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Novak Djokovic wife, net worth and other 50 fascinating facts about the number one tennis start player that you need to know in 2022
Novak Djokovic - Serbian tennis player, 15-time Grand Slam winner, retained the title of the first racket of the world for 223 weeks.
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987 in the former Yugoslavia. In addition to him, the parents raised 2 more younger children, and one day they also decided to involve them in tennis, which the eldest son was also fond of. Subsequently, a few years later, all three guys became professional tennis players.
Novak is also one of the richest athletes in the world, and his fortune has developed, including from prize money for tournaments. During his career, Djokovic earned 133 million euros. This is the best result among all tennis players and 20 million more than Rafael Nadal.
Off the court, Nole is doing well with several lucrative business ventures. In 2005, he founded the catering company Family Sport, which, among other tournaments, organized the Serbia Open. Djokovic owns two popular restaurants: Novak in Belgrade and Eqvita in Monaco. The most unsuccessful project of the first racket of the world is a gluten-free company called Djokolife. The startup failed: Novak launched it in 2015, and nothing has been heard of him since.
Another source of income for a tennis player is contracts with equipment manufacturers. Lacoste is paying Djokovic 8.2 million euros a year to have the Serbian wear Lacoste during matches. Nola wears shoes at Asics - for this he receives another 3.5 million euros annually. The general condition of the Serb is estimated at 192 million euros - he is in 38th place among the richest athletes in the world.
1. As a child, Novak was involved in many sports, including skiing and football, but everything changed when, at the age of four, the boy picked up a racket. Although he liked all the sports he tried, the choice was made in favor of tennis. Djokovic didn't fail. But who knows, perhaps in football the Serb would have achieved no less heights.
2. The first coach of Djokovic was not only an excellent sports specialist, but also a culturally developed person. Elena Gencic worked as a director on television and knew a lot about art. She instilled her passion in Novak: during training and after matches, the tennis player, together with his coach, listened to classical music to bring emotions into harmony. Many years have passed, but Djokovic's love for the classics has remained.
3. Novak's childhood, like many people from Serbia, fell on the Yugoslav war. The bombing of Belgrade made training impossible for some time.
4. Novak had to celebrate his 12th birthday in a bomb shelter. But the tennis coach did not let him relax even at this time. Jelena Gencic found a court near a military hospital that would not be bombed, so the training continued. Also, for classes, they chose places that had previously been bombarded.
Novak started playing tennis at the age of four, and already at 16 he received the level of a professional. The key year in his life was 1993, when the game of a six-year-old novice tennis player was seen by national tennis legend Elena Gencic.
Then she said that this was the best child's play she had ever seen. The woman became the first professional coach of the future tennis star, and worked with him for six years, and then helped the boy go abroad to continue building a career in tennis. Here, of course, her connections helped, and the 12-year-old boy became a student at the Pilic tennis academy in Oberschleissheim (Germany). Here he studied for four years, during this period he began his international career. At the age of 14, he won the European Championship in three categories.
You can talk about the sports glory of a tennis player for a very long time, but another of his traits that a fan is crazy about is a great sense of humor. He became famous as a parodist who very funny copies the behavior of his friends - athletes. Through a great passion for humor and practical jokes, he even got the nickname "Joker", which became a symbiosis of his last name and the word "Joke" - which translates from English as "joke".
Today, Novak resides in Monte Carlo until he is married, but has a girlfriend, Jelena Ristic. By the way, he is an Orthodox Christian and financially helps the churches and monasteries of his homeland a lot. For this, he was awarded the highest award of the Serbian Church - the Order of St. Sava.
In addition, Djokovic is a member of the Champions for Peace organization, along with other athletes, he fights for world peace. Many journalists classify Novak as a polyglot, because in addition to great success in tennis, the athlete also boasts mental abilities, and in particular, that he is fluent in four languages - his native Serbian, German, Italian and, of course, English.
