Novak Djokovic is one of the popular and professional tennis players who hails from Belgrade, Serbia. Novak Djokovic is the winner of his 1st of multiple Grand Slam championships in the year 2008 and went on to be the world’s No. one ranking in the year 2011.
Table of Biography
Novak Djokovic’s birthdate is 22nd May 1987 and his birthplace is Belgrade, Serbia. The age of Novak Djokovic as of 2021 is thirty-four years old and his sun sign is Gemini. Similarly, Novak Djokovic holds a Siberian nationality and is following Christianity. The name of Novak’s parents is Srđan Djokovic who is Serbian, and his mother, Dijana Djokovic is Croatian. Novak’s dad is a former professional flier who was excelled in soccer. He also has two siblings whose names are Marko and Djordje and it was them who inspired him to play tennis and become a professional player.
At the age of four years, Novak got to introduce tennis. In the summer of 1993, Novak was found by Serbian tennis participant and trainer Jelena Genčić in his guardian’s fast-food dual at Mount Kopaonik. She was stunned by his amazing talents and became the trainer of the young boy until 1999. Then, Genčić made preparations for him to learn from the ex-Croatian tennis competitor, Nikola Pilić. In September 1999, the twelve years old boy went to the Pilić tennis academy which is in Oberschleißheim, Germany, and there Novak consumed 4 years.
When he was fourteen years old, he made his first appearance internationally in 2001. He got the both singles and doubles titles of the European championship and even was a competitor of the winning side. Novak ten joined the ‘Junior Davis Cup’ side from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 2001 which went to the finals. But he lost in his singles game and was not capable to get victory in any ‘Grand Slam’ titles. Novak’s combined world ranking in juniors was twenty-four in February 2004.
Career and Professional Life
Novak Djokovic turned to be a professional in 2003 after taking part in ‘ATP Challenger Series’ and ‘Futures’ tournaments for the first time. In fact, Novak also was the winner of 3 of every type in the first 3 years of his profession. In the year 2005, Novak was capable for the ‘Australian Open’ which is his 1st ‘Grand Slam’ tournament but was removed in the 1st round by Marat Safin. Djokovic expressed into the world of business in the year 2005 once his family originated the ‘Family Sport’. The company purchased the “Dutch Open” in 2009 which is one of the ATP tournaments.
It was then moved to Serbia and named “Serbia Open”. Marián Vajda was Novak’s trainer since 2006 and from December 2013, Boris Becker was his head trainer. Novak then got his first 2 ATP titles by getting victories in ‘Dutch Open’ and ‘Moselle Open’ both in 2006. Also, in the same year, Novak went into the top twenty rankings list of ATP. In 2007, he also was the winner of the ‘Master Series’, being a winner at the occasion that took place in Key Biscayne and leading into the top ten list of the world.
Novak’s main success arose in the same year’s “Roger Cup” where he defeated the world’s top 3 ranked competitors Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. Then, Novak got the name of the best athlete of Serbia from the ‘Olympic Committee of Serbia’ and even got the ‘Golden Badge’. In 2008, Novak’s ‘Grand slam’ singles title was out at the ‘Australian Open’. There Novak got a victory from the champion Roger Federer and the unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In the same year, Novak got his 1st ‘Tennis Masters Cup’ title.
In 2010, Novak went on to join the Serbian squad which got the ‘Davis Cup’ after beating France. Then, in 2011, Djokovic won 3 of the 4 ‘Grand Slam’ titles which were the US Open, Wimbledon, and also the Australian Open. In total, Novak got a victory from 10 tournaments which saw him captivating forty-three matches straight. Novak’s victory also adds 5 ‘ATP World Tour Masters 1000’ titles. On 4th July 2011, Novak Djokovic went up to the pinnacle of victory when he protected the World No. one rank.
In the “ATP World Tour”, Novak formed a fresh record after captivating extreme single-season money prize worth $12 million.’ Then, in 2012 and 2013, Novak got the ‘Australian Open’ by defeating Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray but in 2014, he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka. In 2015, Novak regained the title after beating Wawrinka and Murray. Again in January 2016, Novak secured the title after defeating Murray. In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Djokovic was the winner of 4 other ‘ATP World Tour’ finals. He then settled his 2nd ‘Wimbledon’ singles title in 2014 by beating Roger Federer.
In 2015, Novak again achieved his title by beating Federer and became the winner of his 2nd ‘US Open’ singles title. That year, he won 3 ‘Grand Slam’ titles and the ‘Miami Open’ thrice on 3rd April 2016. He then defeated Dominic Thiem in January 2018 at the ‘Kooyong Classic’ exhibition tournament. In October 2019, he defeated John Millman and won the ‘Japan Open’. Likewise, Novak defeated Nadal and won the 2019 ‘Australian Open’ and also won at the 2019 ‘Wimbledon Championships’ by beating Roger Federer. He also defeated Roger Federer at the 2020 ‘Australian Open’ and again defeated Dominic Thiem to get his 8th Australian Open title.
Novak has also been present in numerous TV programs such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “El Hormiguero”, and “Live with Regis and Kelly”. Similarly, Novak was also present in the music video of “Hello”. Novak established the ‘Novak Djokovic Foundation’ in November 2007 to help the needy kids of Serbia with the right education and other facilities for a productive life. Djokovic even provided $20,000 as a donation for the initial childhood education program in 2016 assumed by ‘Melbourne City Mission’ to relieve needy kids.
Novak Djokovic has been making a great amount of fortune throughout his whole professional career. The recent estimated net worth of Novak Djokovic is around $220 million. The Serbian tennis player’s primary source of income is from the competitions Novak has taken part and won in. Novak must have also been earning some money through several sponsors and endorsements. In fact, Novak Djokovic is the first male tennis competitor who has got victories in every 9 Masters 1000 Tournaments.
In the year 2005, Novak Djokovic began to be in a romantic relationship with Jelena Ristić. The couple’s engagement then eventually took place in September 2013. Then, on 10th July 2014, the Serbian couple’s wedding happened in “Sveti Stefan” which is a minor islet and hotel resort which is in Montenegro. On 12th July their church marriage took place in the ‘Church of Saint Stephen’. Happily, on 21st October 2014, Novak Djokovic and his wife’s son, Stefan was born. Other than this, Novak Djokovic has never been in any rumors and controversial matters too.
Regarding the body measurements of Novak Djokovic, he has a good height of 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm. The professional tennis player also has a suitable bodyweight of around 172 pounds or 78 kg. Similarly, Novak Djokovic’s chest size is 38 inches or 97 c, and his biceps size is 13 inches or 33 cm. The size of Novak’s waist is 32 inches or 81 cm who has been wearing a shoe size of 10, 5 (US). In addition to this. Novak Djokovic has a medium complexion with a pair of hazel eyes and dark brown hair.
As a public figure, Novak Djokovic has been highly active on social media platforms. Novak Djokovic has an Instagram account with over 9 million followers. As of July 2021, the Serbian tennis player has already gained 10 million followers on his Facebook account. Likewise, Novak Djokovic has a Twitter account with 8.8 million followers. In fact, all the social media accounts of Novak Djokovic are already verified and have even got blue ticks on there. Novak himself is the reason for his popularity.