WATCH: The Break: Djokovic wins Wimbledon, 21st major title


Novak Djokovic returned to the Grand Slam winners’ circle in emphatic fashion, by lifting his fourth consecutive Wimbledon trophy—and fans will be able to get an intimate look into how he did it in his upcoming documentary.

Cameras have been capturing Djokovic’s on-court accomplishments and off-court life since the beginning of last year. And if the former world No. 1’s tumultuous year and a half is anything to go by, the documentary will surely make for some intriguing viewing.

“Various reasons delayed the documentary, but we finished shooting one month ago,” Djokovic told Serbian press at Wimbledon. “The material is now being edited, so the premiere should be after the US Open, by the end of the year in October or November.”

Djokovic has indeed been trying to make a documentary happen for a while—since at least 2016, when we first got news that an Amazon docuseries titled “Novak” was in the works. But that project was axed the next year, amid a tough 2017 season that saw Djokovic struggle with injury and part with his coaching team.

Documentary cameras followed Djokovic during his 2021 calendar Grand Slam quest, as well as during his tumultuous 2022 season.

Documentary cameras followed Djokovic during his 2021 calendar Grand Slam quest, as well as during his tumultuous 2022 season.

The idea was rebooted in January 2021, and cameras were spotted on the grounds in Melbourne as Djokovic went on to win the Australian Open title. The documentary work—it’s still unclear if it will be a film or a series—was initially scheduled for release around August, but it was pushed back once again as Djokovic made a bid for the calendar Grand Slam at the US Open in September.

“It is about my career and my life, some of my intimate and private things,” he told Serbian press last year during the US Open. “All of the people that are closest to me have given interviews speaking about me.

“I feel that it is going to be very interesting and I hope that the people will like it. Also, for those who do not know me, it will be a chance to get to know me better off the court.”


It’s no surprise that then the new January-February 2022 release date was similarly thrown out, in the wake of the Serbian’s visa scandal and subsequent deportation from Australia. His vaccination status continues to make it hard to play a full schedule during his start-stop season, with upcoming events still up in the air. Djokovic is currently not allowed to compete in countries like the United States, and may miss out on the North American hard-court swing altogether after having already missed Indian Wells and Miami.

Even if Djokovic fans may not know where their fave may play next, at least they can look forward to seeing him on screen in documentary form. And although the man himself said filming ending a month ago—presumably at the French Open—we bet that the Wimbledon trophy could make a cameo as the perfect ending to the saga.