Saturday, 1 December 2007

In short about Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic began playing at age four and made his pro debut at 16.Father,Srdjan and mother,Dijana own a pizzeria and pancake restaurant on a mountain in Serbia for last 15 years.Father,uncle and aunt were all professionals skiers and his father was also an excellent soccer player.His father wanted him to be a soccer player or skier but excelled in tennis at an early age.Credits his family as inspiration for giving him so much support and says he wouldn t be able to be where he is without their help.Younger brothers Marko and Djordje are both in school and play tennis.Idol growing up was Pete Sampras.At age 12,attended Niki Pilic Academy inMunich and practiced there before returning to Belgrade.Nole speaks Serbian,German and English.Favorite surface is hard courts but considers nimself an all around player.Best shot is backhand down the line.As a junior,advanced to Australian Open yunior singles and doubles SF(with Jenkins)in 2004.Coached by Marian Vajda and fitness trainer Salvador Sosa.