Biography of Novak Djokovic | Age, Relationships, Net Worth
Novak Djokovic is a talented Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked as world No. 1.
According to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Djokovic finished as No.1 on a joint record on six occasions.
Biography of Novak Djokovic | Early Life
Talented tennis star Novak Djokovic was born May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, to a Serbian father Srđan, and Croatian descendant mother, Dijana Đoković. His siblings include two younger brothers, Marko and Djordje.
At a tender age, his parents got him a mini racket and a soft foam ball. According to his father, this became the most beloved toy in Djokovic’s life.
At the age of four, His parents sent him to a tennis camp in Novi Sad, and in 1983, before even attending primary school, six years old Djokovic was forwarded to another tennis camp which was organized by the Teniski Klub Partizan and overseen by Jelena Genčić, a Yugoslav tennis player.
The camp was held at Mount Kopaonik, where his parents ran a fast-food restaurant and a sports equipment business.
After the camp, Genčić claimed Djokovic was the most incredible talent she had seen since Monica Seles.
Genčić worked and trained Djokovic for over six years before finally realizing the need to send him abroad for an increased level of competition due to his swift development.
She informed Nikola Pilić of this development, and in September 1999, the 12-year-old was moved to the Pilić tennis academy in Oberschleißheim, Germany, where he spent four years of his life.
Biography of Novak Djokovic | Career
Djokovic began his international career at age 14, and he kicked off by winning European championships, singles, doubles, and including team competitions.
In addition, he reached the final of the 2001 Junior Davis Cup for under 14 players. As a Yugoslav national team member, in a junior category, he compiled a singles win/loss record of 40—11.
In 2004 Djokovic reached a world junior ranking of No. 24; he showed his best at the Australian Open, reaching the semifinals in 2004. He kept on going on tournaments where he won more than he lost.
In 2006 he was coached by Marián Vajda Slovaks tennis player, and in 2013 Boris Becker took over as his head coach. Djokovic and Becker ended their cooperation in 2016.
Djokovic reached the top 40 in the singles rankings in 2006 and got the fourth round at Wimbledon the same year. Weeks after the Wimbledon, he won his first ATP title at the Dutch opening, losing no set; he won another title and was ranked top 20.
That same year 2006, He won a Davis Cup by defeating Great Britain and then briefly considered moving to play for Great Britain.
Djokovic is the first and only player to have defeated championship-winning Rafael Nadal seven times consecutively, which he has done twice.
In addition, both Djokovic and Nasal share the record for The longest Grand Slam final match ever played at the 2012 Australian Open final, which lasted 5 hours and 53 minutes.
In the Australian Open 2019, Djokovic defeated Nadal, and in the 2021 French Open, he dominated Nadal in the semifinals, becoming the first player to have beaten Nadal twice in the French Opens.
He has also faced top players like Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, and many others he has defeated. To date, Djokovic is considered one of the greatest players of all time.
Biography of Novak Djokovic | Personal Life
Novak Djokovic is married to Jelena Ristić. The couple met in high school and began dating in 2005, and they got engaged in 2013; in 2014, they tied the knot.
The colorful event took place in Montenegro. In 2014, Djokovic, alongside his wife Jelena, welcomed their first child and a second in 2017.
What is Novak Djokovic’s Net Worth
The Serbian tennis player’s net worth is estimated to be $220 million. His emergence as one of the best tennis players in the world has given him a victorious career and reflected well in his net worth.
In 2007, Djokovic founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation. It helps children from the not-so-favorable communities by assisting them to build schools and supporting their families.
He is the only male tennis player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 Tournaments.
In 2016, Djokovic became the first-ever tennis player to hold all four major titles on different surfaces.