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Novak Djokovic (Belgrade, Serbia, then SFRY; May 22, 1987), is the best tennis player of all time. He has spent 377 weeks at the top of the ATP list so far. Tennis experts, former players and teammates consider Djokovic one of the best tennis players in history. He has been playing professionally since 2003. He won twenty-two Grand Slam trophies: Australian Open won 10 times, Wimbledon 7 times, US Open 3 times and French Open-Roland Garros 2 times and Masters Cup five times in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Djokovic is the youngest player to qualify to the semifinals of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He won 36 tournaments from the Masters series and was the first to complete the so-called "Golden Masters" (2018), that is, winning all nine tournaments from the Masters series. Together with his teammates from the Serbian national team, he won the Davis Cup title in 2010. Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, as the eldest son of father Srdjan and mother Dijana. His mother comes from the partisan family of Zdenko and Elizabeta Zagar. After World War II, Žagari moved from Vinkovci to Belgrade as military personnel of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA). Novak has two younger brothers, Marko (born in 1991) and Djordje (born in 1995). He picked up a racket for the first time at a tennis camp on Kopaonik, when he was four years old. At the age of twelve, he started attending tennis at the Nikola Pilica Academy in Munich. He currently lives in Monte Carlo, in Monaco, and is coached by Goran Ivanisevic. Since December 2013 until December 2016, his coach was and is the German Boris Becker. Novak Djokovic speaks Serbian, English, German, Italian, French and Chinese Language. He has been married to Jelena Djokovic since July 10, 2014, and they have a son, Stefan, and a daughter, Tara. He also declares himself a great Serb and patriot.