Who is Novak Djokovic?
One of the important keys to success is self-confidence and an important key to self-confidence is preparation, this line has very well proved by Novak Djokovic who is a Serbian professional tennis player. This handsome man is currently ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Besides this, he gathered huge popularity as the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the ATP Tour, which he has done twice. Moreover, Novak has also won a joint record 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including a record nine Australian Open titles.
Recently, Novak Djokovic praised fans “all around the globe” for his support after being denied entrance to Australia because of his Covid-19 vaccination status.
Personal Life/Early Life
This eminent player, Novak was born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia and holds Serbian nationality. He is the loving son of Srdjan (father) and Dijana (mother). They owned the company Family Sports which had a tennis academy and three restaurants. Moreover, Djokovic grew up along with his brother named Marko (born in 1991) and Djordje (born in 1995), both followed his path by pursuing professional tennis careers. Other than this, there is no information about his educational background.
Novak Djokovic Relationship Status
As of his relationship status, Novak is a married man who got married to Jelena Ristić. The duo started to date each other in the year 2005 and got engaged in 2013. Finally, they tied the sacred knot of marriage on July 10, 2014. Later, the couple blessed with their first child, a son named Stefan, on October 21, 2014. After that, in the year 2017, their daughter, Tara was born. As of now, Novak is living a happy and blissful life with his family.
This eminent personality, Novak was born on 22nd May 1987 and has turned 34 years old as of 2021. He is blessed with an attractive personality which is enhanced by his dark brown hair and hazel eyes. His height is 6 feet and 2 inches which is 188 in centimeters. He follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself healthy with the weight of 80 kg. His body measurements are 38 inches chest, 13 inches biceps and 32 inches hips approximately.
|Nick Name||Novak Djokovic|
|Birthdate||22nd May 1987|
|Age||34 years old (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Debut Appearance||In 2003|
|Famous For||Serbian tennis player and his 20 Grand Slam titles.|
|Net Worth||$175 million|
|Height(Approx)||In feet: 6’2”
In centimetre: 188cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilogram: 80kg
In pounds: 176lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Family Background, Education
|Siblings||Sister: not Known
Brother: Marko, Djordje Djokovic
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage
|Children||2; Stefan and Tara Djokovic|
Favorite Things & Assets
|Favorite Singer||Toma Zdravkovic|
|Favorite Sport Player||Pete Sampras|
|Favorite Film||Slumdog Millionaire|
|Car Collection||Aston Martin, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Bentley and BMW|
Social Media Accounts
Novak Djokovic Career Highlights
Talking about his career, Novak reached the final of the 2001 Junior Davis Cup for players under 14 as a member of the Yugoslav national team. However, he lost his match in singles. In the same year, he reached the semi-finals at the junior Grand Slam tournaments his best showing was at the Australian Open. In the year 2003, he also played at the French Open and US Open junior events.
Furthermore, in the year 2003, he turned professional by entering the ATP World Tour. Besides this, he won his first ATP title at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort without losing a set, defeating Nicolás Massú in the final just three weeks after Wimbledon. This eminent tennis player started 2007 by defeating Australian Chris Guccione in the final of the tournament in Adelaide, before losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open. After that, Novak began the year, 2008 by playing the Hopman Cup. Later, he started the year 2009 at the Brisbane International, where he was upset by Ernests Gulbis in the first round.
Apart from that, Djokovic entered his 2010 year by playing in the AAMI Classic. In addition to this, in the year 2011, he has won ten tournaments including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Thereafter, Novak began his season of 2012 by winning the Australian Open. In fact, in the same season, he was named the 2012 ITF World Champion in men’s singles by the International Tennis Federation.
Other than this, he started 2013 season by defeating Murray in the final of the 2013 Australian Open to win a record third consecutive Australian Open trophy and the sixth major of his career. Later, this handsome player began the 2014 year with a warmup tournament win, the 2013 Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Furthermore, he commenced the 2015 season at the Qatar Open in Doha, where he won his first two rounds for the loss of just 6 games. However, he lost in the quarterfinals against Ivo Karlovic in three tight sets.
Later, in the final of the 2016 French Open, Novak defeated Andy Murray making him the reigning champion of all four major tournaments, a historic feat the media dubbed the “Nole Slam”. After that, he won the 2016 Miami Open for the third consecutive year on 3rd April 2016. Besides that, Djokovic announced on 26th July 2017 that he would miss the 2017 US Open and the rest of the 2017 season to fully recover from his elbow injury.
