Novak Djokovic says that he knows how it feels to not have much and that is 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 of 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 huge prize: $4,740,300. Now, Djokovic has earned more than $160 million in prize money throughout his career.
Novak Djokovic on why he is humble with money
“Of course, people can see how much we are earning. What the media don’t write about is all the taxes and also the other expenses, but that’s okay. I can’t sit here and talk about money as a problem in my life or something.
I have been very blessed and lucky. It comes as a consequence of my tennis and the success that I have had, along with my family and my team. I think that every euro I earned was based on sweat and tears.
I don’t take anything for granted because I know how it feels to have zero at the table, five family members, war and sanctions. Let’s not forget where I come from, what era I was growing up in. I know exactly the opposite side, which helps me in life. I think I appreciate everything I win 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 raise money for lower-ranked players. Djokovic is a great champion on the court, while off the court he is known for his philanthropic efforts.