5. The Olympic Games are not considered a top priority for tennis players, but are still perceived as a prestigious tournament. Athletes usually take part in them only three or four times in a career. In 2008, while still far from being the most famous tennis player in the world, Novak won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics. Above him were only the Chilean Fernando Gonzalez and the eternal rival of the Serb Rafael Nadal.
6. Novak won the Australian Open and holds 15 Grand Slam titles. The win in Australia put Djokovic in third place in all-time Grand Slam wins. Only Swiss Roger Federer (20 times) and Spaniard Rafael Nadal (17 times) have won more than him in these tournaments. But given that the difference between them is not so big, the Serb still has the opportunity to catch up with competitors.
7. Novak Djokovic became the first tennis player to win all nine Masters tournaments. It happened not so long ago: the tennis player added to his piggy bank the missing victory in Cincinnati, beating Roger Federer in the final. For the Serb himself, the tournament was the 70th win in his career. Djokovic won the other eight Masters gradually throughout his career. So in 2018, Novak became a real “Master”.
8. The Grand Slam tournament in Australia is held annually on the hard courts of Melbourne, and here Djokovic has no equal. During his career, the tennis player has already won the Australian Open seven times. He won his latest triumph on an exotic continent this weekend. Now Novak is the absolute champion of the tournament, because no one in modern history has managed to win there seven times before. Of the 15 Grand Slam victories, almost half were won in Australia, so the Serbian can definitely consider himself the tennis “king” of this country.
9. Perhaps, on the scale of Serbian history, Djokovic loses in popularity to physicist Nikola Tesla and director Emir Kusturica, but at the moment Novak is the most famous Serb in the world and in Serbia itself. To understand the scale of the personality of a tennis player in his native country, it is enough to know just one fact. The local airline Air Serbia named its second aircraft in his honor.
10. The aircraft made its first flight in Abu Dhabi, so if you ever want to go from Serbia to the Emirates, then you know what to fly on.
11. Perhaps today, charity is a common thing for every publicly wealthy person. But that doesn't change the importance of what Djokovic does. His Novak Djokovic Foundation is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children around the world. So, for example, the tennis player donated his $20,000 prize money for winning the Australian Open 2016 to a training program for children from Melbourne.
12. Today, Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world. This is evidenced by his first place in the men's standings.
13. In the ATP rankings, the Serbian is more than 2,000 points ahead of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and has a 4,000 point lead over the German Alexander Zverev, who is in third place.
14. For the first time, Novak became the first racket of the world in 2011 and since then, although periodically falling lower, giving way to either Nadal or Andy Murray, he still remains one of the best tennis players on the planet.
15. On the eve of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated the Italian Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final, equaling the number of Grand Slam tournaments with the legendary Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
16. If the first racket of the world wins the Olympics and the US Open, he will earn the calendar "Golden Helmet" - a prize that is awarded to tennis players who have won 4 major annual tournaments and the Olympics.
17. Novak Djokovic was born in 1987 in Serbia into a family of professional skiers. Since childhood, he has been involved in sports a lot: in winter he participated in ski races, in summer he played football, and in the off-season he played tennis.
18. When he was 6, Novak was noticed by the Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Gencic, who once coached Monica Seles, the former first racket of the world, and undertook to develop his talent. When the tennis player turned 13, he went to train at the legendary Pilic Academy in Munich, and a year later he began his international career.
19. At the age of 14, Novak Djokovic became a three-time European champion in singles, doubles and team events. When the athlete turned 18, he won his first ATP-tour tournament and entered the top 100 tennis players of the Association of Tennis Professionals, and a year later he climbed into the top ten of the ranking.
20. Then his career took off even more rapidly. In 2011, Djokovic topped the ATP rankings for the first time and since then has been the leader in men's tennis for almost 2/3 of the time. After yesterday's triumphant Wimbledon final, he became the first tennis player in history to win all Grand Slam tournaments 2 times: now the Serb has nine titles at the Australian Open, two at Roland Garros, six at Wimbledon and three at the US Open.
