NOVAK DJOKOVIC is ready for a Grand Slam return as he prepares for Roland-Garros.
The Serbian superstar, 34, missed the Australian Open after a high-profile row over visas.
But with the French now giving up Covid-19 vaccine passports, the stage is set for Novak to aim for a 21st Slam title.
We all know Djokovic can effortlessly shift gears on the court, combining grassroots power with ruthless groundstrokes and elegance at net.
Since turning professional nearly two decades ago in 2003, he has won 86 ATP singles titles and a record 37 Masters events to go along with his Slam victories.
And away from tennis, the Serbian is apparently a petrolhead at heart.
Djokovic has a large collection of cars, as you would expect from someone worth around $220m.
But despite all that wealth, the introverted tennis star doesn’t like to flaunt it with garish supercars or custom paint jobs.
Instead, its fleet combines style and comfort with a touch of eco-friendliness.
Along with many other sports endorsements, Djokovic is a brand ambassador for French automaker Peugeot.
So it’s just that we start there, with the Serbian driving around in an RCZ and a limited edition E-208 that he received as a gift from the company in 2020.
At the start of his partnership with Peugeot, he said: “I am happy to represent a great French automotive brand, known throughout the world, with more than 200 years of industrial history.
“In my eyes, Peugeot embodies French elegance, refinement and the expression of a certain art of living.”
$200,000 Aston Martin
The company’s first mass-produced electric vehicle, the E-208 is equipped with a 134 hp electric motor that allows you to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds.
Djokovic also owns a Tesla Model X and a Fiat 500, two practical wheels perfect for transporting his wife Jelena and their two children around town.
For a man who spends most of the year traveling, the 20-time Major winner sports a superb portfolio of homes.
Stretching from Serbia to America, Djokovic owns an $11.1 million mansion in Marbella that includes a games room, tennis court and on-site spa.
There’s also a heavy garage, allowing Novak to store a number of other toys alongside his working electric vehicles.
His collection includes a Mercedes Benz S500, an Aston Martin DB9, an Audi R8 and a BMW M55D.
The $200,000 Aston Martin certainly packs a punch, with a 6.0-liter V12 engine producing an impressive 540 hp.
That will leave his E-208 firmly in the rearview mirror, hitting 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
But even the DB9 is no match for the ace up Djokovic’s sleeve – a $230,000 luxury high-end Bentley GT.
The British cruiser is a celebrity favourite, with Novak opting for the Coupe version.
This allows it to get the top down and drink in the low-end rumble of the twin-turbo V12.
If Djokovic was able to find a stretch of tarmac long enough, the Bentley would top out at an incredible 197mph.
It’s certainly not the end of the road for Novak on the world stage with several titles in sight this year.
Djokovic is preparing for the French Open at Roland Garros, where he has won two of his Grand Slams.
The tournament kicks off on May 22, with defending champion Rafael Nadal hoping to build on his stunning victory Down Under.