Furthermore, the Serbian won in the second round against Gael Monfils at the 2018 Australian Open and later he underwent surgery on his elbow. Moreover, in the Wimbledon 2019 final, he defeated Roger Federer to win his 5th Wimbledon title. Other than this, Djokovic helped Serbia win the title by scoring six victories, including wins over Medvedev in the semifinal and Nadal in the final at the inaugural 2020 ATP Cup. Later, he started his 2021 season by playing for Serbia as the defending champions in the ATP Cup, but the nation was eliminated in the group stage despite Djokovic winning both his singles matches.
Recently, this star was set to begin his 2022 season by participating at the 2022 Australian Open where he is a three-time defending champion.
Novak Djokovic Awards and Honours
- Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award (5): 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2021
- Tennis Player of the Decade: 2010s
- Davis Cup Commitment Award
- ATP Comeback Player of the Year: 2018
- ATP Most Improved Player of the Year in 2006, and 2007.
- ITF World Champion (7): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2021
- ATP Most Improved Player of the Year (2): 2006, 2007
- ATP Player of the Year for the 7 times in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021.
- Olympic Committee of Serbia Sportsman of The Year (9): 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013–2015, 2018–2020
- Sport Golden Badge (4): 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015
- Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year in 2012,2015, 2016, 2019
- BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2011
- GQ ACE of the Year: 2011
- L’Équipe World Champion of Champions: 2021
- AIPS Athletes of the Year: 2011
- Eurosport International Athlete of the Year in 2011, 2015, 2021
- US Sports Academy Male Athlete of the Year (2): 2011,2014
- EFE Champion of Champions Award: 2015
- Marca Legend (2016)
Guinness World Records
Djokovic holds 23 Guinness World Records as of January 2022.
- Most Australian Open singles titles won (open era)
- Most Australian Open singles tennis titles won (male)
- First player to achieve a “Career Golden Masters”
- First tennis player to win three successive Australian Open titles
- Most ATP Masters 1000 singles titles won in a career
- Most weeks ranked number one in singles tennis (male)
- Most ATP Masters 1000 singles finals in a season
- Most ATP Masters 1000 singles titles won in a season
- Most consecutive men’s Grand Slam Singles tennis titles (open era)
- Most consecutive Masters 1000 matches won
- Fewest matches completed to reach a Grand Slam semi-final
- Most consecutive Grand Slam singles matches won (male, open era)
- First player to win a Wimbledon men’s singles final after saving match points (open era)
- First male tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title in three different decades (open era)
- Most ATP Tour singles matches between two players (open era)
- First Grand Slam men’s singles final to feature a final-set tie-break
- Most consecutive Grand Slam singles final losses by a man [Nadal to Djokovic]
- Most tennis Grand Slam meetings (singles)
- Longest Wimbledon singles final
- Longest Grand Slam tennis final
- Highest earnings in a tennis career (male)
- Highest earnings in a tennis season
- Highest earnings in a tennis season (male)
Novak Djokovic Wealth and Net Worth
Moving towards his net worth, Novak has accumulated a very decent amount of money through his professional career as a tennis player. His net worth can be estimated as $175 million approximately. In fact, he stands in the top 100 world’s highest-paid athletes. Moreover, Novak’s net worth has seen a hike of 42% over the past years. The major source of his income includes endorsement, which is around $26 Million and $5.5 Million from his salary/winnings. Besides this, Novak also runs various charity organizations, one of which is Novak Djokovic Charity Work.
Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Novak Djokovic
- He resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco and bought this Luxury Home in the year 2014.
- Novak became 40th best junior tennis player in the world in the year 2002 after five ITF tournaments he played.
- He is also a master in different languages and can fluently speak multiple languages such as Serbian, Italian, German and English.
- Djokovic beat Nadal in the semifinal in four sets at the 2021 French Open.
- This man also has participated in charity matches with the aim of raising funds for the reconstruction of the Avala Tower, as well as to aid victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2010–11 Queensland floods.
- He has established a tradition of hosting and socializing with hundreds of Kosovo Serb children during Davis Cup matches organized in Serbia in the year 2007.
- He was also selected as the 2012 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year, for his contributions through the foundation, his role as a UNICEF national ambassador and other charitable projects.
- He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in August 2015.
- He endorses Serbian telecommunications company Telekom Srbija and German nutritional supplement brand FitLine.
- Djokovic resigned from the Players Council of the Association of Tennis Professionals and formed the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) with Vasek Pospisil in August 2020.
- He is also a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
- Novak is a participant of the “Champions for Peace” association, a group of well-known professional athletes dedicated to using sport to promote world peace.
- Djokovic was given a mini-racket and a soft foam ball, by his parents as a young child.
- He has also become so popular on Instagram having about 9.7 million followers.