.
The longest Grand Slam finale ever between two titans of tennis ended with the enduring Novak Djokovic winning after a marathon five hours and 53 minutes. The fact that both players were offered, and accepted chairs to sit on during the trophy presentation ceremony is a testament to the epic scale of this game.
The drama on Center Court was high that day, as Djokovic and Federer faced off in a Grand Slam Final once more. The momentum and match swung both ways throughout the epic five sets, but in the end, the Djoker prevailed – toppling Federer – the king of grass courts, in his own backyard.
A long-held ambition of Novak Djokovic was to win the French Open and he finally did it in 2016 against old friend turned foe Andy Murray. Triumphing in four sets, Djokovic completed the Grand Slam that year – one of the greatest accomplishments in the world of competitive tennis.