Novak Djokovic Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

Novak Djokovic, a male tennis player and athlete, was born on May 22, 1987, making him 36 years old. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters). Djokovic has excelled in his profession, with a significant net worth of $240 million, primarily through his tennis career. His annual earnings are a combination of salary and winnings, which amount to $4.5 million, and endorsements that add up to an impressive $30 million. 

Djokovic has established his residence in Monte Carlo, Monaco, while proudly holding Serbian citizenship. He is represented by Edoardo Artaldi and is affiliated with the agency WME-IMG. The tennis star has secured sponsorships from renowned brands, including Asics, Head, Hublot, Lacoste, Lemero, NetJets, Peugeot, Raiffeisen Bank International, and Ultimate Software Group.

In his personal life, Novak Djokovic is a married man. He shares a strong bond with his wife, Jelena Ristić, whom he met during high school. The couple began their romantic journey in 2005, and in 2014, they exchanged vows. Their marriage has brought forth two children, creating a nurturing and devoted family environment for this tennis champion.

Quick Facts About Novak Djokovic

Date of BirthMay 22, 1987 (36 years old)
Age36
Place of BirthBelgrade
GenderMale
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionTennis player, Athlete
NationalitySerbia
Source of WealthTennis
Net Worth$240 Million
Salary/Winnings$4.5 M
Endorsements$30 M
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
CitizenshipSerbia
Marital StatusMarried
Children2
AgentEdoardo Artaldi
AgencyWME-IMG
SponsorsAsics, Head, Hublot, Lacoste, Lemero, NetJets, Peugeot, Raiffeisen Bank International, Ultimate Software Group

Novak Djokovic Biography

Novak Djokovic, born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia, is a Serbian professional tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest players in tennis history. 

He turned professional in 2003 and quickly rose through the ranks, achieving his first major success in 2008 by winning the Australian Open

Exceptional movement, powerful groundstrokes, and incredible defensive skills characterize Djokovic’s playing style.

Throughout his career, Djokovic has dominated the Grand Slam tournaments, winning multiple titles at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. 

His rivalry with tennis legends like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has produced memorable matches that captivate tennis enthusiasts worldwide. 

Djokovic’s mental resilience and unwavering determination on the court have earned him the nickname “Nole”.

Beyond tennis, Djokovic is known for his philanthropic works. In 2007, he established the Novak Djokovic Foundation, focusing on improving early childhood education and healthcare in Serbia. 

His dedication to charitable work showcases his commitment to making a positive impact off the court.

Off the tennis court, Djokovic is a devoted family man, married to Jelena Djokovic, and they have two children together. 

With numerous records and achievements to his name, Novak Djokovic continues to make history in tennis. 

His unmatched skills, dedication to giving back, and inspiring personality have solidified his status as a true tennis legend and an inspiration to aspiring athletes worldwide.

Novak Djokovic Career 

Novak Djokovic Career

In 2001, Novak Djokovic excelled in the U14 circuit of the ETA Junior Tour, now known as the Tennis Europe Junior Tour. He faced Andy Murray, a future rival, at the Petits As a tournament, where Murray won 6–0, 6–1.

In 2003, Novak Djokovic made his professional debut on the ATP Tour, entering the tennis scene when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were already established as the dominant players in men’s tennis.

In January 2005, Novak Djokovic made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open. He defeated future rival Stan Wawrinka in the qualifying round but was then dominated by eventual champion Marat Safin in the main draw. Later that year, Djokovic achieved notable results, reaching the third round at Wimbledon and the US Open. He made a remarkable comeback at Wimbledon, saving match points to defeat Guillermo García López. Djokovic also participated in Masters events, with a highlight in Paris, where he reached the third round and defeated Gaël Monfils. By the end of the year, he was ranked No. 78, the youngest player in the top 100.

2007 In the Canadian Open in Montreal, Djokovic achieved an incredible feat. He defeated No. 3 Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals, No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, and No. 1 Roger Federer in the final match. This marked the first time a player had beaten the top three ranked players in one tournament since Boris Becker in 1994. Djokovic also became only the second player, after Tomáš Berdych, to have defeated both Federer and Nadal since they became the top two players in the world. Tennis legend Björn Borg recognized Djokovic as a contender to win a Grand Slam tournament after this impressive performance.

