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* LargeHam: He tends to be far more animated on court than Federer and Nadal and perform over-the-top victory celebrations, including memorably ripping off his shirt after winning a five-hour long 2012 Australian Open final against Nadal.

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* LargeHam: He tends to be far more animated on court than Federer and Nadal and perform over-the-top victory celebrations, including memorably ripping off his shirt after winning a five-hour long 2012 Australian Open final against Nadal. Not to mention taking a small taste of the Centre Court grass after his marathon win over Federer in the 2019 Wimbledon final.


After 2016, Djokovic unexpectedly suffered a loss in form and an elbow injury, and he fell away from the top ranking just as Federer and Nadal were returning back to form. However, keeping in line with his career-long mission to not let Federer and Nadal hog all the glory to themselves, he came back from being ranked as low as No. 22 in 2018 to winning the last two Slams of 2018 and reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. He then started 2019 by winning a record-setting seventh Australian Open for his 15th Grand Slam title, confirming that he's still hungry for more success.

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After 2016, Djokovic unexpectedly suffered a loss in form and an elbow injury, and he fell away from the top ranking just as Federer and Nadal were returning back to form. However, keeping in line with his career-long mission to not let Federer and Nadal hog all the glory to themselves, he came back from being ranked as low as No. 22 in 2018 to winning the last two Slams of 2018 and reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. He then started 2019 by winning a record-setting seventh Australian Open and [[MiracleRally came back from double match point down]] against Federer to win Wimbledon later that year for his 15th 16th Grand Slam title, confirming that he's still hungry for more success.


* BerserkButton: He ''hates'' playing in any significant wind, which interferes with his precision shotmaking and visibly irritates him to a degree that arguably affects his performance more than the wind itself does.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you. Despite his [[GracefulLoser humility]], it obviously bothers him that fan adoration is so skewed in favor of his rivals.

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* {{Determinator}}: One of the very few people who can go toe-to-toe with Nadal for five sets and come out on top, he seems to win some matches out of sheer ''refusal'' to lose them.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or and Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you. Despite his [[GracefulLoser humility]], it obviously bothers him that fan adoration is so skewed in favor of his rivals.rivals.
* FanNickname: "Djoker", which he now uses in several social media handles.



* {{Omniglot}}: Like Federer, he's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.

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* {{Omniglot}}: Like Federer, he's He's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) languages, and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.conferences. He has given interviews in Serbian, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese, and has also apparently picked up some Mandarin and Japanese.



* TheRival: He's one-half of the two most prolific rivalries in men's tennis, going against Nadal a men's Open Era record of 53 times and against Federer 48 times. He also has notable rivalries with Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, with these two players' greatest victories at Slams coming against him.

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* PercussiveTherapy: In moments of extreme frustration, he's not above racket-smashing.
* TheRival: He's one-half of the two most prolific rivalries in men's tennis, going against Nadal a men's Open Era record of 53 54 times and against Federer 48 times. He also has notable rivalries with Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, with these two players' greatest victories at Slams coming against him.


* Omniglot: Like Federer, he's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.

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* Omniglot: {{Omniglot}}: Like Federer, he's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.


* GracefulLoser: As much of a LargeHam as Djokovic can be on court, he's always gracious and affable towards his opponents in defeat. One prime example is him remaining friendly with Stan Wawrinka even after the latter denied him a Career Grand Slam in the 2016 French Open final and even happily showing off the keychain Wawrinka gave him of the [[MemeticOutfit plaid shorts]] he had worn during that final.

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* GracefulLoser: As much of a LargeHam as Djokovic can be on court, he's always gracious and affable towards his opponents in defeat. One prime example is him remaining friendly with Stan Wawrinka even after the latter denied him a Career Grand Slam in the 2016 2015 French Open final and even happily showing off the keychain Wawrinka gave him of the [[MemeticOutfit plaid shorts]] he had worn during that final.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: By Federer and Nadal. Even after winning 15 Grand Slams, he still trails both of them in the Grand Slam tally and public recognition.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: By Federer and Nadal. Even after winning 15 Grand Slams, Slams and holding a winning record against both (with both records skewed heavily in his favor in later years), he still trails both of them in the Grand Slam tally and public recognition.



* RubberMan: While he doesn't have ComicBook/PlasticMan's superpowers, one of his greatest assets is his incredibly flexible body that lets him reach balls 99% of other players would have no hope of getting to.

