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Quiz about Novak Djokovic Life and Tennis
Quiz about Novak Djokovic Life and Tennis

Novak Djokovic: Life and Tennis Quiz


Novak Djokovic's tennis was enjoyed by an international audience and people flocked to see him play. How much do you know about him? Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by jonnowales. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
jonnowales
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
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317,164
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Novak Djokovic burst into the public domain in 2005, two years after turning professional in 2003. Djokovic, nicknamed "Nole" and "The Djoker", managed to reach the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open that year. What country did Djokovic represent? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Like Roger Federer and Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic was an all-court player that utilised all styles of tennis in his game. Despite being an all rounder stylistically, Djokovic did have a preferred style. Which of the following was his preference? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The year 2007 was an incredibly good one for Novak Djokovic. In three of the four major events that year he succeeded in making it past the quarterfinals stage. The Australian Open was the only event in which he went out before the round of the last eight. Djokovic actually went out in round four of the Australian Open but who was the player who eliminated him? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In the 2007 French Open, Novak Djokovic faced a formidable opponent from the Spanish islands. Which of the following players was born in Majorca and beat Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the 2007 French Open? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The tennis player Novak Djokovic gained the nickname "The Djoker" due to his humorous and light-hearted nature, and he was known for imitating other professional tennis players. Which of the following female players, known for her excessive on-court shrieking, did Novak rather amusingly imitate? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the 2007 Canada Masters (also known as the Rogers Cup), Novak Djokovic managed to obtain a neat record by beating three of the world's best players. In one tournament he managed to beat the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked players in the world! This was last done in 1994 by which of the following players, winner of Wimbledon in 1985, 1986 and 1989? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The year 2007 was a magnificent year for Novak Djokovic as it was in this year that he got to the final of a Grand Slam event for the first time! What was the name of this Grand Slam event that Djokovic managed to emerge from a finalist? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Novak Djokovic attended the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he competed in the men's singles competition. What colour medal did Novak Djokovic receive after his impressive performances in China? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The year 2008 saw Novak Djokovic go one step further than runner-up in a Grand Slam tournament when he finally got to lift up the winner's trophy. In which of the following countries did Djokovic experience this life-changing moment? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 2008 Novak Djokovic managed to win a Grand Slam event, a feat that is the dream of every professional tennis player. However, did Novak Djokovic manage to win a Grand Slam tournament in 2009?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Novak Djokovic burst into the public domain in 2005, two years after turning professional in 2003. Djokovic, nicknamed "Nole" and "The Djoker", managed to reach the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open that year. What country did Djokovic represent?

Answer: Serbia

Even at a very early age (Djokovic was 16 when he turned pro) Novak would prove to be one of Serbia's greatest ever male tennis players. Djokovic really came to public attention when he made it to the quarterfinal stage of the French Open in 2006, and entered the record books for a feat completed in 2008.

In 2008, Djokovic became the then youngest person in the open era (era has existed since 1968) to make it to the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam events.
2. Like Roger Federer and Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic was an all-court player that utilised all styles of tennis in his game. Despite being an all rounder stylistically, Djokovic did have a preferred style. Which of the following was his preference?

Answer: Baseline play

It is indeed very rare to come across any modern professional tennis player that has their play dominated by anything other than a strong baseline attack. Over the decades, which includes the significant change in racket styles, the sport has become considerably faster and the emphasis seems to have switched from net play and serve and volley to both players attacking from the baseline.

The successful Novak Djokovic was no exception.
3. The year 2007 was an incredibly good one for Novak Djokovic. In three of the four major events that year he succeeded in making it past the quarterfinals stage. The Australian Open was the only event in which he went out before the round of the last eight. Djokovic actually went out in round four of the Australian Open but who was the player who eliminated him?

Answer: Roger Federer

Just goes to show how good Roger Federer is that no matter how great a season a player is having and how great their form is, he is that little bit better! Federer actually cruised through his fourth round match with Novak Djokovic at the 2007 Australian Open. Roger Federer beat Djokovic in straight sets (3-0) and the scores of the sets were 6-2, 7-5, and 6-3.

These set scores seem to indicate that Federer had control of the match right from the first serve.
4. In the 2007 French Open, Novak Djokovic faced a formidable opponent from the Spanish islands. Which of the following players was born in Majorca and beat Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the 2007 French Open?

