Sports Nicknames - Djoker, Nole

Novak Djokovic is a name known to anyone who knows anything about tennis. Up there with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the biggest tennis players of all time, Djokovic has competed for the top honours for nearly his entire career.

Novak Djokovic profile art work.  Illustration.  Djoker Nole.  Drawing.

Djokovic started playing tennis at the age of 4, while making his international career debut for Yugoslavia only 10 years later. He reached the finals of the Junior Davis cup before entering into the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. It was unlikely at that time that he would think he would be ranked No. 1 by the ATP for a record of 313 weeks.

He won his first ATP title at the Dutch Open in 2006, before winning another at the Moselle Open. However, it wasn't until 2011 that Djokovic was being tossed around in the "greatest" category. Not only did he win all but 6 of his matches, he also had a 10-1 record against Nadal and Federer. Add in the 3 Grand Slam titles he won and you've got a stellar season. He would perform a similar feat in 2015, although it wasn't quite as spectacular.

Djokovic (sometimes called the "Djoker" by fans) has won 24 Grand Slam tournaments, 10 Australian Opens, 7 Wimbledons, 4 US Opens and 3 French Opens over his career. During this time he has set a number of records that could take its own article.

Novak Djokovic is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players of all time. Whether he can be the GOAT compared to the other members of the "Big Three" is going to be debated for the rest of time. However, simply to be in that company means he has already achieved infinitely more than most players in their entire careers.


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