2008 In November, Djokovic, the second seed, competed in the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. He secured wins against Juan Martín del Potro and Nikolay Davydenko in the round-robin stage and Gilles Simon in the semifinals. Djokovic clinched the title at the year-end championship by defeating Davydenko in the final, marking a significant milestone in his career.

In 2009, Novak Djokovic played nearly a hundred matches and expressed feeling “fed up with matches.” As a result, he decided to skip ranking tournaments before the Australian Open. Instead, he began his year by participating in the AAMI Classic, an exhibition event. During this event, Djokovic won against Tommy Haas but faced defeats, including one against Fernando Verdasco and teenager Bernard Tomic.

2010 At the Canadian Open in Toronto, Djokovic faced Roger Federer in the semifinals and suffered a loss. During this tournament, Djokovic also participated in a unique and high-profile doubles partnership with Rafael Nadal, a rare occurrence in tennis. The last such a pairing was in 1976 when Jimmy Connors and Arthur Ashe, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, teamed up as a doubles duo. Djokovic and Nadal, however, were defeated in the first round by the Canadian pair of Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil.

Following his run in Toronto, Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters but faced a loss to Andy Roddick in that stage of the competition.

In 2011, Djokovic had an exceptional tennis season, earning praise from Pete Sampras, who called it the best he had ever seen. Boris Becker also lauded Djokovic’s year as one of the greatest in tennis history, citing his victories over Federer and Nadal. Rafael Nadal, who faced Djokovic in multiple finals, acknowledged that Djokovic’s level of play was the highest he had ever witnessed. Pete Sampras, who called it the best he

2012 Djokovic advanced to his first-ever French Open final after defeating Roger Federer, achieving a significant milestone. He had the opportunity to emulate Rod Laver‘s feat from 1969 by holding all four major titles consecutively. Djokovic had previously secured titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in the previous year, along with this year’s Australian Open victory.

In May 2013, Djokovic was defeated in the second round of the Madrid Open. Grigor Dimitrov defeated him in three sets during the tournament.

In the 2013 French Open, Djokovic began with straight-set wins over David Goffin, Guido Pella, and Grigor Dimitrov. He came from a set down to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber in the fourth round and reached his 16th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, defeating Tommy Haas. Djokovic’s run ended in a five-set semifinal epic against Rafael Nadal.

2014 Djokovic started the year with a victory at the 2013 Mubadala Championship. He continued his success at the Australian Open, winning his first four matches in straight sets. Lukáš Lacko, Leonardo Mayer, Denis Istomin, and the 15th seed Fabio Fognini were his opponents in these matches.

During the US Open, Djokovic advanced to the semifinals but lost in four sets to Kei Nishikori.

In 2015, Djokovic began at the Qatar Open but lost in the quarterfinals to Ivo Karlović. He then excelled at the Australian Open, not dropping a set in the first five rounds. In the semifinals, he faced Stan Wawrinka and, despite some setbacks, won in five sets. Djokovic secured his fifth Australian Open title, surpassing Roger Federer and tying Andre Agassi in Major titles, moving into eighth place on the all-time list.
Djokovic’s victory in the 2015 Australian Open moved him into a tie for eighth place on the all-time list of men with the most Major titles. He shared this position with tennis legends Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Ken Rosewall, and Fred Perry.

Djokovic won his fifth title in Miami by defeating David Ferrer and John Isner. He secured the victory against Andy Murray in three sets. With this win, Djokovic became the first player to complete the Indian Wells – Miami title thrice.

Djokovic rebounded after a tough loss in Paris, mirroring his 2014 comeback. He overcame a two-set deficit to defeat Kevin Anderson in the fourth round. Djokovic secured his third Wimbledon title with a four-set victory over Roger Federer.

In 2016, Djokovic faced defeats in the semifinals and quarterfinals of the Shanghai and Paris tournaments, losing to Roberto Bautista Agut and Marin Čilić, respectively. Due to these results, he surrendered the No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray.

