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Novak Djokovic Donates to UNICEF

The top ranked tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic has donated $ 100,000 from his own pocket to the UNICEF, a wing of the United Nations Child Aid Organization. However, it doesn’t seem that the three time Grand Slam winner had to dig too deep into his pocket with his prize money for the year exceeding $ 12 million for the calendar year of 2011. The ‘Djoker’ donated the $ 100,000 as a Christmas present to the Serbian wing of the aid organization.

Djokovic is known for his philanthropic activities, something that almost all tennis players are known for but growing up in the war ravaged former country, Novak knows exactly what the kids of his country are going through and that was evident from his speech when he said that he hoped his little contribution would help at least some of the young kids to reach their full potential. Novak Djokovic had been appointed as the national ambassador for UNICEF in Serbia in August.

Djokovic also added that he hoped that the money he donated would go on to make a difference in the lives of the disabled children of the Roma community, who are a gypsy clan of the region. Djokovic grew up in Belgrade at a time when NATO bombings were a regular sight in the city and he also added that he is grateful that the children of today do not have to face that.

Djokovic, who won three Grand Slams in 2011 and a further 12 ATP Tour titles will head off to Abu Dhabi to play in a tournament where Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are also slated to play. But Novak Djokovic did manage to find some time from his hectic schedule to donate the money at the charity event held in his homeland.