35 Interesting Facts About Tennis Player Novak Djokovic

35 Interesting Facts About Tennis Player Novak Djokovic

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2021)

The life of Novak Djokovic is truly inspiring and momentous. He is one of the best tennis players in the world in different rankings, records, series, and tournaments. Apart from tennis, this living legend loves to play skiing and football. He is so dedicated to his passion and career that, no barriers like rain, snow, or holidays can keep him away.

We will be able to learn many inspiring facts from the life, career, work, speech, and personality of Novak Djokovic:

1. Ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles

According to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Novak Djokovic is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis. This is all because of his remarkable and consistent performances.

2. Achievements

It is notable that Djokovic has clinched 17 Grand Slam singles titles, which is considered as the third-most in the entire male players’ tennis history. Moreover, he has won five ATP Finals titles, a record 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles, as well as has achieved the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 287 weeks, which is the second of all-time record.

3. First tennis racket of Novak Djokovic

Passion comes from childhood. When Novak Djokovic was just four years old, he first held the tennis racks. This racket was brought by his father. He has his family support to carry with tennis. Especially, his father was positive with tennis.

4. Records

Djokovic has captured many records in his life. Among the records, he has 8 Australian Open with his name. He also has 5 Wimbledon titles, 3 US Open titles, as well as 1 French Open title. Moreover, he is the only male player who has been victorious in all 9 of the modern Masters 1000 tournaments.

He has clinched each twice. He has won the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year for 4 times. From all these achievements and records, it’s clearly visible how dedicated he is with his passion and career.

5. Monica is coached at Seles

In 1993, Novak Djokovic got Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Gencic, the famous tennis and handball player as well as coach from Serbia.

She praised 6-year-old Djokovic as one of the biggest talents she has seen since Monica Seles. She spent the next 6 years training him.

When he was 3 years old, he went to Pilik Academy in Munich, Germany, to pursue a high level of competition, and when he was 8 he began his international career.

6. First Serbian

Djokovic is treated as the first-ever Serbian player who has titled No. 1 in the ranking by the ATP. He is the first male player who leads Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title. His patriotism and perseverance have been paid off.

7. Novak Djokovic Foundation

He has formed the Novak Djokovic Foundation (2007) in order to help and support the distressed and disadvantaged children so that they can flourish in a better world. From his foundation, Djokovic set up 43 schools and supported more than 20,800 poor children and a thousand unstable families.

8. Philanthropy is more than tennis

His campaigns in order to grow finance for the 2014 Balkans flood victims as well as media support for victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia, are some of the examples for the love of Djokovic for the people.

He donated huge money for people in need, supported hospitals and other medical institutions when the COVID-19 pandemic spread to Serbia since March 2020 and worked with many national international charity organizations.

9. Rise to Glory

In 2001, at the age of 14, Novak Djokovic finished as the Triple European Champion in singles, duals, and team competitions. He won a silver medal at the World Junior Championships for Yugoslavia.

10. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Djokovic has played a significant role in the development of children in various needs, as a UNICEF National Ambassador and some other charitable projects. He was also appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in the year 2015.

11. Brands

Many international and famous brands have sponsored him as their ambassadors. Djokovic has worked with Telekom Srbija, FitLine, Nike, Audemars Piguet, Adidas, Sergio Tacchini, Uniqlo, Mercedes-Benz, Learjet, CAA Sports, Peugeot, Creative Artists Agency, and Jacob’s Creek, etc.

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12. Career Slam Moments

After winning the French Open in 2016, Novak Djokovic became the only men’s singles tennis player to win the “Career Slam” in history.

13. He has a family business

He initiated his hospitality business Novak Café & Restaurant, being inspired by his family business which is a Registered limited liability company.

14. Formed a Professional Tennis Players Association

Djokovic intentionally resigned from the Players Council of the Association of Tennis Professionals as he himself has formed the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) in In August 2020

15. Nightmares to opponents

Novak Djokovic is one of four players to lose to Roger Federer three times in a year and only two to defeat both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam in a subsequent match.

He was the only player to beat both Federer and Nadal on three different occasions in the same tournament.

16. A singer

Being one of the special guests in May 2008 in the first semi-final of the Belgrade Eurovision Song Contest, Novak Djokovic announced the start of the voting by throwing a big tennis ball into the crowd, and sang Đorđe Marjanović’s song “Beograd”.

This famous tennis player was also featured in the music video for “Hello” song Martin Solveig and Dragonette.

17. Weird Practices!

It sounds weird, but Djokovic doesn’t care! Whenever he was at Wimbledon, he always eats grass; He says that it tastes like sweat. He used to talk to himself while playing.

18. He is married to his childhood friend

During high school, Novak Djokovic met his wife, Jelina Ristic. The couple got married on July 10, 2014, and now have a baby boy named Stefan.

19. Health Style

He is health-conscious. Keeping the philosophy Health is Wealth, Novak Djokovic has actively been connected with the famous nutritionist Igor Četojević and applying Chinese medicine as well as acupuncture. He is also an active proponent of natural healing.

20. Multilingual

Novak Djokovic can speak fluently in multiple languages ​​such as Serbian, Italian, German, and English.

21. Animal lover

Djokovic is a dog lover. She takes her foster poodle, Pierre, wherever she goes.

22. “Champions for Peace” club

“Champions for Peace” club is a group of famous elite athletes who are dedicated to serving peace in the world by the form of sport. Djokovic is a member of this famous club in order to deliver peace for the world.

23. Famous for camouflage!

Novak Djokovic has a funny skill to imitate others. He can copy people, for example, sports stars like Maria Sharapova, Andre Agassi, and many more.

24. Djokovic Famous Quotes

“Most of all, we should believe in ourselves.”
“Everything in life is a lesson.”

25. Gluten intolerant

Every people has some Acehlis Hills, Novak Djokovic is gluten intolerant, and always tries to avoid this allergic stuff.

26. In Hollywood

Recorded the song “The Joker”, dedicated to Serbian blues-rock band Joanna B. Djokovic. He was also selected as the 19th most influential person among the top 20 most influential men at Eskman.com.

Djokovic also became a part of the Hollywood movie The Expendables 2 on a camera. However, his part was cut off from the final version of the movie.

27. Serve to win

“Serve to Win” is the title of his book where he describes his journey to become one of the best tennis players of all time. The book offers a 14-day gluten-free diet plan for better fitness.

28. Zenith of Success

Djokovic is considered one of the best tennis players in the history of the sport. Tennis scholars have also categorized his matches as the biggest competition so far.

The Australian Open is the best match of all time with the final of 202. This is proof of his greatness as a tennis player.

29. Opposes vaccination

In a video, he opposes forced vaccination forced in order to be eligible to return to the coming Тours

30. Greatest returner of serve

According to John McEnroe considers, ‘Djokovic is the greatest returner of serve in the history of the men’s game’ because of Djokovic’s ability to efficiently paly off the forehand and backhand return, in play deep with pace, that neutralizes the benefits of the server in the game.

31. Novak Djokovic net worth

The net worth of Novak Djokovic is $220 million

32. Novak Djokovic wife

The name of his wife is Jelena Djokovic, who is 5 feet and 4 inches, and a Serbian entrepreneur, humanitarian by profession

33. Novak Djokovic age

Born in 1987, age of Novak Djokovic is 33

34. Novak Djokovic Height in feet

He is 6′ 2″ tall, with a weight of 80 kg

35. Novak Djokovic Birthday is

22 May

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