Novak Djokovic explains why he lives in Monte Carlo



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Novak Djokovic explains why he lives in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic was born in Belgrade and when he can he goes there to spend time with his family and friends and also train with his fellow compatriots tennis players. But many years ago he has set his residence in Monte Carlo where he lives with his wife Jelena and their two children, boy Stefan and girl Tara.

Monte Carlo is probably the most popular tax haven, but the beauty of the place was what brought Djokovic to live there. 'Monte‑Carlo is a place where a lot of athletes in general live and a lot of tennis players in the last couple of decades', the 31-year-old said.

'The first time I arrived to Monte‑Carlo was for qualifications of the tournament when I was 17, and after then I started spending a little bit more time there because my coach lives there, my former coach still lives there, Riccardo Piatti.

So I worked with him for a year. I used that as a training base. At that time I was still living in Serbia. And then I like the place for several reasons. Most importantly, I have my own place there, and I can dedicate my time and focus myself to the tennis.

I just enjoy it. At this stage of my life, that's something that is very valuable.' Djokovic made 12 appearances in the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters so far, winning 32 matches and losing 10. He got the title in 2013 beating the Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final and in 2015 defeating Tomas Berdych.

This year he lost to the Austrian Dominic Thiem in the third round. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title