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The Life of Novak Djokovic

Growing up, Novak Djokovic was accustomed to bombings in war-torn Serbia. Now, he's the #1 tennis player in the world. 🎾🇷🇸

Meet Novak Djokovic

He's one of the biggest sports entertainment tennis stars in the world, he meditates every day and lived through the war in Yugoslavia. This is Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. Born in Belgrade in 1987, he grew up with his parents and two younger brothers. Aged 3, he started playing tennis on the court opposite his parents’ restaurant. At 6, he was spotted by Jelena Genčić, the coach who discovered Monica Seles. He grew up in a country devastated by war. A few months later, he left his country to train in Germany. At 16, he went professional. He earned the nickname the “Djoker” early on with his playful jokes.

At 20, he created the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which supports education projects for disadvantaged children. In 2008, he won the Australian Open, his first Grand Slam singles title. In 2011, he revealed that he had gluten intolerance and followed a strict diet.He later decided to stop eating meat. At 24, he overtook Rafael Nadal as world No. 1 in the ATP rankings. At 25, he opened a tennis court in a Brazilian favela with former champion Gustavo Kuerten. In 2013, he donated more than $50,000 to help renovate a school for disabled children in Serbia.

At 27, he married Jelena Ristic, the woman he had shared his life with for 9 years. They went on to have two children together: Stefan, born in 2014, and Tara, born in 2017. In 2015, he was appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 2016, he won the French Open for the first time, the only Grand Slam he had not yet won. At 30, he decided to open a free restaurant for homeless people in Belgrade. At 31, he won the Australian Open for the 7th time making it his 15th Grand Slam title. His success on the court goes hand in hand with his daily meditation practice. In the same year, he reclaimed the No. 1 world ranking after a serious injury.

Once in the shadows of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic has claimed his place as one of the greatest players in the history of tennis and is always ready to use his fame and fortune to help those in need.

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06/07/2019 4:34 PMupdated: 06/07/2019 4:39 PM
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44 comments

  • Louise R.
    07/21/2019 00:48

    He is great.

  • Snjezana N.
    07/19/2019 14:59

    Stvarno lici I na Teslu

  • Alison D.
    07/18/2019 19:27

    Such a incredible person on and off court true champion ♥️♥️♥️

  • Subhra C.
    07/16/2019 12:32

    An incredible sportsman! True Champion. God bless him!

  • Jessica L.
    07/16/2019 03:53

    Such a wonderful heart.

  • Vaggelis P.
    07/15/2019 17:13

    Such an incredible role model!!

  • Belal K.
    07/01/2019 03:36

    You are one of the best world number one's like others of old kindle, Pete Sampras ,federer ,best of luck for the current Wimbeldon you deserve it, go ahead, just do it this time...God helps the kind hearted honest people...!!!

  • Yoselys A.
    07/01/2019 03:11

    Excelente ser humano y jugador no me pierdo un juego de él. I love Nole . Viva el tenis

  • Pablo B.
    07/01/2019 02:28

    👋👋👋👋

  • Ljubisa I.
    06/28/2019 10:09

    Big man !!!!

  • Sasa S.
    06/27/2019 19:13

    ❤❤❤

  • Fatima A.
    06/26/2019 14:46

    Novak le joyful what we call to think positive

  • Walaa M.
    06/25/2019 20:37

    Far beyond amazing .. Keep going 💜💜💜

  • Ognjen P.
    06/22/2019 12:52

    Country wasn't devastated by war, devastated by NATO bombs. Just info! NO.1

  • Warwar M.
    06/22/2019 04:19

    my hero

  • كامران ح.
    06/21/2019 20:22

    Very Good Novak Djokovic very Beautiful 💪💪💪

  • Flori I.
    06/20/2019 22:11

    ce băiat bun... donno why people don’t like him much..

  • Mir S.
    06/19/2019 19:13

    My all time favorite great champion with a generous heart

  • Mango J.
    06/19/2019 12:51

    He is great

  • Junior N.
    06/18/2019 21:51

    Great champion!!! Great person!! God bless you 🙏🏻 you will win more Slam