Novak Djokovic
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Every tennis fan on the planet considered Novak Djokovic is the number one player of all time. Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player who won a million people’s hearts with his supernatural playing style. He is the name of a resistless tennis player that no one can defeat. He was born with this talent.

When Djokovic was only six years old, Jelena Gencic saw him playing tennis. Gencic knew at that time that this boy will once-dominant the tennis world. And the prophecy becomes true. Djokovic is one of the three players that are now the biggest star of tennis for more than a decade.

His amazing performance on the court made him the world’s most popular player and skillful player. He is currently the number one ranked tennis player by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has been holding this record for now 327 weeks. No one was or is able to make him move from his current position. Djokovic is also the only player to earn a Double Career Grand Slam in Open Era. Not only is this, but he is also the only player who completed the career Golden Master and he did it twice.

Undoubtedly, Djokovic is the best living tennis player on earth. He had done some amazing job that no one could ever imagine. From his fan followers and from social media we could tell that everyone is interested to know more about Djokovic’s life and career.

Here we prepare an article for those who like to know about their favourite tennis player, Novak Djokovic. We will talk about his early life, his coming to tennis, his career, his personal life, his salary, income, and net worth, and some other facts that you might enjoy.

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Okay, let’s see our hero Djokovic’s life.

Novak Djokovic’s Early Life:

Djokovic was born in Belgrade, the Socialist Republic of Serbia, on 22 May 1987. He was born to Srđan and Dijana Đoković. Djokovic’s parents were businessmen. They used to run a fast food corner and sell sports equipment. Djokovic spends his childhood and grows up with his two younger brothers. Both of his brothers Marko and Djordje Djokovic were professional tennis players. Though Djokovic’s parents’ none of them ever played tennis back in their time.

Djokovic started his tennis career at a very little age. He first holds a racket and started to play with it when he was four years old. His fathers gave him that as a gift. His father gave him a racket and soft foam ball. Later, it becomes Djokovic most favourite toy.

Djokovic and his family started to take tennis seriously when he was six years old. It was in the summer of 1993, Djokovic still not attend school. That time he was sent to a tennis camp organized by Teniskiklub Partizan. There when he was playing, he was overseen by a Yugoslav tennis player named Jelena Genčić. Genčić recognizes the talent of Djokovic instantly. Genčić said that “This is the greatest talent I have seen since Monica Seles.” Later Genčić, take this under his observation and coached Djokovic for six years.

After receiving training from Genčić for six years, Djokovic was sent to Germany for better teaching. Djokovic spends four years in Germany in Pilić tennis academy in Oberschleißheim.

Djokovic began his international career at the age of 14. He won European championships in singles, doubles, and team competitions. It was the begging winning journey of Djokovic. After that Djokovic becomes a very popular player in the whole world.

Career:

Djokovic’s career started in 2001. And was slowly making his way for the bigger position. He played for the Yugoslavia team in 2001, in the Junior Davis Cup for under 14. Djokovic made way to the final in this tournament but he lost in singles. In the junior section, he made 40-11 win and loss records. At the junior world ranking, Djokovic’s position was then in number 24. In 2003, Djokovic played in the US Open and French Open under the junior events. But he didn’t win the match. In 2004, Djokovic reached the semifinals in the Australian Open. It was his best record in the junior section.

Djokovic professionally made his first appearance in the Grand Slam tournament in 2005, by qualifying in the 2005 Australian Open. In this tournament, he lost against Marat Safin in the first round. Later Djokovic played in Wimbledon and US Open. He earned the third position in both tournaments. Djokovic also participated in the Master’s event four times.  He qualified two times.

After reaching the quarter-final in the French Open and earning the fourth position in the Wimbledon, Djokovic becomes number 40 in the world ranking. It was just three weeks later of the Wimbledon event when Djokovic won his first Grand Slam title by winning Dutch Open.

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Winning History:

In 2008, Djokovic win his first Australian Open. And later in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, he made the winning trophy of his own. Djokovic wins the French Open two times, in 2016 and 2021. He won at the Wimbledon in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019. And Djokovic wins the US Open three times in the year 2011, 2015, and 2018.

On 4 July 2011, Djokovic becomes the number in world tennis rank. He is holding this position for now 327 weeks. Daniil Medvedev says that he could hold this position for 400 weeks. Already, Djokovic has earned the record of being the number one player for the longest time. His current point is 12,113.

Facts about Novak Djokovic:

There is an interesting fact about Novak Djokovic is that he can do impressions. He can do the impression of Maria Sharapova, Andre Agassi, and many others. Another thing is fans maybe already see that where ever Djokovic, he always brings his dog poodle Pierre with him. Djokovic is a huge pet lover. Movie lovers probably know that he did a cameo appearance in The Expendables 2. But unfortunately, the scene got cut in the final editing. Djokovic has a very wired habit that he eats grass every time he comes to play at Wimbledon. He said it tasted like sweat. Djokovic has another unusual habit that he always talks with himself when he plays tennis.

Person Life:

Djokovic lives with his wife and with his children. He is married to JelenaRistić. They met with each other in their high school. They started dating back then and since then this couple is together.

Djokovic is very good with language too. He can speak Serbian, Italian, German, and English fluently.

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Novak Djokovic’s Net Worth:

Djokovic has earned an enormous amount of money from his career. His current net worth is about 220 million dollars. In terms of court earning, he is considered the highest-earning tennis player of all time. He has made more than more than 145 million dollars from prize money.

He signed a deal with the Uniqlo brand for five years. It was worth 8 million euros per year. Novak Djokovic earns 24 million dollars from his salary and endorsement between 2017 to 2018. From 2018 to 2019, the number of earnings was 50 million dollars and it was 45 million dollars in 2019-2020. Besides that Djokovic owns luxurious houses and other property.

Conclusion:

Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is one of the four players that beat Roger Federer in a single year. And he is one of the two players to win against both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam.

So undoubtedly, he is one of the most talkative tennis players. It’s hard to open his all the life events in a single article. But we tried to give you all the valuable information about Djokovic. Hope you enjoy it. And to know more about Djokovic you could read his book “Serve To Win”.

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