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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

21 comments

  • Shirley B.
    02/05/2021 16:12

    Hero ... comes from the heart

  • Louise R.
    07/21/2019 00:48

    He is great.

  • Snjezana D.
    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!!

  • Sema K.
    06/25/2019 03:55

    What a great role model.

  • Indrit S.
    06/24/2019 20:21

    Wtf is this propaganda serbia was never war torn they oppressed another state and did genocide on the civilians Nato bombarded only their bases not city’s your talking as if civilians were killed not a single of them died only kosovo suffered under their oppression

  • Mohammed M.
    06/21/2019 21:13

    Great one

  • Jesus C.
    06/19/2019 23:29

    Great video 💪✌❤

  • Marie C.
    06/19/2019 23:10

    Great player with a loving heart.

  • Saliim K.
    06/19/2019 18:47

    still ppl hate him. to hell with all of them. all hails nova!! bring wimbeldon now!!

  • Mubashir A.
    06/15/2019 17:03

    the purest of sports. 😍😍❤️

  • Ishad A.
    06/14/2019 05:08

    Much respect man for such golden soul 🙏🙏

  • Ziah A.
    06/12/2019 10:16

    GOD NLESS

  • Syed F.
    06/12/2019 02:29

    The last line he said is so important...not taking thing's for granted...!! Wonderful..👊

  • Senthil K.
    06/11/2019 14:14

    Great soul

  • Abu U.
    06/11/2019 05:25

    Serbs killers of innocent muslims

  • Bimlendra K.
    06/11/2019 02:33

    Humble on a loss, humble on win, a true gentleman.

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