Novak Djokovic (SRB) Player Profile

by Michael on September 13, 2008 · 5 comments

in Player Profiles

Novak DjokovicName: Novac Djokovic
Country: Serbia
Birthdate: 22th of May 1987
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Plays: Right-handed with a double handed backhand
Height: 190 cm or 6ft 3in

Scouting: Novak is a very strong player from the baseline with equally good ground strokes on both sides. His forehand side is a bit stronger than his double handed backhand, but he tends to go for his shots a lot more on the forehand side, producing more winners but also more unforced errors.

As well as having a strong forehand he also has a strong first serve (as most of the top professionals do). Novak’s second serve is mainly just a stock standard kick serve but also likes to switch it up from time to time.

In terms of weaknesses a player really needs to step up on the day to be Novak. Making a lot of unforced errors isnt really going to give you not much of a chance playing Novak. Stepping in to his second serve and trying to push him onto the back foot early in the rallies is essential, while also mixing up your depth of shots from the baseline. From what I have seen of Djokovic over the years is that he has good hands at the net, but takes him a long time to get settled and into the right position to make a good volley.

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