21. In addition, Djokovic is the record holder for major tennis titles, now he has 61 of them (his closest rival Rafael Nadal has 57, and Roger Federer has 54). “Yes, I am the best. I think so, - said the tennis player in an interview after the victory over Berrettini. “I believe that I am the best. Otherwise, I would not have won the Helmets and did not claim titles. But the greatest in history or not is up to you to decide. I have already said that it is very difficult to compare different historical eras of tennis. Rackets, balls, technology, courts, everything is changing.”
22. In his personal life, Novak Djokovic has succeeded no less than in professional tennis. He met his future wife Elena Ristic in high school. In 2005, they began dating, although soon after graduation they were separated by distance: Novak trained in Serbia, and Elena entered the Bocconi University in Milan. When the tennis player's lover graduated from university in 2011, they moved together to Monte Carlo, where Djokovic could train all year round. After 3 years, they legalized the relationship and became the parents of their first child, the son of Stefan. In 2017, Novak and Elena had a daughter, Tara.
23. Novak Djokovic is not just a brilliant athlete, but also a very versatile person.
24. Like his rival Roger Federer, Novak is a polyglot and speaks six languages: his native Serbian, English, German, Italian, Slovak and French. He understands nutrition (his book Serve to Win even has a chapter on diet for athletes), loves dogs (and once tweeted his poodle), and is a serious fan of the AC Milan football club. In addition, Djokovic definitely has a talent for humor.
25. In the early 2010s, the tennis player was called the Joker for famous parodies of colleagues: his collection included grotesque caricatures of the playing style of Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick.
26. Novak Djokovic is an Orthodox Christian (he considers this title the most important in his life) and provides assistance to dozens of churches in Kosovo and Metohija, for which he was awarded the Order of St. Sava I.
27. In 2007, the tennis player opened the Novak Djokovic Foundation, a charitable foundation that makes education available to children from low-income families, and also covers the travel expenses of young Serbian athletes participating in international competitions. “Money is not a problem for me. I have earned enough to feed the whole of Serbia. I think the Serbs deserve it after the support I received from them,” Djokovic admitted in an interview.
28. The limited collection, created by Novak Djokovic in collaboration with Lacoste, is made in the colors of the national flags of France and Serbia - blue, red and white.
29. The athlete has a great sense of humor, which he repeatedly proved with his parodies of colleagues on the tennis court. In particular, on the network you can find a video where Novak copies the playing style of the Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova. The athlete's fans even gave him the nickname Joker ("Joker"). By the way, it is consonant with the name of Djokovic.
30. Novak boasts impressive achievements not only in tennis, but also in the study of languages. The athlete is fluent in Serbian, English, French, Italian and German.
31. Djokovic's life can be followed around the clock through the application for iOS and Android, which publishes the latest news, photos, videos and statistics of the tennis player. In addition, through the Nole4You option, each user has the opportunity to ask a question or send a wish to an athlete. The app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.
32. In order to be able to train all year round, Novak, along with his wife Jelena Ristic and son Stefan, had to move to Monaco, where the athlete settled in a two-room apartment, modest by Monte Carlo standards, in the immediate vicinity of the Monte Carlo Country Club training court.
33. In 2012, Novak set up his own charitable foundation, the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which helps develop education and sports in Serbia. In addition, in 2014, after Djokovic won the Italian Open tournament, the athlete drew a big heart on the ground and transferred his entire prize fund (750 thousand dollars) to flood victims in his native country.
34. Novak's love for music comes from his first coach, Jelena Gencic. After the end of her career, she worked not only as a coach at the tennis school in Kopaonik, where Djokovic studied from the age of 5, but also as a television director. Gencic has made over 1,500 art and culture films. Elena's father dreamed of becoming a pianist. Following his example, she learned to play the piano and often listened to classical music.
35. Sometimes they did visualization with music. Djokovic is still well versed in the classics and often turns to them to put his thoughts in order.
