He might be all the way in Melbourne, Australia competing for a record-breaking seventh Australian Open crown, but that didn’t stop tennis sensation Novak Djokovic from purchasing a couple of swanky pads out here in New York City.
The Wall Street Journal has learned that the tennis world’s second best player (for now) is in contract to purchase two two-bedroom condos at Renzo Piano’s 565 Broome SoHo. It’s not yet clear how much he paid for them, and a sales director for the development would not disclose the sum to the WSJ. What we do know however is that both the apartments (which are not side-by-side units) are located on the upper floors of this 30-story development, and two-bedrooms there are priced for $5.5 million and upwards.
That will be a small dip in the fortune of a player who is the first tennis star ever to surpass $100 million in career prize money (this does not include the millions more tennis players tend to make in endorsements), and he’s still the only player sitting in the $100 million plus club.
Some of the features Djokovic will be able to look forward to at his condos include 10-foot-tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private elevator entrance, and tons of pricey fixtures throughout the apartment.
A winner of 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which puts him in the fourth position of Grand Slam winners of all times, Djokovic is not only chasing a seventh Australian Open title but he’s also competing to take back his World No. 1 position from the current title holder Andy Murray.
Sales at the 115-unit 565 Broome SoHo launched in September last year, but construction isn’t expected to be complete before 2018. At least when he’s competing for the U.S. Open that year, he’ll know he has a place to call home.