Novak Djokovic explains why he has always been humble with his money
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Novak Djokovic says he knows how it feels not to have much and that's why he has always been very humble when it comes to money and his earnings. On Sunday, Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 in the final at the ATP Finals.
In Turin, Djokovic won all five of his matches - three group matches and then the semifinal and final matches. By winning all five matches in Turin, Djokovic earned himself a big payday - $4,740,300. Now, Djokovic has earned over $160 million in prize money throughout his career.
Novak Djokovic on why he is humble with the money
“Of course, people can see how much we are earning. What the media is not writing about is all the taxes and also the other expenses, but that’s fine. I cannot sit here and talk about money as an issue in my life or anything like that.
I’ve been very blessed and lucky. It comes as a consequence of my tennis and the success that I’ve had, along with my family and my team. I think that every euro that I’ve earned was through hard sweat and tears.
I don’t take anything for granted because I know how it feels like having zero on the table, five family members, war and sanctions. Let’s not forget where I come from, in which kind of era I was growing up I know exactly the opposite side, which helps me in life I think to appreciate everything I earn more," Djokovic explained.
Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam champion, is known as someone who is always willing to donate money and help those in need. Two years ago when the ATP Tour suspended the season due to the pandemic, Djokovic stepped up and wanted to gather money for the lower-ranked players.
Djokovic is a great champion on the court, while off the court he is well-known for his philanthropical efforts.