Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players ever to grace the tennis courts, having won a combined total of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. In terms of Grand Slam trophies, the Serbian World No. 1 is tied with seasoned giants Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic has held the No. 1 ranking for a record 338 weeks and has concluded the year as the ATP year-end No. 1 on a joint-record six occasions. He has a staggering 85 ATP singles trophies to his credit. It includes a record nine Australian Open crowns and a joint-record 36 Masters titles. The Serbian is the only player in the Open Era to achieve a double career Grand Slam. Besides, he is the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the modern ATP Tour, which he has done twice.
Regarded as an aggressive baseline player, Djokovic’s backhand is often recognised as one of the best in the modern game. He is particularly good at returning serves and his backhand down the line is one of his biggest strengths. His serve is another major weapon he has in his kitty, helping him to win several free points. Djokovic started out playing tennis when he was four years old. Marko and Djordje, his two younger brothers, have also played professional tennis.
Having won a plethora of singles, masters and grand slam titles in his career to date, it is estimated that Djokovic’s net worth is approximately USD 220 million. According to Forbes, the fact that some $153 million of this amount stems from his tennis wins alone makes him one of the highest earning athletes in the world. Djokovic also reaps considerable rewards from his lucrative sponsorships. The tennis pro’s sponsorship deal with Lacoste was extended until 2025 in 2021, with Djokovic earning more than USD 9 million per year for wearing Lacoste gear at his matches. He is also sponsored by tennis racket manufacturer Head, sportswear and equipment brand ASICS and more.
He has won 20 Grand Slams. He is the No.1 ranked player in the whole world. Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players of all time and that is what makes him a phenomenal player. His prize money over the years has been simply staggering. Here is the breakup of his exponential increase in prize money over the years.
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