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Even if you are not someone who follows tennis regularly, you likely have some familiarity with the name Novak Djokovic if you watch the news at all. The tennis champ is one of the best to ever play the game and is known for his electric style of play, as he is known to be one of the most formidable players in recent memory.
Novak Djokovic is also a luxury watch collector as well, so we will take a closer look at the life, career, and watch collection of the vaunted tennis player.
Who is Novak Djokovic?
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia to Srdan and Dijana Djokovic. His father is of Serbian descent and his mother is Croatian. He has two younger brothers, Marko and Djordje, both of whom have also played professional tennis as well.
Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four after his parents gave him a child’s racket and a soft foam ball as a gift. According to his father, the pair became “the most beloved toy in his life.” In 1993, at the age of six, he was sent to a youth tennis camp that was overseen by Yugoslavian tennis player Jelena Gencic. When she saw the young Djokovic playing, she stated that “This is the greatest talent I have seen since Monica Seles.”
Novak Djokovic’s Early Tennis Career
Gencic would serve as a mentor for the young Djokovic, allowing him to quickly develop his full skill set over the next six years. Realizing that he would need to move abroad in order to fully challenge himself, Gencic contacted fellow tennis player Nikola Pilic, who ran a tennis academy in Germany.
Arrangements were then made for the 12-year-old child to move to Germany, where he would spend the next four years refining his game even further. When he was 14 years old, Djokovic would formally begin his international tennis career. He would go on to win European championships in singles, doubles, and team competitions as well.
Mainstream Success in Tennis
In 2001, Djokovic competed for the Davis Cup as a member of the Yugoslav national team. He would reach the finals of the Junior Davis Cup, but would end up losing his singles match. As a junior, the highest ranking he would receive would be 24th, which he achieved in February of 2004.
By 2003, Novak Djokovic would formally begin his professional career. He would enter the ATP during this year, which was notable as the time period in which Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were establishing themselves as the two most dominant men’s tennis players in the world.
At the beginning of his career, he would primarily play in Challengers and Futures tournaments, and would go on to win three of each type between 2003 and 2005. He would officially make his first tour-level appearance in 2004, at Umag, where he lost to Filippo Volandri in the 32nd round.
Djokovic would go on to make his first Grand Slam appearance in 2005, as a result of qualifying for the Australian Open. During his appearance at the tournament, he would go on to be defeated by the tournament’s eventual winner, Marat Saffin. He would also reach the third rounds of the U.S. Open and Wimbledon that year as well.
2006 would prove to be a banner year in Djokovic’s career, as he would go on to win his first ATP title at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort without losing a set. In April of that year, he would play a crucial part in winning the Davis Cup against the team from Great Britain. It would later come out in the press that the British attempted to recruit Novak Djokovic, but he ultimately decided against it, as he did not feel as if he would fully fit in in that environment.
2007 would prove to be an even more important year in Djokovic’s life, as he would make three significant achievements during this time. He would be ranked within the top three players in the world for the first time, make it to the final round of the U.S. Open, and win his first Masters title as well.
In 2022, Djokovic would receive his 38th Masters win, his 7th Wimbledon trophy, and reach the milestone of 1000 career wins. Based on all he has accomplished thus far, we are unlikely to see Novak Djokovic slow down any time in the near future.
What Kinds of Watches are in Novak Djokovic’s Watch Collection?
In previous years, Novak Djokovic has been known for wearing Seiko watches, including a Sportura Chronograph, a Premier Kinetic Perpetual, or a Seiko Divers Watch. However, in 2021, he formally signed a contract to become a brand ambassador for the Swiss watchmaker Hublot.
At this time, he is currently working with the brand to design a limited edition version of a watch that will be named for him.
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