(Reuters) – Factbox on Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who beat Switzerland’s Roger Federer 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) to safe his 16th Huge Slam title on Sunday:
Born: Would possibly maybe presumably well also honest 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia (age 32)
Huge Slam titles: 16 (Australian Birth 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019; French Birth 2016; Wimbledon 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019; U.S. Birth 2011, 2015, 2018)
** Started playing tennis feeble four.
** His father was once a legitimate skier and wished his son to apply in his footsteps or play legitimate soccer but changed his mind when Djokovic excelled at tennis from an early age.
** First beefy year on tour in 2005. Made Huge Slam debut as a qualifier on the Australian Birth, shedding to Russian Marat Safin in the important thing spherical. Carried out because the youngest participant (18 years, 5 months) inner the tip 100.
** In 2006, he won his first ATP tour title at Amersfoort.
** Retired in the 2006 French Birth quarter-finals towards Nadal when trailing by two items, and again a year later due to blisters in the Wimbledon semi-excellent towards the identical opponent.
** Obtained 5 titles in 2007 (Adelaide, Miami, Estoril, Montreal and Vienna) and reached his first Huge Slam excellent on the U.S. Birth, shedding to Roger Federer.
** Beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to safe his maiden Huge Slam title on the 2008 Australian Birth — turning into the important thing Serbian man to safe undoubtedly one of many four majors.
** Failed to defend his title in Melbourne the next year after pulling out of his quarter-excellent towards American Andy Roddick citing heat exhaustion.
** Led Serbia to their first Davis Cup title with victory over France in Belgrade in December 2010.
** Started 2011 by winning the Australian Birth, beating Briton Andy Murray in the excellent, to pause his three-year wait for a 2d Huge Slam title.
** Obtained his next six tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Belgrade, Madrid and Rome. Did not lose again except June 3 when Federer ended his 41-match winning crawl in the French Birth semi-finals.
** Secured the no 1 arrangement on July 4, 2011 by beating Tsonga in the Wimbledon semi-finals, then beat Nadal to clinch his first Wimbledon crown, his first title on grass.
** Saved two match aspects to beat Federer in the semi-finals of the U.S. Birth then defeated Nadal in the excellent to was the seventh man to safe three Huge Slam titles in a year since tennis became legitimate in 1968.
** Obtained his third Australian Birth title in 2012 by beating Nadal in 5 hours and fifty three minutes.
** Started 2013 by beating Murray to was the important thing man in the legitimate know-how to safe three successive Australian Birth titles.
** Beat Federer in a 5-arrangement Wimbledon excellent in 2014.
** Reached all four Huge Slam finals in 2015. Started the year by capturing a fifth Australian Birth title, then overlooked out on the French Birth again — his third loss in the title match —after falling to Stan Wawrinka in the excellent.
** 5 weeks later drew level alongside with his coach Boris Becker’s Wimbledon haul of three titles by defeating Federer in the All England Club excellent. Beat Federer in U.S. Birth excellent, giving him three Huge Slam titles in a year for a 2d time.
** Beat Murray in the 2016 Australian Birth excellent to safe his 11th Huge Slam trophy.
** Beat Murray again in the French Birth excellent that year to sooner or later safe the claycourt foremost at his 12th strive. The safe not most realistic possible achieved his Huge Slam collection but he also grew to was most realistic possible the third man — after Don Scoot and Rod Laver — to preserve all four majors on the identical time.
** Developed to his Twenty first Huge Slam excellent total on the 2016 U.S. Birth but was once beaten by Stan Wawrinka.
** Retired in the 2017 Wimbledon quarter-finals towards Tomas Berdych and ended his season on July 26 with a valid elbow harm.
** Returned from a six-month harm absence on the Australian Birth closing year. Had elbow surgical operation following a closing-16 exit to South Korean diminutive one Chung Hyeon.
** Beat Kevin Anderson in the 2018 Wimbledon excellent to seal his thirteenth Huge Slam.
** Capped off the year trendy by beating Juan Martin del Potro to safe the U.S. Birth crown for a third time.
** Defeated Nadal of their 53rd occupation meeting to allege his 15th foremost and seventh Australian Birth title.
** Djokovic’s 26-match winning crawl in Huge Slams ended with a loss to Dominic Thiem in the French Birth semi-excellent.
** Defeated Federer to allege his fifth Wimbledon title.
Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge