Novak Djokovic is one of the most successful professional tennis players today. Novak is born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia and currently lives and trains in Monte Carlo, Monaco. This talented tennis player is 31 years old today and holds a title of bein No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals – shortly ATP.
Early life and career
Novak Djokovic is born on 22 May 1987, in Belgrade Serbia (at that time Yugoslavia) from Serbo – Croatian parents. He has two younger brothers who are also tennis players.
Novak discovered sports very early when he was a child, and soon he found that his true passion is tennis. He began to play tennis by the age of four, and he never stopped since then. During his adolescent years, he moved abroad in order to pursue his professional career. Therefore, he moved to Germany, where he had the training, and by the age of fourteen, he already started winning European championships.
Soon after that Novak started winning more serious matches and the breakthrough happened when he was qualified for the 2005 Australian Open, and first big victory occurred at the Dutch Open when he won his first ATP title. After that, luck was on his side, and he keeps winning. He won Davis Cup in 2006, and he even spent some time in the UK where he trained and played for them. During that time, Novak was only nineteen years old back then.
Moreover, Djokovic continued to win tournaments. However, his primary win was at the Australian Open in 2007 when he won against Federer, and he became the youngest tennis player who reached the semi-finals in all four Grand Slam events. Also, he was the only one who had won Grand Slam besides Federer and Nadal at that time.
After the significant success, Novak never stopped winning, and he became unstoppable. He won several major titles including well – known ones such as the US Open, etc.
Djokovic had a year of his life in 2011 when he won ten tournaments including Australian and US Open, and Wimbledon. After these victories, he became the only tennis player in the world who won $12 million in a single session at ATP World Tour. In the same year, he reached the No. 1 and received Golden Bagel Award for winning 13 sets in one season.
Personal life, activism, and business
Apart from being a number one tennis player in the world, Novak has several charity organizations under his name, and he runs a business, together with his family. In 2005 Novak launched a restaurant called Novak Cafe & Restaurant. Novak also has several courts and restaurants in Belgrade, Kragujevac and other cities in Serbia.
In 2007, Novak founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation to help children who are coming from poor and marginalized communities in Serbia. In 2005 Novak was already a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Novak is known for his philanthropy and humanitarian actions, and his affection towards the country of origin, Serbia, and he often participates in various projects regarding prosperity for his country.
Regarding his personal life, Novak was dating his high school sweetheart since 2005, and the couple got married in 2014 at an exclusive ceremony in the island of Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.
The couple has two kids, son Stefan, and daughter Tara.
His wife Jelena is famous for promoting a healthy lifestyle and pro-vegan diet, and her Instagram account has a lot of followers. She is also present in charity events, and she didn’t miss any Novak’s match since the beginning of his career.
Novak Djokovic’s Net Worth 2019 and Wealth
Novak Djokovic is exceptionally talented and extraordinary personality, which makes us think how much Novak is making per match and other exciting details.
According to Forbes, Novak earned around $23 million in 2018 with all matches combined. Also, Novak earned over $4.5 million only in one year from Grand Slam tournaments. Overall, Novak won $129 million alone in prize winnings from his matches, according to the ATP Tour.
Novak has several properties on his name in Serbia, Monaco, and the USA. In Miami, he enjoys in his 3 – bedroom luxury apartment in Miami’s Eighty-Seven Park, which has a suntanning deck and two gardens. In Serbia, Djokovic has a family house where they usually spend free time while visiting. He has two apartments in New York.
Novak’s net worth for this year is estimated to be an incredible $200 million. It is impressive and enormous wealth; however, he deserves it.