Answer: Rafael Nadal

The Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic proved to be of little contest to Rafael Nadal, a man who feels right at home on the clay court. Nadal beat Djokovic in straight sets before going on to win the entire tournament by defeating Roger Federer in the final.

Rafael Nadal first asserted his dominance on the clay court when he won the French Open in 2005. He also won this tournament in 2006, 2007 and 2008 which is a pretty impressive streak of consecutive wins. By 2009, Nadal had won three of the four Grand Slam events with just the US Open eluding him.
5. The tennis player Novak Djokovic gained the nickname "The Djoker" due to his humorous and light-hearted nature, and he was known for imitating other professional tennis players. Which of the following female players, known for her excessive on-court shrieking, did Novak rather amusingly imitate?

Answer: Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was certainly one of those tennis players that left you in no doubt that they were on the court! Her screams were sometimes received humorously and other times sparked controversy. Novak Djokovic was also known for his worryingly and amusingly accurate imitation of clay court specialist Rafael Nadal's in-game antics. Novak picked up on the fact that Nadal was very obsessive about how many times he bounced the ball before serve and other such rituals.
6. In the 2007 Canada Masters (also known as the Rogers Cup), Novak Djokovic managed to obtain a neat record by beating three of the world's best players. In one tournament he managed to beat the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked players in the world! This was last done in 1994 by which of the following players, winner of Wimbledon in 1985, 1986 and 1989?

Answer: Boris Becker

Novak Djokovic would turn out to be the first person to successfully attempt to navigate this gauntlet of dominant tennis players in thirteen years. There is also an element of luck in achieving what Becker and Djokovic did as the tournament draw would have to fall perfectly such that you have a chance of playing the top three rated players in the world.

The three players that Djokovic beat on his way to winning the 2007 Rogers Cup were Andy Roddick (rank 3), Rafael Nadal (Rank 2) and Roger Federer (rank 1).
7. The year 2007 was a magnificent year for Novak Djokovic as it was in this year that he got to the final of a Grand Slam event for the first time! What was the name of this Grand Slam event that Djokovic managed to emerge from a finalist?

Answer: US Open

Novak Djokovic made it through the knockout stages of the 2007 US Open in convincing style. He played a Spaniard in the quarterfinals, Carlos Moya, and disposed of him in straight sets and progressed to play another Spaniard, David Ferrer, in the semi-finals. Djokovic again managed to win the match without dropping a set and was seen to be in good form with Roger Federer lurking as the only man left to beat to lift the trophy.

The Serbian could not manage to beat the Swiss tennis legend and the 2007 US Open was won by Roger Federer.
8. Novak Djokovic attended the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he competed in the men's singles competition. What colour medal did Novak Djokovic receive after his impressive performances in China?

Answer: Bronze

Novak Djokovic represented his home country of Serbia in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games in singles tennis. He lost to Spain's Rafael Nadal in the semi-final stage and thus played in the bronze medal match against America's James Blake. Djokovic comfortably claimed the bronze medal in two sets, 6-3 and 7-6.

As for the gold and silver medals, well, they were claimed by Rafael Nadal and Chile's Fernando Gonzalez respectively after a three set final.
9. The year 2008 saw Novak Djokovic go one step further than runner-up in a Grand Slam tournament when he finally got to lift up the winner's trophy. In which of the following countries did Djokovic experience this life-changing moment?

Answer: Australia

Novak Djokovic seemingly got his revenge on Roger Federer for eliminating the Serbian in the final of the 2007 US Open, and he did this by knocking Federer out in the semi-finals of the 2008 Australian Open. Djokovic's opponent in the final was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga but the latter, despite a good fight, couldn't stop the Serbian from getting his hands on the trophy. Djokovic won the match by three sets to one and finally gained the glory he so desired.
10. In 2008 Novak Djokovic managed to win a Grand Slam event, a feat that is the dream of every professional tennis player. However, did Novak Djokovic manage to win a Grand Slam tournament in 2009?

Answer: No

It must have been disappointing for Novak Djokovic to go from the dizzy heights of Grand Slam success in 2008 to not even making a Grand Slam final in any of the four major events of 2009. The closest the Serbian could get to replicating his success at the 2008 Australian Open was at the 2009 US Open where he got as far as the semi-final.
Source: Author jonnowales

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