Novak Djokovic is currently in news headlines because of his Australian visa. He was moved to his hotel as he reached Australia because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19. His visa was cancelled by the Australian government. In this article, we will cover the whole case in detail and we will also see that what makes Novak Djokovic special.
Novak Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987 in Serbia. He has a wife and two children. Jelena Djokovic is his wife and Tara Djokovic and Stefan Djokovic are his two children. Novak Djokovic is currently the No.1 tennis player in the world according to ATP rankings. Djokovic has 20 men’s singles grand slams which are equal to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Serbian star is also famous for his ability to speak 11 different languages. Djokovic can speak Serbian, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, German, Arabic and English. Fans gave him the nickname of Joker because of his joyful personality.
War – an important part of Djokovic’s life
Djokovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia. His father was a professional skiing player and also a business of sports products in Belgrade. In 1999 when the NATO army bombarded the whole of Serbia for almost 11 weeks, Djokovic with his family shifted to their grandfather’s basement. Where they spend their whole war-prone period. Djokovic also mentioned his difficulties during that time when he used to stand in long lines to get basic necessary things. To save his child’s mental health due to war Djokovic’s father decided to move to Germany and young Djokovic at the age of 12 left his home to start his career.
Career, Titles, and Records
Novak Djokovic started his tennis career at the age of 4 when he was first introduced to tennis balls and racquets by his mother. At the age of 6, he joined the tennis academy in Serbia where he learned with one of the greatest tennis stars Monika Seles.
At the age of 12 when he shifted to Germany, where he joined the pili tennis academy. In 2001 at the age of 14, he participated in the European championship which was his first step towards his career. He gained the attention in 2007 when he won the master series where he defeated Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals who was the No.3 player at that time, Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals who was No.2, and Roger Federer in the finals who was No.1 at that time.
After that Djokovic never looked back and won 20 singles grand slam titles and 86 ATP men’s singles titles. Djokovic has won all the four major grand slams in his career. In 2011 Djokovic made an incredible record of winning 43 men’s singles tennis matches in a row. He was the only player to do this.
- In 2021 during the Australian open Novak Djokovic asked the organizers to give separate houses for each player to stay. This move by Novak Djokovic created a huge controversy and the matter gained huge attention.
- In 2020 during US open Djokovic hit a ball to the side-line referee in frustration after which he was disqualified for around 16 in that tournament.
- In 2020 during a pandemic, he with his wife organized sports activities which resulted in covid cases of players, and he hot positive.
- Many experts have said that Djokovic takes a lot of medical breaks during difficult matches. He sometimes takes 5 medical breaks in matches.
- Now in 2022 Djokovic was refused to take part in the Australian Open tournament when he was taken to a hotel when he entered the Australian airport. Djokovic was in controversies earlier when he asked not to take the vaccine of COVID 19. Djokovic did not take the vaccine which made the Australian Government take this step. Djokovic’s visa also got cancelled by the Australian government.