Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements 2022:

Novak Djokovic Australian Open 2022

After the US Open heart-break in 2021, Djokovic was determined to win his 21st major title at his favorite slam, the Australian Open. However, his desire to reach Melbourne and play tennis didn't start off on a right note. Tennis Australia and Victorian Government had issued vaccine mandates for players participating in the event.

Tennis Australia also gave the possibility of medical exemptions to players who can't get vaccinated against COVID-19. Djokovic and his team got the medical exemption approved and entered the land down under.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Upon entering Australia, Djokovic was detained at the airport and was sent to a refugee hotel following as his visa got cancelled. After a week of court exchanges, the Serbian was deported from Australia and sent back to Belgrade.

Novak Djokovic Net Worth 2022

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Novak Djokovic's career earnings aggregate to $220 million. He became the first tennis player to win $100 million in prize money.

He has earned over $153 million so far in prize money as part of his tennis laurels. He is the all-time leader in prize money earnings in tennis.

Djokovic is sponsored by apparel brand Lacoste since 2017. He struck a five-year deal with Lacoste paying a premium to former sponsors, Uniqlo. He wears ASICS shoes.

Other brands who work as sponsors for the Serbian superstar are tennis racquet giant Head, NetJets, Seiko Watch Corporation, and Peugeot.

Djokovic also endorses Serbian telecommunications company Telekom Srbija as well as German nutritional supplement brand FitLine. Djokovic is also the ambassador of Ultimate Software.

As per Forbes, Djokovic received around $32 million in 2002 through sponsorships and various other endorsements. The Serbian ranks 23rd in the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid athletes.

Early and Personal Life

Novak Djokovic began playing tennis since he was just four years old. Amidst difficult circumstances growing up, Djokovic still ended up as the best under-14 player from Europe and went on to shine the brightest on the ATP tour. The Serbian won his first Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open as a 21-year old.

Coming to his personal life, Djokovic started dating Jelena Ristic in 2005 and the couple got engaged in 2013. A year later, they got married in 'Sveti Stefan', a hotel resort in Montenegro.

The couple has two children - Stefan and Tara Djokovic.

Tennis career (2001-2021)

Djokovic started out on a successful path by becoming Europe's top-ranked under-14 player and was also part of the Serbia's Junior Davis Cup event. His best record from the junior tour came at the Australian Open, where he reached the semi-finals in 2004.

Having been considered a player who made regular appearances in the semi-finals at slams, Djokovic found his first major title at the 2008 Australian Open. 2011 was the year where the Serbian star truly started his dominance against two of his biggest rivals -Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Both these opponents frequently met Djokovic and were defeated by the Serb on most occasions. The Serb's dominance continues even in 2021, where he won three Grand Slam titles and came close to winning the fourth at the US Open.

On the whole, Djokovic currently equals Nadal and Federer in terms of majors won(20) and is looking well placed to win more Grand Slams than both his opponents.

Rivalries

Over the years, Djokovic had numerous rivalries on-court against top-tier players. But, his match-ups against Federer, Nadal, and Murray always enthralled fans and turned out to be engaging to watch.

Out of the three big opponents Djokovic over the years, it was his rivalry with Nadal that stands out. The duo played 58 matches against each other on the ATP tour and Djokovic leads the tally by winning 30 contests.

Their most recent interaction came at the semi-finals of the 2021 French Open. In an engaging four-set battle, Djokovic passed the Spaniard's test in flying colors and went on to clinch the Roland Garros title.

Coming to Djokovic's rivalry with Federer, it can be considered one of the most entertaining rivalries on the ATP tour. The duo had numerous close battles but it is the Serb who takes the pivotal lead once again. Both Federer and Djokovic played 50 times on tour, with Djokovic winning 27 matches.

Their most recent contest came in the semi-finals of the 2020 Australian Open. Djokovic easily defeated Federer in straight sets.

Against Murray, Djokovic had a rather comfortable rivalry as he is clearly the dominating player whenever they entered a tennis court. There were instances where Murray took control but overall, it was the Serbian star who lead the head-to-head with 25 victories compared to Murray's 11.

Legacy

Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has 85 ATP titles and has the joint-highest Grand Slam count of 20, tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He is also the only player in history to win all the Grand Slams at least twice.

Shortly after winning his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open 2021, Novak Djokovic crossed, Roger Federer in the most weeks as World No.1 record. The 20-time Major champion crossed 310 weeks at the World Number one spot and he continues to reside at the summit of the sport.

The 2021 season has been fruitful as well as a successful one for the year-end world number one. Djokovic started the year with his 9th Australian Open title at the 18th Grand Slam of his career.

Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam at French Open 2021 when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Hence he completed his double career Grand Slam. En route to the title, he beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

Following his 19th slam at French Open 2021, Djokovic won the record-equaling 20th Grand Slam after beating Matteo Berrettini at Wimbledon Championships 2021 final.

On the verge of achieving his Calendar Slam at the US Open 2021, Daniil Medvedev defeated him in straight sets in the finals in New York- which ended his 27-match winning streak at Grand Slams.

Playing style and equipment

Novak Djokovic is an offensive baseliner, who is also known for his exceptional defensive skills. As years passed, Djokovic improved several aspects of his game like his net skills and also his serve became more accurate and to the point. These successful adjustments are what made him the leader of men's tennis at the moment.

Early in his career, Djokovic used a Wilson racquet but changed the company to Head after his 2008 Australian Open win. Since then, the Serbian star has stuck to 'Head' and is now currently using Head PT113B model.

Novak Djokovic Career Stats

The Serbian tennis star has amassed numerous records in his career. He owns nearly all the all-time records and shares just one record with Roger Federer. He has won 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles, and that is leveled with ahead of Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic clinched his record-extending 9th title at the 2021 Australian Open. His closest rival is Roger Federer, who has six Australian Open titles to his name.

After reaching the finals at the US Open 2021, Djokovic is now tied with Federer for the most Grand Slam final appearances in the history of tennis (31).

You may also like - Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal – The Greatest Rivalry Explained in Numbers

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic – A Rivalry Re-Inventing the Sport of Tennis

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the ATP Tour Number 1 trophy. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Off the court - Novak Djokovic Foundation and Charity Work

Djokovic set up the Novak Djokovic Foundation to develop early childhood education projects in Serbia. It also gives grants for educational initiatives with the aim to help children.

It was founded in 2007 to invest in early childhood education with a focus on Serbia. Only one in two children have access to preschool education in the country.

The belief was that early education can transform the lives of children as well as entire communities. The goal is to create best-in-class programs and learning environments in Serbia.

The Foundation has built and/or repurposed at least 18 schools and helped over 10,000 children to date. Djokovic set it up because he wanted to do something for children.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his first-round match against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

In August 2015, Djokovic was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

Novak Djokovic was born on 22nd May 1987, in Belgrade. He began playing tennis at the age of four.

Novak married his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic in 2014. He and his wife are blessed with a son Stefan and a daughter Tara.

His parents are professional skiers and his brothers are professional tennis players. All of them are based in Serbia.

Age

34

Height

6 ft 2 in

Coach

Marián Vajda and Goran Ivanisevic

Achievements

85 ATP titles

Net Worth

$220 million

Marital Status

Married

Spouse

Jelena Djokovic

Residence

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Nationality

Serbian

Endorsements/Sponsors

Lacoste, Asics, Head, FitLine, Seiko, Peugeot, Ultimate Software Group, NetJets.

Official website - Novak Djokovic 

Twitter - @DjokerNole

Instagram - djokernole

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad