What is Novak Djokovic's net worth?
Djokovic is currently in a legal battle with Australia's border authorities over his right to remain in the country for this month's Australian Open.
Men’s tennis world number one Novak Djokovic, who is embroiled in a legal fight over his right to remain in Australia for the upcoming Australian Open, has an estimated net worth of over $200 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Djokovic’s total fortune stands at $220m.
Djokovic annual earnings at nearly $40m, per Forbes
In June 2021, the 34-year-old placed 46th on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, the business magazine calculating his earnings over the previous 12 months at $34.5m. This figure broke down as $4.5m in on-court earnings and $30m from endorsements.
Djokovic’s sponsors include sportswear manufacturers Asics and Lacoste, tennis equipment specialists Head, and watch makers Hublot.
In August 2021, Forbes then estimated Djokovic’s annual income at the higher figure of $38m, making the Serb the world’s fourth-best-paid tennis player over the previous year, behind Roger Federer ($90.6m), Naomi Osaka ($60.1m) and Serena Williams ($41.8m).
This new estimate again placed his off-court earnings at $30m, but put the total prize money he had earned over the previous 12 months at $8m. In that period, Djokovic won the 2021 Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon men’s singles titles, his victory in SW19 pulling him level with Federer and Rafa Nadal on a record 20 men’s grand slam singles championships.
In September 2021, Djokovic narrowly missed out on an unprecedented 21st major men's singles title - and a calendar-year grand slam - when he suffered a straight-sets defeat to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final of the US Open.
Djokovic launches legal challenge after Australian visa revoked
Djokovic is currently locked in a battle with Australia’s border authorities over his application for an exemption from rules requiring all players and staff at the Australian Open to be vaccinated against covid-19.
The defending champion, who has won the men's singles tournament at Melbourne Park nine times, had his visa cancelled by the Australian Border Force following his arrival down under this week, after the ABF deemed he had "failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia”.
Djokovic’s legal team has lodged an appeal against the decision, with court documents submitted on Saturday showing the player sought a vaccine exemption based on the fact that he had covid-19 in December.
Djokovic has adopted a public anti-vax stance throughout the covid-19 pandemic, saying in April 2020: “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn't want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel.”
His case is to be heard in court on Monday morning.
The 2022 Australian Open begins on 17 January.