36. Gencic also made Djokovic learn foreign languages. From the very beginning, she believed that Novak would be among the best tennis players in the world and therefore considered it necessary to teach him not only a good backhand, but also public speaking. I found tutors and taught him to be kind, helpful and diplomatic.
37. Novak often referred to Elena as his "tennis mom". But she herself believed that her role was not limited to this, and appropriated the title of "individual development instructor" to herself. So, it was Elena who explained to Novak how to behave at the table: “I understood that he grew up in a family that made ends meet, and as a top-level tennis player he would have to sit down at a table where everyone is entitled to not only one knife, one fork and one glass.
38. The only truly candid interview Novak's father, Srdjan Djokovic, gave to the Serbian television channel B92 back in 2010, immediately after the team's victory in the Davis Cup.
39. Elena Genich was the first to notice that in the spring, with the beginning of the flowering season, Novak developed allergic rhinitis.
40. Djokovic was put on a diet by a specialist in alternative medicine, Serbian doctor Igor Chetoevich. He happened to see Novak in January 2010 when he was playing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during a night session at the Australian Open.
41. He performed a full examination of Djokovic, and to confirm the results, he connected him to a "biofeedback device" that can determine the level of stress, toxins from the environment and register brain impulses and symptoms of food allergies. As a result, it turned out that Djokovic's body reacts negatively to foods containing gluten.
42. Djokovic is far ahead of all representatives of Serbia in terms of popularity, including the famous director Emir Kusturica, after whom Air Serbia named its second aircraft.
43. Marco and George are four and eight years younger than Novak, respectively. Marco is more successful and ranks 930th in the ATP rankings. The youngest of the three brothers is located on the 1504th position. Marco ($71,525 since 2007) and George ($9,510 since 2011) together earned just over $80,000.
44. Together with Jelena Ristic, Djokovic created a charitable foundation in Serbia. The organization annually invests about half a million dollars in the construction of schools and kindergartens that provide free education to children from poor families. The foundation was established in 2007, and in 2014, Elena's charitable work was recognized by a joint award from the University of Physical Education and the Government of Serbia.
45. Even a wild Australian January does not make him change his habits. Cold water slows down blood circulation, and the body loses its tone. Therefore, on the recommendation of doctors, Djokovic drinks only warm water.
46. This is the saddest fact about Djokovic. Nole loves pizza but cannot eat even a very small piece. Novak is on a gluten-free diet, which involves the complete elimination of foods containing gluten. The tennis player's suffering is reinforced by the fact that his parents opened a pizzeria in Belgrade in 2009 and named it Novak.
47. Djokovic does not apply for the role of Mikhail Baryshnikov. But the lanky Serb is not at all shy about his movements. Nole celebrates almost every victory with dancing. And exhibition matches are not complete without concerts. The video of Nole dancing Gangnam Style with Serena has amassed over 1.5 million views.
48. When Djokovic first started his career, he already knew what he would do when he won Wimbledon. Eating some weed off center court is a childhood dream that first came true in 2011. Nole spoke about the reasons for eating the lawn only after the third victory at Wimbledon.
49. Nole takes two or three books on each trip. The Serbian tennis player especially respects classical literature. Periodically, Djokovic seeks advice from fans who send him playlists. In 2012, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy topped the chart. Nola liked the novel so much that he even posted a thank you video on his website.
50. Djokovic loves dogs. His poodle Pierra has a Twitter account. But there is no official sign on it. And since June 2011, there have been only 20 tweets. But Pierre has more than two thousand readers. Nole named his second dog in honor of Nikola Tesla, of whom he is a fan.
Yes, you already heard the story - Justin Bieber has sex with his wife.
And you know what? We don’t recommend you try to avoid it. It’ll find you in unexpected ways, filtering into your consciousness despite your best appeals to ignorance.
Because, like it or not, the fact will get to you: Justin Bieber, singer of the song “Yummy,” loves having sex! Especially with his wife (no surprise).
