Tennis star, Novak Djokovic is known to be in the restaurant business. In 2009, the Serb opened a restaurant called ‘Novak’ close to the Belgrade Arena in the Serbian capital. In 2016, he also opened a vegan restaurant called ‘Eqvita’ in Monte Carlo, where he and his family live. The 30-year-old is in the process of building his third restaurant, this time offering free food to those in need. The multi-millionaire revealed customers will be able to dine for free, claiming he wants to give back to those who have supported him throughout his incredible career.
“Money is not problem for me. I have earned enough to feed all of Serbia .I think that they deserve this after all the support they are giving to me.” Djokovic said in a statement.
“Because of my family, I’ve always had a love for food. But as an athlete, it became something more—the fuel that determines how I play, how I recover and how alert I am on the court. I attribute a great deal of my professional success to my diet. Food is my passion. Of all the things I’ve experienced in life, food has changed me the most. I wanted to share that impact with the world”
In 2015, Djokovic became the first tennis player in history to win $20 million prize money in one season. In 2016, after winning the French Open, he became the first tennis player in the history of the game to surpass $100 million in career prize money.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion has dropped to number 6 in World rankings after ending his season in July due to injury. He is however set to return to the sport in January to begin a new season.