Our web series follows Novak Djokovic’s ten-year long quest for the French Open title, which culminated in victory at Roland-Garros in 2016. In winning the last Grand Slam to elude him, the Serb became the first man in half a century to hold the titles of all four major tournaments at once.
2016, the Djokovic coronation
EPISODE 1: FIRST STEPS
A player’s first steps at a tournament always determine much of what follows. Relive Novak Djokovic’s first steps at Roland-Garros.
EPISODE 2: THE DJOKER
The Serb is a mischievous character, both off the courts and on – such as when facing Steve Darcis in the second round in 2016.
EPISODE 3: THE PERFECTIONIST
As a contemporary of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, “Djoko” has had to work very hard to become the best. Here’s our portrait of the perfectionist.
EPISODE 4: THE FIGHTER
As seen when he held his own in a round of 16 interrupted by rainy spells in 2016, Novak Djokovic shows no fear in the face of adverse elements. Meet the warrior.
EPISODE 5: AN EXTRAORDINARY PLAYER
Up against tough opponent Tomas Berdych at the quarter-final, Novak Djokovic outmatched the Czech in three sets. Djokovic: a decidedly extraordinary champion.
EPISODE 6: BE LOVED
“I immediately felt that this year would be different. The love of the public helped me to win.” Perhaps the root of Nole’s success was the standing ovation that he received after losing in the final one year earlier.
EPISODE 7: FINALLY
If a champion’s greatness is measured by their resilience, Novak Djokovic is one of the best – and winning Roland-Garros in 2016 is his greatest achievement.