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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

860 comments

  • Borislav M.
    7 hours

    Be good and caring but don't be a sheep.

  • Edward W.
    8 hours

    Half of you can’t even make sense in what you’re saying he has rights but the people of Australia don’t have the same rights,stop looking for someone to fight your battle,he wanted to enter under his conditions,Australia have their policy.

  • Mirella F.
    10 hours

    The very best of all! Not only în sport, but as human! Serbia is proud of you. You are the best ambasador of your contry! GOD BLESS YOU!

  • Ani B.
    10 hours

    I do not have enough words to say how deeply I respect this human being as well as this huge talent! Bless him and his family!

  • Terry B.
    2 days

    Well he should think about how to tell the truth n stop blaming others for his shortcomings

  • Dan G.
    3 days

    Let's respect his decision

  • Duke L.
    4 days

    Novak Djokovic didn’t lie he was invited to apply for medical exemption and he passed 2 Medical and he was given the entry visa but the judge turned him down on the grounds that he might influence non vaccinated people of Australia like they haven’t got any brains to make their own mind up plus he is a sports man and all he wanted a chance to defend his title he is not a rebel but no the Australian government was using him for S.Morrison political agenda but sadly some people can’t see that ,and the AO so far it's looking very embarrassing ,spectators behaving like hooligans Australia you don't deserve to hold such a prestigious turnimet shame on you.

  • Indranil B.
    4 days

    Grounded... Big trees are, which gives shelter to the destitute... I n s p i r a t i o n a l

  • สมทรง ส.
    5 days

    💖👍✌

  • Maria E.
    5 days

    Mi gran campeón por siempre seras mi favorito el mejor número 1 de la historia

  • Vincent S.
    5 days

    Yes he's to good 21 22 24 gran slams the lion not hurt because the lion knows what he believes in and he knows the love support for Novak Djokovic around the world

  • Marina K.
    6 days

    Nole

  • Felicity M.
    6 days

    Scumo the snake. Wolf in sheep's clothing. How much is the world elite paying Scumo to decieve the Australian people into sacrificing their children to a medical experiment that may have horrific long term side effects. Why would any parent risk that? Why would you believe the Australian government when they have deceived most of the population of Australia into being guinea pigs for a medical experiment that makes the pharmaceutical companies and politicians rich and you broke and will most likely suffer life long adverse reactions to the mRNA gene therapy? Do not risk your children's life-long health.

  • Nikolic G.
    6 days

    https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/djokovic-owns-80-pct-stake-in-danish-biotech-firm-quantbiores-reuters-reports/

  • James D.
    6 days

    I never knew that he is so an humble Person.

  • Ela S.
    6 days

    so he was infectious mingling with children snd not even a mask. The whole sorry tale is sick.

  • Bent B.
    6 days

    Just a boy with a bad character!!

  • Nathalie B.
    7 days

    And think that s smart to say? Coming from a public figure that s not very nice

  • Gordana M.
    7 days

    Shame translations...about what Novak said about vaccinated...Shame on you people!!!!

  • Costa S.
    7 days

    Yes, all sounds fantastic, but why does wifey, support that vampire/dragon lady, Abramovic? 🤔

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