17 Interesting Facts About Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, one of the best tennis player in the world, for the first time gripped a racquet in his little hands when he was 4 years old. Although he liked skiing and football, but tennis was his ultimate love. Whether, it’s rain, snow or holidays – nothing was able to keep him from hitting balls with his tennis coach, Jelena. Let us find out some interesting facts about Novak Djokovic-

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1. Early life and family

Djokovic was born on 22 May 1987 in Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, to parents Srdan and Dijana. He has 2 younger brothers, Marko and Dorde, who are also tennis players.
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2. Start of his Tennis career

In 1993, he was spotted by Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Gencic. She complimented the 6 year old Djokovic as the greatest talent she ever saw since Monika Seles. She trained him for the next 6 years. When he was 13, he went to the Pilic Academy in Munich, Germany, to pursue higher levels of competition and when he was 14, he began his international career.
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3. Rise to glory

Novak_Djokovic_Hopman_Cup_2011At the age of 14, in 2001 he ended up as a triple European champion in singles, doubles and team competition. He also won the silver medal at the World Junior Championship for Yugoslavia
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4. Career graph

Novak_Djokovic_2007_US_OpenHe has won 8 Grand Slams – 5 Australian Open titles, 2 Wimbledon and 1 US Open title. He also won the Davis Cup in 2010. He maintained his world no. 3 ranking for almost four years in a row since 2007.
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5. Opponents

Djokovic is one of the four players to defeat Roger Federer three times in one year, and one of only two players to beat both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam in consecutive matches. He is the only player who has defeated both Federer and Nadal in the same tournament on 3 different occasions.
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6. Personal life
djokovik with wifeHe met his wife, Jelena Ristic, during his high school. On 10 July, 2014, the couple got married, and now have a baby boy named Stefan.

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7. Multi-lingual

Djokovic can fluently speak multiple languages such as Serbian, Italian, German and English.
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8. Philanthropic works

novak djokovik foundationIn 2007, he launched the “Novak Djokovic Foundation” to help disadvantaged children, provide financial support to several young children in Serbia, support to kids who lost their parents in war and financing the Serbian monasteries and churches.
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9. Net worth

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djokovikHe has total net worth of around $90 million.
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10. Endorsements

peugeot-djokovicHe is the brand ambassador of Audemars Peugeot, a Swiss watch manufacturer, Bombardier Aerospace, and has a sponsorship deal with Mercedes Benz. He has partnership with CAA Sports.
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11. Playful Djokovic

He is known for his graceful attitude and sportsman spirit. He’s well known for impersonating Sharapova, Nadal, Federer, Roddick, Ivanisevic & Hewitt.
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12. Strange habits

djokovik eating grassSounds weird, but Djokovic doesn’t care! Whenever he’s at Wimbledon, he always eats grass, as he says it tastes like sweat. He also happens to talk to himself while he plays.
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13. Animal lover

novak-djokovic with pet dogDjokovic is a dog lover. He takes his pet poodle Pierre everywhere he goes.
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14. In pop culture

Djokovic has featured in the music video for the song “Hello” by ”Martin Solveig” and Dragonette. The Serbian Blues-rock band Zona B recorded the song “The Joker”, dedicated to Djokovic. He was also voted the 19th most influential man on Askmen.com’s Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011. Djokovic also became part of Hollywood movie The Expendables 2 in a cameo. However, his part was cut from the final version of the movie.
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15. Serve to win

serve to win“Serve To Win,” is the title of his book in which he recounts his journey of becoming one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The book also provides a 14-day gluten-free diet plan for better fitness.
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16. Zennith of success

Novak Djokovic at the 2011 Australian OpenDjokovic is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport. Tennis pundits have also classified his matches as some of the greatest contests ever, with the final of 2012 Australian open as the greatest match ever seen. This is a testament to his greatness as a tennis player.
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17. Djokovic says….

“Belief is the most common word to me, even more than hope. For one to achieve his dreams, he needs to truly believe in them.”
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