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June 26, 2017

Novak Djokovic net worth

By Suren Prasad

Graduating from Germany’s Pilic Tennis Academy in 1999, Novak Djokovic is reported to be worth $160 million.

His international career commenced in 2001, playing the Junior Davis Cup final for Yugoslavia. He won the Dutch Open in 2006 and got into the top 20.
How did Djokovic become a millionaire?

Climbing to the top 10 in 2007, Djokovic went on to beat Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals, Rafael Nadal in the semifinals and Roger Federer in the final of the Rogers Cup, Montreal, becoming the second player to beat the top three in the same tournament after Boris Becker in 1994.

Djokovic then went on to win his first Grand Slam singles, the 2008 Australian Open, and a Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In 2009, Djokovic lost to Nadal at the Madrid Open final in what was the Open Era’s longest three-set singles match, lasting 4h:3min.

In 2010, second ranked Djokovic partnered top ranked Nadal to reach the final of the Rogers Cup, Toronto. Djokovic then won the 2010 Davis Cup, while ranking third for the fourth consecutive year.

Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open along with five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. His most lucrative season in terms of prize money at the ATP World Tour (£8 million), 2011 saw Djokovic making world number one.

He began 2012 by beating Nadal to win the Australian Open in what became the longest Grand Slam match in Open Era history at at 5h:53min.

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In 2013, Djokovic beat Murray to win the Australian Open a record third consecutive time, but lost top spot to Nadal.

With Boris Becker coaching him, Djokovic won the 2014 Wimbledon final against Federer, regaining the top rank.

He won a record fifth Australian Open title beating Murray in 2015, bringing his Grand Slam tally to eight.

Djokovic endorses nutritional supplement FitLine, Telekom Srbija, Adidas footwear, Sergio Tacchini, Swiss watch Audemars Piguet, Mercedes-Benz, Bombardier’s Learjet and Uniqlo.

During 2005, Djokovic established Family Sport, which runs theme cafés.

He has won a total of 21 Masters 1000 series titles, 31 consecutive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series matches and eight of the nine ATP Masters 1000 tournament finals played.

His award list includes Serbia’s Best Male Tennis Player (2006-2014), DSL Sport’s Golden Badge (2007, 2010 and 2011), Best Sportsman chosen by the Olympic Committee of Serbia (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014), Best Male Tennis Player ESPY award (2012-2013) and ITF World Champion (2011-2014).

His earnings in 2014 alone, including career winnings and sponsorships, amounted to £22 million.

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