Jelena Djokovic’s Class Act on Behalf of the Novak Djokovic Foundation

Published 10/20/2021, 3:55 PM EDT
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)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been a true ambassador of this sport for the past decade. After trailing behind the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, he’s now level with both at 20 Grand Slam titles each. Ever since becoming a prominent figure in tennis, the Serb has had his own charitable institution, the Novak Djokovic Foundation. 

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His wife, Jelena Djokovic, is the co-founder and director of the organization. The main focus is to take care of underprivileged children.  

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Jelena went on to social media and gracefully celebrated the outcome of the initiative. She stated, To each and every one of you who are with us on this Novak Foundation mission to reach every child in Serbia – thank you. A heartfelt thank you. I hope one day you’ll come in person to Serbia and witness the magnitude of your generosity. 48 kindergartens so far!!! Well done!!”

On seeing the positive outcome, Novak tweeted,Our 48th school !! Wow, we are so grateful to our Novak Foundation supporters thank you. Hvala svima”

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Novak Djokovic Foundation reaches a milestone 

The whole campaign was a great initiative by Novak and his wife, Jelena. They recently set up their 48th school to aid the education of children who are less privileged. The tagline of their foundation reads, “Every child needs a champion to believe in their dreams“. Thanks to Nole, these kids certainly have a brighter future. 

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia speaks to the crowd during the trophy presentation ceremony after his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Coming to tennis, Djokovic was last seen at the US Open. He lost in the final to Daniil Medvedev and has not been seen since then. However, he intends to make a comeback to represent Serbia in the Davis Cup 2021. We wish him all the best in the upcoming matches and for the rest of the season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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