Novak Djokovic

Place of Birth: Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia

Date of Birth: 22 May, 1987

Ethnicity: Serbian

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player. He is the son of Dijana (Žagar) and Srđan Djokovic. His father was born in a village near Trepča, in Kosovo. His mother was born in Belgrade. His siblings, Marko and Djordje, are also tennis players. Novak is married to Jelena Ristić, with whom he has two children. His family is Serbian Orthodox.

The Đoković family is said to hail from Čevo.

Novak’s paternal grandfather was Vladimir Đoković (the son of Neđeljko Đoković and Sara Jauković). Vladimir’s parents were from Jasenovo Polje near Nikšić, now in Montenegro, and later moved to Voćnjak in Metohija. The family fled Albanians during WWII, and lived with a relative, named Novak, after whom Novak Djokovic is named.

Novak’s paternal grandmother was named Stanka.

Novak’s maternal grandparents were named Zdenko and Elizabeta. They were from Vinkovci in eastern Croatia.

Source: Genealogy of Novak Djokovic (focusing on his father’s side) –

Photo by Leonard Zhukovsky/


Curious about ethnicity

10 Responses

  1. five110 says:

    Why his Grandfather is here only mention ???Why not his Father.???His Father is Serbian.The name “Djokovic” is clearly Serbian.In Montenegro live since Centurys over 250.000 ethnic Serbs.Montenegro was an Serbian province and gets independed for political Reasons.It seems that here is an strong lobby of Serbian enemys who try to denie the Serbian Heritage of famous Persons just to elevate themself.

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  3. yayygirl01 says:

    His father is from Jasenovo Polje in Montenegro and his mother is from Vinkovci in Croatia.

  4. clarissa077 says:

    Yeah,he’s Montenegrin too.

  5. eleonora022 says:

    His grandfather (from father’s side) is from Montenegro and he’s Croatian on his mother’s side.

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