Tennis fans have been privileged to see some siblings thrive in the sport in recent years and some were very good at it.
Talk of Andy and Jamie Murray, Mischa and Alexander Zverev, Jurgen and Gerald Melzer, and Bob and Mike Bryan.
Celebrated Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic also comes from a family that has tennis running through their blood. Of course, the world already knows about how good Novak is, but his siblings haven’t done too badly either.
How many siblings does Novak Djokovic have?
Novak Djokovic has two siblings, who are usually in attendance to watch his tennis games.
Does Novak Djokovic have sisters?
No, Novak Djokovic has no sisters.
Who are Novak Djokovic’s brothers?
Novak Djokovic has two brothers who are called Marko Djokovic and Djordje Djokovic. Novak is the eldest, followed by Marko and Djordje is the youngest among them.
Although both Marko and Djordje also played tennis and sometimes competed in doubles events with their brother Novak, the pair are currently inactive.
Novak, however, understands the pressure on his younger brothers to attain his level of excellence and, in an interview in 2015, he opened up about his relationship with them.
“If you look at the history of all the successful athletes and their siblings that are younger than them, there are not many that manage to follow that success up and at least achieve something that is close to that,” he said.
“It’s very difficult for them to have to encounter these kinds of mental challenges everywhere they go. On the other hand, they had to overcome much more throughout their careers than maybe most of their generation did.
“So I try to participate in their careers, but I figure that if I constantly talk about tennis, trying to improve their game, give them advice, that would maybe jeopardize our private relationship and brother relationship, which is truly what I want to have with them. I want to be able to speak freely with them, not only about tennis. Whenever they want to talk, we talk. We have a great relationship.”
Marko quit tennis in 2019 while Djordje has also been inactive for some time now.