Novak is a top seed and has a first-round BYE. He will open his 2019 clay-court campaign at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters against world no.40 Philipp Kohlschreiber (H2H 8-2)
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 took part in a symbolic march in Monte Carlo, marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and supporting Universal Children’s Day.
Novak took part in exhibition events on Saturday and Sunday, marking the retirement of Argentina's former world no.3 David Nalbandian.