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* RubberMan: While he doesn't have ComicBook/PlasticMan's superpowers, one of his greatest assets is his incredibly flexible body that lets him not only reach balls 99% of other players would have no hope of getting to.to, but return them with deadly accuracy. There's a RunningGag among tennis fans that he is somehow related to Gumby.


* BewareTheSillyOnes: He doesn't do the impressions of other players anymore, but there's a reason fans and commentators alike call him "[FanNickname Djoker]". That doesn't change the fact that when he's on form, he's one of the most dominant players in tennis.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you. Despite his [GracefulLoser humility], it obviously bothers him that fan adoration is so skewed in favor of his rivals.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: He doesn't do the impressions of other players anymore, but there's a reason fans and commentators alike call him "[FanNickname Djoker]"."[[FanNickname Djoker]]". That doesn't change the fact that when he's on form, he's one of the most dominant players in tennis.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you. Despite his [GracefulLoser humility], [[GracefulLoser humility]], it obviously bothers him that fan adoration is so skewed in favor of his rivals.



* LightningBruiser: His speed on court may be his greatest weapon, giving him the ability to turn [StoneWall impenetrable defense] into unreturnable offense.

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* LightningBruiser: His speed on court may be his greatest weapon, giving him the ability to turn [StoneWall [[StoneWall impenetrable defense] defense]] into unreturnable offense.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: He doesn't do the impressions of other players anymore, but there's a reason fans and commentators alike call him "[FanNickname Djoker]". That doesn't change the fact that when he's on form, he's one of the most dominant players in tennis.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you. Despite his [GracefulLoser humility], it obviously bothers him that fan adoration is so skewed in favor of his rivals.


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* LightningBruiser: His speed on court may be his greatest weapon, giving him the ability to turn [StoneWall impenetrable defense] into unreturnable offense.


* CunningLinguist: Like Federer, he's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.


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* Omniglot: Like Federer, he's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.


Djokovic won his first Grand Slam at the 2008 Australian Open, but spent the next three years [[OvershadowedByAwesome stuck in third-fiddle position]] to Federer and Nadal who were dominating him and everyone else on the men's tour. 2011 changed everything, as ''he'' became the player dominating everyone else by going on a spectacular 41-match winning streak to start the year and ending the year with three more Grand Slams under his belt and the No. 1 ranking wrested away from Nadal who he beat in six consecutive finals. This marked the first time in over seven years (since February 1, 2004) that someone other than Federer and Nadal held the No. 1 ranking.

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Djokovic won his first Grand Slam at the 2008 Australian Open, but spent the next three years [[OvershadowedByAwesome stuck in third-fiddle position]] to Federer and Nadal who were dominating him and everyone else on the men's tour. 2011 changed everything, as ''he'' became the player dominating everyone else by going on a spectacular 41-match winning streak to start the year and ending the year with three more Grand Slams under his belt and the No. 1 ranking wrested away from Nadal who he beat in six consecutive finals. This marked the first time in over seven years (since February 1, 2004) that someone other than Federer and Nadal held the ATP No. 1 ranking.


After 2016, Djokovic unexpectedly suffered a loss in form and an elbow injury, and he fell away from the top ranking just as Federer and Nadal were returning back to form. However, keeping in line with his career-long mission to not let Federer and Nadal hog all the glory to themselves, he came back from being ranked as low as No. 22 in 2018 to winning the last two Slams of 2018 and reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. He then started 2019 by winning a record-setting seventh Australian Open for his 15th Grand Slam title, confirming that

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After 2016, Djokovic unexpectedly suffered a loss in form and an elbow injury, and he fell away from the top ranking just as Federer and Nadal were returning back to form. However, keeping in line with his career-long mission to not let Federer and Nadal hog all the glory to themselves, he came back from being ranked as low as No. 22 in 2018 to winning the last two Slams of 2018 and reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. He then started 2019 by winning a record-setting seventh Australian Open for his 15th Grand Slam title, confirming that
that he's still hungry for more success.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Djokovic holding the 2019 Australian Open trophy... [[LongRunners 11 years]] after he won his first Australian Open trophy.]]

