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.
Jelena Djokovic is a Serbian businesswoman and humanitarian who is married to tennis player Novak Djokovic. She is the national director of the ‘Novak Djokovic Foundation,’ a charity that helps children in need. She was honoured for her philanthropic efforts and contributions to society. Jelena is the founder of ‘Jelena Ristic Consulting,’ a digital marketing firm. She also had a brief modelling career. Jelena is a multilingual woman with a knack for writing.
On June 17, 1986, Miomir and Vera Ristic gave birth to Jelena Risti. She was born and raised in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. Marija, Jelena’s older sister, is her best friend. Jelena went to a Belgrade sports high school. She then went to Milan’s ‘Bocconi University,’ where she earned a business administration degree. She also graduated from the ‘International University of Monaco’ with a master’s degree in luxury brand management.
Jelena Djokovic – formerly Risti – dated her famous athlete husband for eight years before marrying him in 2014. They have a long history together, having attended the same secondary school in Serbia. Their lavish wedding took place just days after Novak won his second Wimbledon title on the grounds of the Aman Sveti Stefan Resort in Montenegro. The stunning bride wore an Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton.