He’s been top of the tree in tennis for years, and as his June 5 French Open victory against Andy Murray proved, he’s simply unbeatable. But what do you know about the Serbian icon who rules the court? Let us tell everything you need to know here!
The term ‘The Greatest’ gets bandied around fairly often. But tennis god Novak Djokovic, 29, can really lay claim to being one of the best players to ever play tennis. Just ask his opponent Andy Murray at the French Open final on June 5, who absolutely blitzed 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. But what do you know about the tennis hottie? Let us tell you everything you need to know!
How many Grand Slam titles has he won?
This really is an astonishing record. Novak has won 12 Grand Slam titles, including winning the Australia Open six times, Wimbledon three times, the US Open twice and the French Open once. That’s the fourth most in history!
He’s a hero in his own country.
Believe it or not, Novak is Serbia’s first ever number one ranked tennis player, which makes him their biggest ever sports star. He’s also the first, and only, Serbian to win a Grand Slam title.
How long has he been ranked as world number one?
This is simply incredible. Novak has been top of the pile, despite the threats of the likes of Andy and Roger Federer, for an incredible 200 weeks. That’s just under 4-years. No one has toppled him for THAT LONG!
So he must’ve have made some serious cash money?
You’re not wrong! In prize money, and you might want to sit down for this, he’s earned an incredible $99,673,404. With endorsements on top of that, Novak is believed to be worth $140 million.
He married his high-school sweetheart!
Novak met his future wife Jelena Ristic in high-school, and the two married in a beautiful ceremony Sveti Stefan in Montenegro. They have one son together, Stefan who was born in October 2014.
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