In 2017, Djokovic faced a series of setbacks in his tournaments. In February and March, he participated in the Mexican Open and Indian Wells Masters but was eliminated by Nick Kyrgios in both events before reaching the semifinals. In April, Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters but was defeated by David Goffin. After this tournament, he decided to part ways with his longtime coach Marián Vajda, fitness specialist Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanović, citing the need for a fresh start.

On May 21, 2017, Djokovic made a significant coaching change by announcing that Andre Agassi would become his new coach, starting at the French Open. However, despite being the defending champion, Djokovic faced a quarterfinal exit at the hands of Dominic Thiem during the tournament.

2018 Djokovic reunited with his longtime coach, Marián Vajda, at the Monte-Carlo Masters. During the tournament, he secured victories against Dušan Lajović and Borna Ćorić but faced a loss to Dominic Thiem. Djokovic expressed relief in a press conference, stating, “After two years, finally, I can play without pain.”
On October 31, Rafael Nadal announced his withdrawal from the Paris Masters due to an abdominal injury, allowing Djokovic to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking. Djokovic performed well at the tournament, defeating Roger Federer in a closely contested three-set semifinal match. However, in the end, he faced an upset by the unseeded Karen Khachanov.

In 2021, Djokovic entered the US Open to become the third man in history to achieve the Grand Slam in men’s singles. He faced some tough challenges during the tournament. He lost the first set to Kei Nishikori in the third round but rallied to win the following three sets and advance. This pattern continued in the next rounds, with Djokovic losing the first set but ultimately defeating Jenson Brooksby and Matteo Berrettini.
In the semifinals, Djokovic faced Alexander Zverev and secured a hard-fought victory in five sets, earning a place in his record-equaling 31st major final. However, in the end, he met Daniil Medvedev and suffered a straight-set loss, ending his chances of achieving the Grand Slam.

At the Paris Masters, Djokovic’s journey to the final included a victory over Hubert Hurkacz. His appearance in the final secured the year-end No. 1 ranking for the seventh time, surpassing Pete Sampras’ record.

At the Madrid Open in May 2022, Djokovic advanced to the semifinals but was defeated in three sets by the eventual champion, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz.

A week later, at the Italian Open, he reached his twelfth career final in this Masters tournament. Djokovic secured his 1,000th career win in the semifinals, becoming only the fifth man in the Open Era to achieve this milestone.

In the final, he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, clinching his sixth Italian Open title and extending his record with a 38th Masters title.

In the 2022 French Open, Djokovic entered as the defending champion. He had a strong start, defeating Yoshihito Nishioka, Alex Molčan, Aljaž Bedene, and Diego Schwartzman in straight sets.
In the quarterfinals, Djokovic faced his longtime rival Rafael Nadal in their record-extending 59th meeting. However, he met a defeat in four sets, bringing an end to his title defense at the French Open.

At the ATP Finals, Djokovic, seeded seventh, achieved historic milestones. He won his first round-robin match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, recording his 60th career victory over a Top 3 player, a feat never achieved before in the ATP rankings era (since 1973). Djokovic defeated Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev to reach the semifinals. He defeated Taylor Fritz, securing his eighth ATP Finals final appearance and a 15th-year-end top-5 ranking finish.

Djokovic faced Casper Ruud in the final and won his record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title. He also became the first player to win the ATP Finals in three decades—in the 2000s, in the 2010s, and in the 2020s. At 35, Djokovic became the most senior champion in the tournament’s 53-year history.

Djokovic began his 2023 season by securing his 92nd career title at the 2023 Adelaide International. He faced Sebastian Korda in the final and won three sets after saving a championship point.

At the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, Djokovic aimed to secure a fifth consecutive title and equal a record-eighth Wimbledon title. He reached the semifinals by winning straight-set matches against Pedro Cachin, Jordan Thompson, and Stan Wawrinka, as well as four-set victories over Hubert Hurkacz and Andrey Rublev. In the semifinals, he faced Jannik Sinner in a rematch of their quarterfinal from the previous year. Djokovic emerged victorious in straight sets, advancing to his 5th consecutive and 9th overall Wimbledon final.

Djokovic faced Carlos Alcaraz in the final, but he lost an epic match in five sets. This defeat marked the end of his remarkable 34-match winning streak at Wimbledon since 2018 and his unbeaten run in Wimbledon finals and Centre Court since his 2013 loss to Andy Murray.

