The 14-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic's team gets bigger. The Serbian player has hired a new personal photographer, Ray Giubilo. Giubilo is one of the most historical photographers on the tennis tour. He started his journey in the game at the 1989 Australian Open, and from the early 90s he started working at all the Grand Slams, Fed Cup and Davis Cup ties.
Giubilo was born in Australia and grew up in Italy. Giubilo started his first photography studio in 1981 at Sydney, but he was mostly connected to fashion at the time. In the last years, he also published some photographic books that got a big success.
'In the past, I avoided to follow a single champion because an activity like this one makes complicated the publication of tennis books', said Giubilo. But Djokovic's request was too exciting. Giubilo knows some of the Djokovic's team members, including the Italian agents Edoardo Artaldi and Elena Cappellaro, they started speaking each other and everything started pretty quickly.
The first tournament where Giubilo worked for Djokovic was Toronto Rogers Cup. Besides tennis courts, he follows Djokovic also in extra tennis events. 'Novak is funny, nice, speaks Italian well and he is an AC Milan fan like me.
When we meet each other we just speak about football.' In the next few weeks Giubilo will be at the Singapore WTA Finals, then will go to Paris Masters and London ATP Finals. Giubilo will continue to be part of ITF photographers, but he will clearly have to spend time taking photos of Djokovic.
Source: Il Tennis Italiano ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title