Novak Djokovic has proved himself to be a real badass of the racket sports, edging out other lords of the game like Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Roger Federer. While he has been slowly setting himself apart as the leader of the Big Four in tennis, he has humbled other rivals like Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, earning himself his sobriquet – The Serbinator.
Apparently, there has been a likeness of his gallantry on the tennis court to the Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s cyborg character in the popular science fiction film – The Terminator.
Born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia; Novak Djokovic was only four and a casual observer at a tennis training camp when Jelena Gencic summoned him to the court and handed him a racquet.
Today, the Serbian professional tennis player has more to brag about other than reigning for 223 weeks in the Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) rankings as the best player in the world. Again, taking the crown of 12 ATP World Tour 500 events is among the least of his accomplishments; The Serbinator has 30 Masters 1000 series titles to his name. Over and above that, he has walked away with 5 ATP Finals title and has won 12 Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic’s Wife, Son, and Affair
For a man who is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, it is quite normal that Djokovic’s accomplishments on the court have towered above who he is, casting a shadow over his personal and love life.
But then, when people like Novak are discussed in the news, it’s usually for attaining a new height in their chosen profession or, for doing what they oughtn’t to have done. For the latter reason, it was a big deal when it emerged that the Serbian tennis king’s marriage has been bedeviled by the string of extramarital affairs he’s been having.
His alleged relationships outside marriage have always been reported with a coated tale of his pre-marriage romantic adventures. Way back in 2011, it circulated that there’s a passionate attachment between Novak and Natasa Bekvalac, a pop star from his country. Although Natasa announced that such an attachment has never existed between her and the tennis star, the rumors about them being an item continued even after Novak Djokovic became husband to Jelena Ristic. This has also been the case with Lidija Popovic (DJ Lady Lee) the dame he dated before he settled for Miss Ristic.
Disregarding those, Djokovic has in the same manner, been amorously linked to a Ukraine lawyer called Victoria and Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone. Interestingly, DJ Lee who claimed to have only maintained a platonic friendship with Novak after they parted ways, came out and proclaimed that Djokovic would be happier if he was with Padukone.
The Serbian lord of the court married his wife, Jelena Novak sometime in July 2014 after they got engaged the previous year. The union was a highlight for a relationship which has endured a handful of several years; the two met in high school and became lovers in 2005.
Apparently, Jelena was pregnant with their first child when they got married. The same year they became life partners, precisely in October, they welcomed their son and named him Stefan. Stefan Djokovic soon became a brother to Tara, the couple’s second child. She was born in September 2017.
From what we’ve gathered, Novak Djokovic’s wife is passionate about education and learning new things. Her interests encompass a wide scope of stuff ranging from branding, entrepreneurship and strategy development to writing and healthy nutrition.
Jelena received her degree in Business Administration and Management in 2008 from Universita Bocconi. Afterward, she bagged a Masters in Luxury Goods and Services from the International University of Monaco (IUM).
Since October 2015, Mrs. Djokovic has been the National Director of Novak Djokovic Foundation, a humanitarian organization her husband founded in 2007. Beyond this, she is the founder and Executive Director of Original Magazine, a publication designed to focus on the life and work of super-famous celebrities and popular individuals across the globe. While she still serves as the Director of her Jelena Ristic Consulting, she has served as the Global CEO of her husband’s foundation (2011 – 2015) and as a Human Resources Coordinator for Tamoil SAM.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Even though it is believed on several quarters that the physical attributes of a tennis player like his body measurements have little to do with determining performance, there is a school of thought that suggests otherwise, attaching some advantages to a players’ heights.
Anyway, it is expected of all athletes to be in good shape and stay fit. As such, Novak Djokovic strives to maintain his body weight of 80 kg. Meanwhile, he has nothing to worry about in terms of height if there are indeed any disadvantages that come with being a not-too-tall tennis player. The man is an inch taller than 6 feet (188 cm).
It has been assumed that other details of his body measurements – chest, arms/biceps and waist respectively measures 38, 13, and 32 inches.