At the 2023 US Open, Djokovic had an impressive run, dropping only two sets on his way to the title. He faced a tough challenge from his fellow countryman Laslo Djere in the third round but managed to win from two sets down. Djokovic’s journey to the semifinals marked a significant milestone as he surpassed Roger Federer’s Open Era record by reaching his 47th men’s singles major semifinal.

Furthermore, by reaching the final, Djokovic matched Federer’s record of getting all major finals in a season three times. In the final, he faced Daniil Medvedev in their 2021 US Open final rematch. Djokovic emerged victorious in straight sets, securing his fourth US Open title and extending his record with a 24th men’s singles major title overall. This achievement also equaled Margaret Court’s record of significant singles titles by any gender.

Djokovic secured the Year-End World No. 1 ranking for a record-extending eighth time and spent 400 weeks at No. 1 after winning his first match against Holger Rune at the 2023 ATP Finals.

Singles

TypeWonLostTotal
Grand Slam231235
Olympic Games000
ATP Finals628
ATP Masters 1000391857
ATP Tour 50015318
ATP Tour 25012517

Doubles

TypeWonLostTotal
ATP Tour 250123

Novak Djokovic Net Worth

Novak Djokovic Net Worth

Novak Djokovic, the Serbian professional tennis player, has amassed a substantial net worth of $240 million. 

His on-court earnings alone have exceeded $170 million, making him the highest-earning player in tennis history. 

Djokovic’s success is not limited to the court; he has secured lucrative brand ambassador deals with major companies like Uniqlo, Mercedes-Benz, and Seiko, contributing significantly to his wealth.

In 2012, Novak signed a five-year brand ambassador deal with Uniqlo, reportedly worth 8 million Euros annually. 

His association with the brand helped boost his financial standing and global recognition. Additionally, Djokovic has partnered with other prestigious brands, such as Mercedes-Benz and Seiko, further adding to his net worth.

Djokovic’s entrepreneurial works and intelligent financial decisions have contributed to his wealth. 

In 2017, he terminated his association with Uniqlo and became a brand ambassador for Lacoste, making his status a sought-after figure in endorsements.

With his exceptional tennis skills and strategic business choices, Novak Djokovic has secured his position as one of the best tennis players and a savvy entrepreneur. His net worth reflects his incredible achievements on and off the court, making him a true sports icon and a financial success story.

Novak Djokovic Personal Life

Novak Djokovic’s personal life is marked by his long-standing relationship with his wife, Jelena Ristić. The two first met in high school and started dating in 2005. 

They eventually tied the knot in 2014, and they welcomed their first child the same year. Their family grew further with the arrival of their second child in 2017, creating a loving and supportive home for the tennis star.

In addition to his close relationship with his wife, Djokovic shares a strong friendship with fellow Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, whom he has known since childhood. 

This bond reflects the close-knit community of Serbian tennis players and the company they share.

Beyond his tennis career, Djokovic exhibits a passion for soccer, one of his favorite sports. 

He is also known for his commitment to meditation, spending up to an hour daily in meditative practice. 

Djokovic’s connection to his Serbian heritage is apparent in his membership in the Serbian Orthodox Church, which holds special significance in his life. 

These aspects of his personal life reveal a well-rounded individual who values family, friendship, and spirituality alongside his sporting achievements.

Novak Djokovic Education

Novak Djokovic’s educational journey took a different path as he focused solely on his tennis career after graduating high school. 

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Djokovic decided not to pursue higher education and began grinding his tennis skills at a young age. 

At just 13 years old, he joined the prestigious Pilic Academy of Tennis in Germany, where he further developed his talent under expert guidance. 

From there, Djokovic’s dedication and hard work on the tennis court led him to achieve remarkable success, winning numerous international titles and earning a place among the greatest tennis players in history. 

Despite not pursuing traditional formal education, his relentless pursuit of excellence in tennis has become the defining aspect of his life’s journey.

Novak Djokovic Philanthropy

Novak Djokovic has shown a solid commitment to philanthropy through his foundation, the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which he founded in 2007. 

The foundation’s primary mission is to support children from disadvantaged communities, aiming to create nurturing and safe environments for their growth and development. 