He did this on a boat to his rehearsal dinner for his wedding:
And in December, during the time he played playing hockey, he said, “Like my wife always says…I got good hands.”
He can’t help it, really! He just loves to put her.... - on the pedestal!
The couple, Justin and Hailey Bieber got married in September 2018, before they had a religious ceremony with family and friends one year after.
The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, allowed couples to obtain licenses and marry “utilizing audio-video technology.”. This was announced by the head of the region at a meeting with reporters, accroding to their website.
“Now there is no excuse when the question of marriage arises,” Cuomo said, bearing in mind that the pandemic is no longer a reason to delay the wedding, if such a decision is made.
A couple who is ready to take a decisive step can express their consent to officials using online video call services such as Zoom or Skype. The governor noted that in the United States during the quarantine the number of divorces increased, and the number of marriages decreased. Last month, many government offices were closed in the country, and weddings were banned.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the New York marriage bureaus have been closed and many couples have postponed or cancelled wedding ceremonies.
Several other states, including Cuyahoga County in Ohio and the state of Colorado, have already begun issuing marriage licenses online, either through video call or an online paperwork process.
So, no matter if you use Zoom meetings, Skype, Webex or any other online tools - now there is no excuse to delay the marriage.
New memes with Johnny Depp are going viral on the on internet after he lost the Court Case against the newspaper tht called him the ‘Wife Beater’
Actor Johnny Depp (57) has reached the dock for a confrontation with the lawyers of his ex-wife, model and actress Amber Heard (34), who accuses him of domestic violence. The trial in which Amber Heard claims that she was beaten by Johnny Depp when they were a couple resumed, on Tuesday, in London.
The trial in which Amber Heard claims that she was beaten by Johnny Depp when they were a couple resumed, on Tuesday, in London.
The two former partners came to the Court of Justice accompanied by witnesses, lawyers and bodyguards.
Dressed on all fours and with their faces covered by makeshift protective masks, Depp and Heard made their way through the waiting journalists.
The actor's lawyers explained that they were informed late that Amber Heard had filed new charges against their client and that she had presented new witnesses, who were to be heard.
The trial, which is expected to take about three weeks, is only partially public. Vanessa Paradis, Depp's former partner, and actress Winona Ryder are expected to testify via a video connection.
Amber Heard submitted evidence to the file which shows that the actor abruptly hit her in 2015-2016, when he had major problems with alcohol consumption. However, one of these pieces of evidence is being challenged by Depp's lawyer, who claims otherwise.
In addition, the star said that he was, in fact, the victim of the attacks coming from his ex-wife and was forced to make efforts to avoid the confrontation. "I was always trying to retreat into my corner," he said.
Asked about one of the scandals, Depp said: "She climbed and she became violent. Mrs. Heard hit me and cut off a finger. "
On the second day of the hearings, on Wednesday, July 8, the American actor made a statement about the "bizarre" behavior of his partner and revealed when he decided to divorce.
"I decided to divorce when she defecated in the marital bed. Mrs. Heard is responsible for the incident. She told our real estate manager it was a harmless prank, but for me, it was the last incident that convinced me we had to separate. Initially, he blamed our dogs ", Depp claimed.
The American star also opened a lawsuit on behalf of his ex-wife, for slander and defamation. Following the accusations launched by Amber Heard, the actor lost several lucrative roles, including the one from the successful series Pirates of the Caribbean.
Moreover, the star sued the British newspaper The Sun and the executive director Dan Wootton, because of some articles that suggest that the Hollywood star behaved with his wife like a "violent monster".
Bemorepanda collected some funny memes and is ready to share them with you.
1.Victim of domestic violence
2.Now say this
4.Depp in the court
5.She is an abuser
6.Poop in the bed
8.We are not in a fight
9.She is not right
10.Just a poop
11.No one will believe
12.She is preparing
13.About the media
14.Let the marathon begin
15.You get what you deserve
16.The new star
19.Who is the abuser?
20.Nowhere to go
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