Novak Djokovic: The biggest questions about the Wimbledon champion

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Are you up for an intriguing set of questions?

Here are 10 key moments that formed the key to Novak Djokovic’s rise to the summit of the tennis world.

Is this a player with the talent to be worth the return on his enormous investment? Is this the moment we have been waiting for? Or is this simply the beginning of the end? We are asking all these questions in a special live panel discussion at the BBC London Studios.

Whether you are a tennis fan or just interested in analysing the game more closely, we are asking you to get involved.

Just to recap, the 30-year-old world number three was born to a family of Serb farmers in Djurgarden, near Belgrade, and had a life in which success on the court wasn’t at the forefront of the family’s thoughts.

NOVAK’S ROAD TO HEAVEN

March 1992: Roger Federer wins his first tournament at 14

Roger Federer wins his first tournament at 14 September 1998: Djokovic’s coach Marian Vajda says the teenager has the potential to be the best ever

Djokovic’s coach Marian Vajda says the teenager has the potential to be the best ever October 2000: Djokovic wins his first ATP tour event, the Lyon Open, beating 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras

Djokovic wins his first ATP tour event, the Lyon Open, beating 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras June 2008: Seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe is one of Djokovic’s first coaches

Seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe is one of Djokovic’s first coaches November 2008: After winning his first US Open title, the Croation wins his second Australian Open

After winning his first US Open title, the Croated wins his second Australian Open February 2011: His mentor Marian Vajda says he has the “level of talent to beat anyone”

His mentor Marian Vajda says he has the “level of talent to beat anyone” April 2011: In his first Grand Slam final at Indian Wells, Djokovic defeats Federer

In his first Grand Slam final at Indian Wells, Djokovic defeats Federer April 2012: Djokovic wins his second French Open title

Djokovic wins his second French Open title September 2012: He beats Rafael Nadal in five sets in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals

He beats Rafael Nadal in five sets in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals June 2013: His beloved and winning Novak Djokovic: Score board, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal

He wins his beloved and winning Novak Djokovic: Score board, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal June 2014: For the first time in his career, Djokovic breaks the top ranking

For the first time in his career, Djokovic breaks the top ranking July 2014: Is he the best? Federer, Nadal and others are saying so

Is he the best? Federer, Nadal and others are saying so November 2014: Djokovic wins the ATP World Tour Finals and takes the world number one ranking

Djokovic wins the ATP World Tour Finals and takes the world number one ranking September 2015: Biggest tournament in the world, the US Open

Biggest tournament in the world, the US Open January 2018: He beats Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Rafael Nadal in the final to complete the career grand slam. He is the first man to win four majors within a year since Rod Laver

He beats Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Rafael Nadal in the final to complete the career grand slam. He is the first man to win four majors within a year since Rod Laver February 2018: His coach Boris Becker says in light of ‘a busy life’ – Djokovic is back?

His coach Boris Becker says in light of ‘a busy life’ – Djokovic is back? March 2018: Possible questions relating to what it takes to win. Federer and Nadal are dead certs but do they have much left to win?

Possible questions relating to what it takes to win. Federer and Nadal are dead certs but do they have much left to win? May 2018: Could this be Djokovic’s moment?

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