Novak Djokovic Player Profile

Novak Djokovic: Is chasing a fifth title at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic: Is chasing a fifth title at the Australian Open

The defending champion is chasing a fourth straight title in Melbourne and goes into the event as the man to beat.

Djokovic has been triumphant at the Australian Open in each of the last three years with a famous, marathon win over Rafael Nadal in 2012 sandwiched between two final victories against Andy Murray.

His victory last year - his fourth at the event in total - helped him begin the season in fine style but he was soon powerless to prevent Rafael Nadal from usurping him as the No 1 ranked player in the world.

He was defeated by the Spaniard in both the semi-final of the French Open and final of the US Open, and also finished runner-up to Andy Murray at Wimbledon.

But Djokovic returned to top form during the late-season hard-court swing, gaining revenge over Nadal by beating him to win the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Now he heads back to Melbourne with form and history on his side. His scrambling, spectacular defence and brilliant backhand are perfectly suited to the hard courts in Australia.

Player Details

  • Nationality: SRB
  • Date Of Birth: May 22, 1987
  • Became Pro: 2003
  • Height: 1.9 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
19/04/14 R Federer ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters SF Lost 5-7, 2-6
18/04/14 G Garcia-Lopez ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters QF Won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
17/04/14 P Carreno-Busta ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters R3 Won 6-0, 6-1
15/04/14 A Montanes ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters R2 Won 6-1, 6-0
30/03/14 R Nadal ATP Masters 1000 Miami F Won 6-3, 6-3
28/03/14 K Nishikori ATP Masters 1000 Miami SF Won Walkover
10 Year Grand Slam History
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Australian Open R2WWWQFQFWR4R1R1
French Open -SFRUSFQFR3SFSFQFR2
Wimbledon -RUSFWSFQFR2SFR4R3
US Open -RURUWRUSFSFRUR3R3

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