Novak Djokovic: Unknown facts about the legend
16-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic has established himself as one of the most consistent players of this generation. Djokovic has already sealed two Slams in 2019. He pocketed the Wimbledon earlier this month after an epic battle against Roger Federer. As expected, Djokovic has scripted several records in his illustrious career. And here are some unknown facts about him.
Djokovic had a special feeling towards tennis, although he liked skiing and football. The Serb held a tennis racquet for the first time when he was just four. It was given to him by his father. Former tennis star Jelena Gencic complimented a six-year-old Djokovic as the greatest talent she ever saw since Monica Seles. Gencic then trained Djokovic for six years.
Djokovic has a special love for languages. He can speak Serbian, English, French, German, and Italian. It was in high school that he met his wife Jelena. The two started dating in 2005. Djokovic's talent was witnessed right at the age of 14. It was then when he began his international career, winning European championships in singles, doubles, and team competitions.
Djokovic has a brilliant sense of humor and has entertained the audience with fun off-court impersonations of other tennis stars. During the 2007 US Open, he impersonated the likes of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. His impersonations also gained popularity on You Tube. Djokovic also did an impression of John McEnroe during the 2009 US Open.
Djokovic is also a member of the "Champions for Peace" club. It's a club that comprises of famous and elite athletes who are committed to serving peace in the world through sport. The club was founded by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization. The world number one men's tennis player is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church as well.
Djokovic once dedicated all his prize money to the people of Serbia during the disastrous flood scene in 2014. He won a tournament in Rome and distributed earnings of $749,934. The famed tennis star eats gluten free food. He feels that it has helped him remain fit. He has also refrained himself from consuming alcohol and dairy products as well.