After winning the prestigious award for achievements in 2011, 2014 and 2015, the 14-time Grand Slam champion is once again among the world’s greatest sports stars. He beat Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappé and Eliud Kipchoge for the top men’s award.
Dominic Thiem captured his second career win over Novak Djokovic on Thursday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Austrian no.5 seed beat the two-time former champion 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 in their third round encounter that lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.
Novak is no.9 seed and will open campaign against Dusan Lajovic. The Serbian star won Monte-Carlo Masters title twice, in 2013 and 2015. Last year, he suffered a quarter-final upset at the hands of David Goffin (2-6, 6-3, 5-7). This will be his 12th appearance at the Masters 1000 event (30-9 record)
After helping Serbia to reach the Davis Cup semi-final, Novak begins preparations for the European clay-court swing.
After winning Doha, the Australian Open and the first two Masters events in 2016, Novak is full of confidence ahead of the European clay-court swing.
After winning the Australian Open and the first two Masters 1000 events in 2015, Novak is full of confidence ahead of the European clay-court swing.