Novak Djokovic and Wife Jelena Announce Delightful Christmas News for Serbian Kids

Published 12/19/2021, 9:43 AM EST
MONACO, MONACO – FEBRUARY 18: Jelena Djokovic with Laureus World Sportsman of The Year 2019 Nominee Novak Djokovic kiss during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)


Novak Djokovic finished the 2021 season on a high note. He is the World No. 1 for a record seventh time in a row and also won three Grand Slams. Consequently, the Serbian has now tied rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the all-time Grand Slam tally. Currently, all three players hold 20 major titles each.

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Outside of the Tennis court, his charity, Novak Djokovic Foundation, dedicates itself to creating a better future for children in Serbia. Recently, Djokovic announced great news for the city of Nis in Serbia.

Novak Djokovic and his wife are doubling the worldwide donations for Nis

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Jelena Djokovic and Novak Djokovic attend the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at The Guildhall on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

In order to create a better future for Serbia, Novak Djokovic Foundation is always open to donations and financial help from all over the world. This time, entrepreneur and humanitarian Jelena Djokovic, wife to Novak Djokovic, has announced great news ahead of the Season of Giving.

In particular, the foundation focuses heavily on creating and building pre-schools for Serbian children. Thus, their latest campaign is dedicated to building a preschool in Nis for a hundred children. Jelena, speaking for the Foundation, talked about the holiday season.

“(This is) the time of the year when it’s good to remind ourselves that happiness multiplies when we share it with others.” Then, she thanked everyone who helped fund and build the new preschool in Nis.

Furthermore, the 35-YO announced what she and Novak would be doing for the same campaign. “Novak and I have decided to support this campaign by matching all your donations,” Jelena shared. “This modest contribution of ours will help a hundred children gain access to preschool education and reduce the waiting list which contains more than a thousand in Nis only.

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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France. November 5, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during an interview after winning his quarter-final match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

In recognition of his accomplishments, Djokovic’s home country, Serbia, honored him with a rare and prestigious gesture. Notably, no other athlete in Serbia has been given this honor.

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The Serbian National Postal Service released a domestic and international mailing stamp with Novak Djokovic’s face and name on it. Furthermore, the authority will also be partnering with the Novak Djokovic Foundation in their mission to send every Serbian child to preschool.

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The country of Serbia is certainly grateful to the Serbinator for using his platform to amplify the nation’s needs and the rest of the world for coming together to help.

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. A collegiate athlete himself, he admires all sportspersons who put in the work in order to achieve excellence.

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