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WOW! Novak Djokovic Makes a Mammoth Donation in Serbia

Published 05/30/2020, 5:59 PM EDT

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In the month of March, when the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak in Europe, World Number one Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena donated one million Euros for their nation, Serbia.

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And now, reportedly, the Serbian legend has come up with another generous initiative, as he has donated a jaw-dropping amount of five million Euros to the Serbian public health system, charities run by the Serbian Orthodox Church, and to vulnerable groups of the society. His home country of Serbia has recorded more than eleven thousand cases of coronavirus.

Earlier, through his foundation, he contributed to the healthcare institutions in Italy and Spain as well. Over there, he funded the purchase of respirators and medical supplies.


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The two countries were the worst-hit nations at the time. Novak was wretched after seeing his friends and fans suffering in those two countries.

“Dear Italy, even if you are going through a very difficult period. I know that you are not alone in this situation. We support you and send you our love, our prayers, and wish you to remain strong to face and overcome these difficult days. Stay strong, courageous, confident, healthy, and united. Everything will be fine,” Djokovic published on social media.


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However, the amount donated to Spain and Italy has not been disclosed. Summing up all his donations in the recent past, approximately, the highest-paid tennis player in terms of prize money has donated more than six million euros during these unprecedented times.

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Recently, the Serb was ranked in the list of top-100 highest-paid athletes list by Forbes. He took the 23rd position with total earnings of US $44.6 million (from June 2019 to 2020).  His arch-rival Rafael Nadal was ranked 27th in the list with a total amount of US $40 million as his annual earnings. And his other nemesis, Roger Federer, topped the list with annual earnings of US $106.3 million.



Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.