Over the years, the foundation has worked tirelessly to promote early childhood education in Serbia, partnering with organizations like the World Bank to achieve its goals. 

The foundation has made significant progress, having built 55 schools and supported over 53,691 children and their families.

In addition to his foundation’s efforts, Djokovic has actively participated in various charity matches and initiatives to help those in need. 

He has been involved in raising funds for causes such as the reconstruction of the Avala Tower and providing aid to victims of natural disasters, including the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2010–11 Queensland floods. 

His generosity extended beyond Serbia, as he contributed to relief efforts during the 2014 Balkans floods, supporting victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. 

Moreover, Djokovic has been recognized for his outstanding humanitarian contributions, receiving the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award in 2012 and serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2015. 

Throughout his career, Djokovic has consistently shown a deep sense of social responsibility and a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others through his philanthropic works.

Novak Djokovic Investment

As Novak Djokovic’s tennis career grew, he ventured into the business world, primarily through Family Sport, a legal entity in Serbia managed by his immediate family members. 

Initially focusing on the restaurant business, the company launched Novak Café & Restaurant, a franchise celebrating Djokovic’s tennis achievements. Over time, Family Sport expanded its operations to include real estate, sports/entertainment event organization, and sports apparel distribution, with his father, Srdjan and uncle Goran handling most day-to-day operations. 

In 2009, the company purchased the Dutch Open tennis tournament, relocating it to Serbia as the Serbia Open, a significant contribution to the local tennis scene.

Beyond the hospitality industry, Djokovic diversified his investments by launching Djokolife, a line of nutritional food products, in 2015. 

Moreover, in 2016, he opened a vegan restaurant named Eqvita in Monte Carlo. While the restaurant later closed, these ventures showcased his interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle. 

Additionally, Djokovic holds an 80% stake in QuantBioRes, a biotech firm working on developing a drug for COVID-19 treatment using electromagnetic frequency research. 

However, some experts have raised concerns about the validity of this approach, leading to debate within the scientific community.

Djokovic has proved his entrepreneurial spirit throughout his career, investing in various ventures and exploring opportunities beyond the tennis court. 

As one of the most successful and highest-earning tennis players in history, his involvement in business and investments has allowed him to diversify his income and expand his impact beyond the sport of tennis.

Novak Djokovic’s Social Media Following

Novak Djokovic’s social media following is a testament to his enormous popularity and influence in tennis. 

With 13.7 million followers on Instagram, he holds the title of being the most followed tennis player on the planet on this platform, showcasing the global reach of his fan base. 

Additionally, Djokovic has 9.2 million followers on Twitter and 10 million followers on Facebook, further building his status as a social media powerhouse. 

Through his strong online presence, Djokovic engages with fans worldwide, providing them with updates on his career, insights into his personal life, and a glimpse into his off-court activities. 

As a result, he excels on the tennis court and in the digital world, where he continues to connect with millions of followers and inspire tennis enthusiasts globally.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Novak Djokovic is an exceptional athlete who has significantly impacted both on and off the tennis court. 

With an outstanding career filled with numerous achievements, he has firmly established himself as one of the greatest tennis players ever. 

His record-breaking career earnings and lucrative brand endorsements have contributed to his impressive net worth, making him one of the wealthiest athletes in the world.

Beyond his sporting accomplishments, Djokovic has shown a solid commitment to philanthropy and social causes. 

Through the Novak Djokovic Foundation, he has substantially contributed to improving early childhood education and supporting disadvantaged communities. 

His charitable efforts and involvement in various business ventures reflect his desire to create a positive impact and give back to society. 

As he continues to be an influential tennis figure, Djokovic’s legacy will be remembered for his exceptional talent, philanthropic works, and entrepreneurial spirit.

FAQs

Who has beaten Djokovic in all 4 majors?

Only two players have defeated Novak Djokovic in all four major Grand Slam tournaments: Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer and Spanish powerhouse Rafael Nadal.

What is Djokovic known for?

Novak Djokovic is renowned as one of the greatest men’s players in the history of tennis. His impressive collection of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, including an unparalleled 10 Australian Open championships, is a testament to his exceptional skill and dominance on the court.

Alice Moreno
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Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

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