Novak Djokovic’s hilarious responds to what his profession is leaves tennis fans in stitches: “He rips yellow fuzzy ball”

In a season where Novak Djokovic seems to be breaking all the records for fun, the Serbian star has extended the milestones beyond the youngsters’ reach. Djokovic won his 10th Australian Open in January and extended his Grand Slam record to 23 and just did not stop.

In September, Djokovic became the most decorated men’s player with the highest major title in New York and recently lifted his 7th Nitto ATP title in Turin against hometown favourite Jannik Sinner.

Novak Djokovic’s hilarious responds to profession question

In a recent viral video, Novak Djokovic was asked what he did for a living and the answer he got fans surprise. The video was originally posted by ASICS, the official footwear sponsor of Djokovic, where a person with a tiny microphone was seen approaching the Serb, who was practicing hard on the clay court.

“Oh hi sir, can I ask you a question?” the person asked.

“Sure,” the World No. 1 replied.

“What do you do for a living?” the person asked.

“I rip yellow fuzzy balls for a living,” the Serb jokingly answered with a straight face.

The man with the microphone is said to be Daniel Mac, a famous TikToker, known for asking people, who drive expensive cars, about their occupation. The trend has spawned many imitations and variations, with celebrities and influencers joining the fun.

This season Novak Djokovic won seven titles including the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and US Open. The Serbian kept an incredible record of 56-7 win-loss record in 2023. He has also been ranked number one for a record total of 401 weeks and finished as the year-end No. 1 for the record eighth time.

How much did Novak Djokovic earn in 2023?

According to the Forbes, world No.1 Novak Djokovic has netted about $38.4 million over the past 12 months before taxes and agents fees. In the breakdown of earnings, it is said that the Serbian earned $13.4 million from prize money and an estimated $25 million from endorsement deals. In addition, the 36-year-old star earned $945,877 at the Rolex Paris Masters win and $4.4 million paycheck prize for lifting the Nitto ATP Prize in Turin.

Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz comes second in the list of highest earners in 2023. The Spaniard and world No. 2 earned an estimated $31.4 million over the past 12 months, including $11.4 million in on-court earnings and an estimated $20 million off the court.

Women’s world No.1 Iga Swiatek comes third on the list. The Polish star won two Grand Slams in the past year and lifted the WTA title in Cancun making her earn an estimated $22.4 million, including $8.4 million in prize money.

Novak Djokovic

However, Roger Federer and Serena Williams still remain among the world’s highest-paid athletes. In May, Roger Federer’s annual income was estimated at $95 million, buoyed by more than a dozen brand endorsements, including a recent partnership for RF-branded sunglasses with eyewear company Oliver Peoples.

The only woman among the world’s top 50 highest-earning athletes is Serena Williams. The American legend has earned an estimated $45.3 million in the 12 months, largely from endorsements with brands including Nike and Michelob Ultra.

Nevertheless, Novak Djokovic has earned more than $510 million over the course of his career, including a net worth of about $240 million, according to wealth tracking website Celebrity Net Worth.

Victor Okechukwu

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