Novak Djokovic (born May 22, 1987) is a Serbian tennis player who's well-known as the "[[BewareTheSillyOnes Djoker]]" who [[DarkHorseVictory gate-crashed]] the UsefulNotes/RogerFederer-UsefulNotes/RafaelNadal duopoly in the 2010s and managed to cement himself as one of the greatest male tennis players of all time in the process, despite having to play in the same era as two other all-time greats.

Djokovic won his first Grand Slam at the 2008 Australian Open, but spent the next three years [[OvershadowedByAwesome stuck in third-fiddle position]] to Federer and Nadal who were dominating him and everyone else on the men's tour. 2011 changed everything, as ''he'' became the player dominating everyone else by going on a spectacular 41-match winning streak to start the year and ending the year with three more Grand Slams under his belt and the No. 1 ranking wrested away from Nadal who he beat in six consecutive finals. This marked the first time in over seven years (since February 1, 2004) that someone other than Federer and Nadal held the No. 1 ranking.

While Djokovic wasn't [[ToughActToFollow quite]] as dominant a force in most years after 2011, with Nadal, Federer, and Andy Murray usurping him at No. 1 for some periods, he still spent over 200 weeks at No. 1 and established himself as one of the most mentally resilient players on tour. 2015 and 2016 were when he had several of his finest achievements: he was so thoroughly dominant in 2015, making 15 consecutive finals and winning 11 of them including three Slams and a record-breaking six Masters titles, that many people consider his 2015 season to be one of the best Open Era seasons ever. He then became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four Slams in a row by winning every Slam from 2015 Wimbledon to the 2016 French Open, also achieving the Career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open after years of frustrating losses there.

After 2016, Djokovic unexpectedly suffered a loss in form and an elbow injury, and he fell away from the top ranking just as Federer and Nadal were returning back to form. However, keeping in line with his career-long mission to not let Federer and Nadal hog all the glory to themselves, he came back from being ranked as low as No. 22 in 2018 to winning the last two Slams of 2018 and reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. He then started 2019 by winning a record-setting seventh Australian Open for his 15th Grand Slam title, confirming that

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!!Tropes associated with Novak Djokovic:
* CunningLinguist: Like Federer, he's fluent in multiple languages (Serbian, English, French, German, Italian) and has demonstrated his mastery of them during post-match speeches and press conferences.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after becoming the World No. 1 and winning a truckload of Grand Slams, he isn't the crowd favorite nearly as often as Federer or Nadal are. Being the player who beats two of the most universally beloved players in tennis history the most frequently will do that to you.
* FragileSpeedster: Used to be this in his early career, being an extremely agile player who nonetheless suffered from illness and breathing problems too often to dominate the tour like Federer or Nadal, until he evolved into a LightningBruiser in 2011.
* GracefulLoser: As much of a LargeHam as Djokovic can be on court, he's always gracious and affable towards his opponents in defeat. One prime example is him remaining friendly with Stan Wawrinka even after the latter denied him a Career Grand Slam in the 2016 French Open final and even happily showing off the keychain Wawrinka gave him of the [[MemeticOutfit plaid shorts]] he had worn during that final.
* HappilyMarried: To Jelena since 2014.
* HesBack: He spent most of 2017 and the first half of 2018 suffering injuries and early losses to lower-ranked opponents, including a loss to No. 71-ranked Marco Cecchinato at the French Open that left him so dispirited that he said in the post-match conference that he might not play the grass season. Cue him winning the next three Slams, and reclaiming the No. 1 crown.
* LargeHam: He tends to be far more animated on court than Federer and Nadal and perform over-the-top victory celebrations, including memorably ripping off his shirt after winning a five-hour long 2012 Australian Open final against Nadal.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: By Federer and Nadal. Even after winning 15 Grand Slams, he still trails both of them in the Grand Slam tally and public recognition.
* TheRival: He's one-half of the two most prolific rivalries in men's tennis, going against Nadal a men's Open Era record of 53 times and against Federer 48 times. He also has notable rivalries with Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, with these two players' greatest victories at Slams coming against him.
* RubberMan: While he doesn't have ComicBook/PlasticMan's superpowers, one of his greatest assets is his incredibly flexible body that lets him reach balls 99% of other players would have no hope of getting to.
* ToughActToFollow: After going on a 41-match winning streak and winning three Slams in 2011, him winning "only" one Slam per year for the next three years felt like a letdown. He also clearly struggled with this trope after winning four Slams in a row in 2015-16, not winning another Slam until 2 years later.

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