Novak Djokovic is a well-known professional tennis player from Serbia who is regarded as one of the best tennis players ever. He is the winner of twelve Grand Slam titles including six Australian Open titles. Djokovic is also the winner of 30 Masters 1000 titles. In 2008, he represented his country Serbia in the Olympic Games and clinched the Bronze medal. Keep reading to know more about Novak Djokovic’s net worth in 2018.
Novak Djokovic Early Life
Novak Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia (previously Yugoslavia) to his parents Dijana and Srđan. His two brothers are also tennis players.
He started playing tennis when he was four years old and was a member of the national team of Yugoslav. He has won several titles in juniors and had singles win/loss record of 40-11. In 2004, he reached World No. 24 in the junior rankings.
When in high school, Novak Djokovic met Jelena Ristić. They started dating each other in 2005. The couple got married in July 2014. They have two children named Stefan and Tara born in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
He is known for his humorous impersonations and is a fan of Red Star Belgrade, Serbian football team. He is also an avid fan of the football teams S. L. Benfica and A.C. Milan.
Novak Djokovic Career
Novak Djokovic started his career as a junior player. In 2003, he turned professional. In 2005, he qualified for his first Grand Slam at the Australian Open. In the same year, he reached in the third round of Wimbledon as well as the US Open.
He made his French Open debut in 2006 and won his first ATP title in the 2006 Dutch Open. Later he reached in the quarterfinal of the Madrid Masters. At the Rogers Cup in 2007, he defeated Andy Roddick (World No. 3), Rafael Nadal (World No. 2) and Roger Federer (World No. 1) to clinch the title.
At the 2008 Australian Open, he won his first Grand Slam title by defeating Jo Wilfred Tsonga in the final. By 2009, Djokovic became a tennis sensation. In 2011, he won three Grand Slams including Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open and also became the World No. 1.
He won his second Wimbledon title in 2014. In 2016, he defeated Andy Murray to win his first French Open and became the reigning champion of all the grand slams.
Awards & Achievements
In 2007, Novak Djokovic was awarded the Golden Badge Award from Serbia. The Olympic Committee of Serbia conferred him with the “Serbian Sportsman of the Year”. He is the winner of the Golden Bagel Award in 2011. He has also been named in the Order of Serbian National Defense. In 2011, Djokovic was named as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year and was a three-time winner of the Laureus World Sports Award.
Net Worth of Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has an estimated net worth of more than $185 million. He is the second in all-time tennis earnings with on-court prize money of over $109 million. Part of his wealth also comes by endorsing various brands like FitLine, Telekom Srbija, Sergio Tacchini. In 2011, he became the brand ambassador of Audemars Piguet. His total earning in 2014 was $31 million. He is also the owner of Novak Café & Restaurant and has ventured into many other businesses.
Novak Djokovic is considered one of the most popular professional tennis players in the world. He has a winning percentage of 82.8% as of July 2017. He has endorsed many brands including Adidas and is currently the brand ambassador of Lacoste. He is currently recovering from his elbow injury and missed half of the 2017 season.