Novak Djokovic Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Novak Djokovic Net Worth 

Novak Djokovic has an estimated net worth of $220 million. Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic won his first of multiple Grand Slam championships in 2008 and took over the world’s No. 1 ranking in 2011. He earns most of his income from his career as a tennis player and brand endorsements. 

Novak Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four and was sent to train in Germany at the age of thirteen. After steadily rising through the ranks, he won the Australian Open in 2008 and led the Serbian national team to its first Davis Cup victory in 2010. In 2011, he won three of the four Grand Slams and compiled a 43-match winning streak on his way to becoming the world’s No. 1 player. With his first French Open victory in 2016, he became the first man to hold all four major titles at the same time since Rod Laver in 1969.

To calculate the net worth of Novak Djokovic, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Novak Djokovic
Net Worth: $220 Million
Monthly Salary: $2 Million
Annual Income: $30 Million
Source of Wealth: Tennis player, Athlete, Actor

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Early Life

Djokovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 22, 1987. Srdjan and Dijana owned Family Sports, which included three restaurants and a tennis academy. Djokovic’s father, uncle, and aunt were all professional skiers, and his father was also a soccer prodigy, but he was a tennis prodigy.

Djokovic was spotted by Yugoslavian tennis legend Jelena Gencic at his parents’ sports complex in the summer of 1993, when he was six years old. Gencic then spent the next six years working with Djokovic. The war in former Yugoslavia and the bombing of Belgrade meant that Djokovic and his family would spend a few hours in the middle of each night in the basement for nearly three months.

Djokovic has stated that the hardships of war inspired him to pursue tennis with even more zeal. He was sent to the Pilic Academy in Munich, Germany, at the age of 13 to pursue higher levels of competition. He began his international career at the age of 14 in 2001.

Career Highlights

Djokovic, then 14, finished 2001 as a triple European champion in singles, doubles, and team competition. In a team competition, he won a silver medal for Yugoslavia at the World Junior Championship. At the age of 16, he was ranked the 40th best junior tennis player in the world after winning five ITF tournaments. He won his first ATP Challenger tournament in 2004, in Budapest, where he began as a qualifier. The following year, he qualified for Wimbledon and advanced to the third round, propelling him into the Top 100.

Djokovic reached the semifinals of the French Open and Wimbledon in 2007. He won his second Masters title in Montreal, defeating the world’s top three players — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Roddick — to move up to third place.

He won a bronze medal in singles tennis for Serbia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For the first time in Serbian history, the Serbian national team won the Davis Cup in 2010. Djokovic went on to win 43 consecutive matches in 2011, the only player in the world to do so. That same year, he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open, propelling him to the top of the tennis world.

Djokovic won the Australian Open singles title and advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals in 2012. In the semifinals, he was defeated by longtime rival Federer, who went on to win the Wimbledon final against Andy Murray. Later that year, in the final of the US Open, Djokovic faced Murray himself. He fought hard against Murray, but he lost the match in five sets.

Djokovic won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open for the third year in a row in 2013. That year, he finished runner-up at Wimbledon, losing in the final to Andy Murray. Djokovic was the top-ranked player at the US Open. He easily defeated his opponents in the first three rounds, but he was defeated in the final by Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title in 2014, defeating seven-time champion Roger Federer in five sets. It was his seventh Grand Slam championship. Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the 2014 US Open semifinals to reach the finals for the eighth time. He was then defeated in the semifinals by Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who became the country’s first player to reach a Grand Slam final.

Djokovic began 2015 by defeating Andy Murray in the Australian Open after a tense battle on the blue court. It was his fifth Australian Open victory and his eighth Grand Slam triumph. He then defeated nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals before losing to Stan Wawrinka in the final to claim his first French title.

That July, Djokovic was back in the mix at Wimbledon, defeating Richard Gasquet in the semifinals before upsetting Federer to win his third singles title on the famed grass courts. In the rain-delayed 2015 U.S. Open final, Djokovic shrugged off a hard fall early in the match and eventually clinched a tough four-set win over Federer. The victory gave him his tenth major singles title and gave him a year-long Grand Slam record of 27-1.

The world’s No. 1 dominated the start of the 2016 season, winning his sixth Australian Open title. Following consecutive runner-up finishes at Roland Garros, he finally broke through with his first French Open title that June.

With the victory, he became the eighth man in history to complete the career Grand Slam, and the first since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at the same time. But Djokovic’s quest to win all four Grand Slams in 2016 came to an end in the first week of competition at Wimbledon, when he was defeated by Sam Querry, an American ranked No. 41. Later that year, he was defeated by Wawrinka in the US Open final.

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Rio Olympics 2016

The No. 1 ranked player in the world was knocked out of the Olympics on the second day of competition by Juan Martn del Potro of Argentina, who defeated him 7-6, 7-6.

Despite leaving the courts in tears, Djokovic told reporters, “Delpo was the more talented player and deserved to win. That’s how sport works.”

“It’s very sad and disappointing to be out of the tournament this early,” he added, “but I’m glad a good friend of mine who has struggled with injuries has won.”

Injury and Wimbledon Comeback

Following some disappointing early-season results, including a second-round loss at the Australian Open, Djokovic sought to shake things up by hiring tennis legend Andre Agassi as his new coach. That summer, he won the grass court Eastbourne International tournament, but after retiring in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he announced he would sit out the rest of the season to rest his ailing right elbow.

After losing in the fourth round of the 2018 Australian Open, Djokovic underwent elbow surgery, and while he struggled in his first tournaments back in March, the champion within showed signs of awakening. That summer, he defeated Rafael Nadal in a marathon five-set semifinal at Wimbledon before defeating Kevin Anderson to win his 13th Grand Slam title. Djokovic then defeated del Potro, his 2016 Olympic opponent, to win his 14th Grand Slam title and third US Open title.

Djokovic defeated Nadal in January 2019 to win a record seventh Australian Open singles title and his 15th overall major title, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for third all-time. He added to his tally by defeating Federer in a thrilling five-set Wimbledon final that summer, though his run at the season’s final Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, ended in a disappointing fourth-round exit due to a shoulder injury.

The following February, Djokovic rallied from a two-set deficit against Austrian Dominic Thiem to win his eighth Australian Open singles title, vaulting him back to the top of the ATP rankings.

2020 Disqualification and Australian Open Win

No. 1 seed Djokovic was disqualified in the fourth round of the 2020 US Open in September 2020 after accidentally hitting a line judge with a tennis ball. He also tested positive for COVID-19 that year.

Djokovic won the Australian Open in February 2021, his 18th Grand Slam title, defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6.

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Personal Life

Djokovic can communicate in Serbian, Italian, German, and English. His two younger brothers, Marko (born in 1991) and Djordje (born in 1995), both pursued professional tennis careers after him. Djokovic’s upbeat personality has earned him the moniker “Djoker,” which combines his surname and the word “joker.” He is well-known for his off-court impersonations of teammates.

Djokovic is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Christian church, and he was awarded the Order of St. Sava, 1st class, the highest decoration given, in April 2011, “for his demonstrated love for the church and the Serbian people.” He is a member of the Champions for Peace club, which was founded by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.

He established the Novak Djokovic Foundation to assist disadvantaged children in Serbia in obtaining an education and the resources they need to live productive and healthy lives.

In 2005, Djokovic began dating Jelena Ristic.

The couple got engaged in 2013 and married on July 10, 2014, just days after his Wimbledon victory.

On October 21, 2014, they welcomed a son named Stefan, and on September 2, 2017, they welcomed a daughter named Tara.

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