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Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987 in Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, to parents Sr?an and Dijana.
Djokovic's two younger brothers, Marko and ?or?e, are also tennis players with professional aspirations.
Residing in Monte Carlo, Djokovic has been coached by former Slovak tennis player Marian Vajda since 2006.
Similar to Roger Federer, Djokovic is a self-described fan of languages, speaking Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.
Djokovic has been dating Jelena Ristic since 2005 and the two became engaged in September 2013.
On 24 April 2014, Djokovic announced on his Twitter page that he and Jelena are expecting their first child.
Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four.
When the Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Gencic spotted the six-year-old Djokovic playing tennis, she stated: "This is the greatest talent I have seen since Monika Seles."
Jelena Gencic worked with young Djokovic over the following six years before realizing that, due to his rapid development, going abroad in search of increased level of competition was the best option for his future.
Jelena Gencic contacted Nikola Pilic and helped the 12-year-old moved to the Pilic tennis academy in Oberschleissheim, Germany, where Djokovic spent four years.
At the age of 14, Djokovic began his international career, winning European championships in singles, doubles, and team competition.
Djokovic is known for his often humorous off-court impersonations of his fellow players, many of whom are his friends.
This became evident to the tennis world after his 2007 US Open quarterfinal win over Carlos Moya, where Djokovic entertained the audience with impersonations of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova.
Djokovic's impersonations have also become very popular on video sharing website YouTube.
Novak Djokovic is a dedicated member of the "Champions for Peace" club, a group of famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport.
Faced with a majestic Roger Federer fightback, Novaj Djokovic hit back in typically tenacious fashion to snatch his second Wimbledon trophy, although even he conceded it was hard to picture him winning after the Swiss great took that fourth set.
Novak Djokovic paid rich tribute to Roger Federer, after defeating the seven-time Wimbledon champion in an epic final in Winbledon 2014.
Djokovic held his nerve to win one of the all-time great Wimbledon finals with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over seven-time champion Federer in front of an enthralled Centre Court crowd.