Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport with a record of 23 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. At age 20, he disrupted the streak of 11 consecutive majors of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning his first major title at the Australian Open. Djokovic is an active philanthropist and has been appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2015. Get more details about Novak Djokovic’s net worth in 2023, professional career, personal life, tennis records, etc in this article.
Djokovic Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$240 million (est.)|
Novak Djokovic’s Personal Biography
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22 1987 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to Dijana and Srdjan Djokovic. Novak began playing tennis at the age of four and at six years of age, he was enrolled in a tennis camp organized by the Teniski Klub Partizan. At the age of 14, Djokovic began his international career. His younger brothers, Marko and Djordje, were also professional tennis players.
Novak met Jelena Ristić in high school and they began dating in 2005. The couple became engaged in 2013 and got married in 2014. Together they have a son and a daughter.
|Full name||Novak Djokovic|
|Play||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Year active||2003 – present|
|Age||Born on 22 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Place of residence||Belgrade, Serbia Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Marital status||Married (2014 – present)|
|Parents||Dijana Djokovic (mother) Srdjan Djokovic (father)|
In 1993, Djokovic was enrolled in the Teniski Klub Partizan where he played under the renowned tennis player Jelena Genčić. After working with Djokovic for six years, Genčić decided he should go abroad to realize his full potential in the sport. In 1999, Genčić had Djokovic admitted to the Pilić tennis academy in Germany where he played till 20023. Djokovic turned professional in 2003 and entered the ATP Tour, playing in and winning in Futures and Challenger tournaments. He made his first Grand Slam tournament appearance by qualifying for the 2005 Australian Open but was defeated in the first round.
Novak Djokovic’s Professional Career
Djokovic reached the top 40 in the world singles rankings in 2006 after making his first quarterfinal appearance at a Grand Slam event at the French Open. The same year he also reached the fourth round at Wimbledon that year. In 2007, Djokovic went on to reach the final of the US Open before losing the match in straight sets to the top-ranked Roger Federer. At the 2008 Australian Open, Djokovic reached his second consecutive Grand Slam final and defeated his opponent to earn his first Grand Slam singles title.
Later Professional Career
Djokovic won ten tournaments in 2011, including three Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. He also held the record for five ATP Masters titles and another record for the most prize money won in a single season on the ATP Tour (both broken later). He also held a 41-match winning streak from the start of the season to the French Open semi-finals, when he lost to Federer. In 2012, Djokovic made his maiden French Open final entry, reaching the final of all four majors consecutively. The International Tennis Federation named Djokovic the 2012 ITF World Champion in men’s singles. Also Check other Richest Tennis Players.
At the 2020 Australian Open, Djokovic defeated longtime rival Roger Federer to enter the final and was crowned the winner. This was his eighth win at the Australian Open, his 17th Grand Slam title, and also regained the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings. With his first-round win at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, Djokovic became the first player in history to win 80 matches at all four Grand Slams. In February 2023, he broke the record for most weeks (Steffi Graf- 377) after spending 389 weeks at the top. At the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, Djokovic lost the final to Alcaraz, thus ending his 34-match winning streak at Wimbledon since 2018.
The rivalry between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest in men’s tennis. They have faced each other 59 times with Djokovic leading 30–29 overall. Djokovic leads on hard courts 20–7 while Nadal leads on clay 20–8. On grass, they have a tie of 2–2. Also, Djokovic is the only player to beat Nadal in all four majors.
Djokovic and Roger Federer rivalry is another great rivalry in tennis history. They faced each other 50 times, with Djokovic leading 27–23. Djokovic is the only player to beat Federer multiple times at his most successful major tournaments. He has defeated Federer three times at the final of the Wimbledon Championships, four times at the Australian Open, and three times at the US Open.
Success as a Businessman
In 2009, Djokovic signed a 10-year deal with Sergio Tacchini, an Italian clothing company. In 2011, he became the brand ambassador of Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet and the same year he signed a sponsorship deal with Mercedes-Benz. In 2017, Djokovic was unveiled as a brand ambassador of Lacoste.
In 2005, Djokovic entered into the business world mainly run by members of his immediate family. His father Srdjan and uncle Goran launched Novak Café & Restaurant and also entered into real estate, sports/entertainment event organization, and sports apparel distribution. In 2015, Djokovic launched a line of nutritional food products, called Djokolife, and one year later he opened a vegan restaurant called Eqvita in Monte Carlo. He also has an 80% stake in biotech firm QuantBioRes.
Philanthropy & Charity Work
In 2007, Djokovic established the Novak Djokovic Foundation which provides a safe growing environment to children from disadvantaged communities. In partnership with the World Bank, the foundation also promotes early childhood education in Serbia by building schools and supporting over 20,800 children and a thousand families. Djokovic also raised funds to help victims of the Haiti earthquake and Queensland floods.
During the 2014 Balkans floods, Djokovic raised financial and media support for victims. He also donated the 2014 Rome Masters prize money to the flood victims in Serbia. Djokovic also donated $20,000 to Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood education program to help disadvantaged children. After the COVID-19 pandemic spread to Serbia, Djokovic donated €1 million for the purchase of ventilators and medical equipment.
All-time Records by Novak Djokovic
- Most weeks at world No. 1 since 1973
- Seven-time Year-End world No. 1 since 1973
- Seven-time ITF World Champion since 1978
- 12 different years ranked world No. 1 since 1973
- Most points accumulated as world No. 1 since 1973
Grand Slam tournaments
- 23 Grand Slam singles titles since 1877
- Triple Career Grand Slam since 1905
- Champion of all four majors at once across three different surfaces since 1978
- Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam since 1905
- Surface Slam since 1978
- 35 men’s major singles finals since 1877
- 4 streaks of 3+ consecutive majors since 1877
- 7+ finals at all four majors since 1905
- 3+ consecutive finals at all four majors since 1905
- Most match wins at all four majors since 1905
- 27 match-winning streak at majors in season since 1877
- 30 consecutive match wins at majors across three different surfaces since 1978
- 7+ titles at two majors with two distinct surfaces (hard & grass) since 1891
- 13 hard-court majors since 1978
- Won a major from 2 sets down in multiple matches since 1877
- Won 2 majors after saving 1+ match points since 1877
- Career Golden Masters since 1990
- Double Career Golden Masters since 1990
- 38 Masters singles titles since 1990
- 6 Masters titles in season (2015) since 1990
- 8 Masters finals in season (2015) since 1990
- 12 consecutive Masters finals won since 1990
- 31 consecutive match wins at Masters since 1990
- 6 Year-end Championship titles since 1970
- 4 consecutive Year-end Championship titles since 1970
- Winner of the Year-end Championship in three different decades since 1970
- Champion of all four Grand Slams and year-end Championship at once since 1970
- Big Title Sweep (annual) – twice since 1990
- 67 Big Titles won since 1990
- 10 Big Titles in a Season (2015) since 1990
- Multiple champions at all 14 annual elite tournaments since 1990
- 6+ big titles at one tournament on hard, clay, grass, and indoors since 1990
- 99 Big finals since 1990
- 18 Big finals in a row since 1990
- 247 wins over Top-10 players since 1973
- 117 wins over Top-5 players since 1973
- 15 straight finals reached in a season (2015) since 1970
- 31 wins over Top-10 players in a season (2015) since 1970
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Frequently Asked Questions
$240 million (approx.)
Novak Djokovic (23)
7 (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Carlos Alcaraz (as of 17 July 2023)
Djokovic is definitely one of the best players in tennis and a member of the Big Three along with Federer and Nadal.