Where does Novak Djokovic stay in New Jersey during US Open? Gordon Uehling estate explored

Joshua Rogers September 7, 2021
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Where does Novak Djokovic stay in New Jersey during the US Open? The world no.1 is known to stay outside the city during the tournament. Djokovic stays at Gordon Uehling’s spectacular 48-acre estate in NJ that has courts featuring all the major outdoor surfaces.

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World no.1 into quarters at Flushing Meadows

Novak Djokovic has booked his place in the quarter-finals at the US Open after beating wildcard Jenson Brooksby.

The world no.1 survived an early scare after dropping the first set 6-1.

However, he battled back to wrap up a 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in three hours.

Djokovic remains on course for a historic calendar Grand Slam and faces Matteo Berrettini in the quarter-finals.

Novak beat the Italian in four sets in this year’s Wimbledon singles final.

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Where does Novak Djokovic stay during the US Open?

New York is a bustling and often frantic place, which is why the Serbian likes to stay outside the city when he’s at the US Open.

Djokovic avoids Manhattan hotels and the distractions of the city so he can preserve his energy for the tournament.

In the past, Djokovic and his team have stayed at a friend’s house about ten minutes outside the city.

He travels to Flushing Meadows with a car and driver provided by the tournament organisers.

Novak on his living situation in NJ

In a recent interview with Tennis Majors, Novak said: “I am based outside New York.

“For years now, during the tournament I am staying on my friend’s estate in New Jersey. Precisely because of all the noise and clamour typical for New York.

“It is one of the most exciting and most fun cities in the world, that is why I stayed in the city for four or five nights before the tournament. But, as the US Open got closer, I moved to New Jersey, where I can be connected to nature.

“There, I have my peace, my shelter in a way, which allows me to recharge my batteries and to keep what is most important for me to perform – my energy – physical, mental and emotional.”

“Sometimes I take a walk in Central Park but I am mainly outside New York during the tournament, which allows me to relax in a proper way,” Djokovic added.

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More on Novak Djokovic’s luxurious villa in New Jersey

The world number one has been a gracious host during this year’s US Open.

After heavy rainfall in New York last week, many players’ training schedules were interrupted.

However, Novak invited Lorenzo Musetti and his coach Simone Tartarini to New Jersey so they could use his indoor facilities.

“We were talking with Edoardo Artaldi (Djokovic’s manager) about the bad weather forecast and then he suggested we go and train with them, since luckily they have an indoor pitch,” Tartarini told Ubitennis.

Tartarini then went on to describe the luxurious villa in New Jersey where Djokovic is staying.

“It has a park nearby and an indoor field.”

“The idea was immediately shared by both Vajda and Nole,” Musetti’s coach said.

“And now we are in this beautiful place in New Jersey, a villa with an immense park and an indoor field, owned by a private individual who could be defined as wealthy, where Nole is a guest during the tournament.”

The reported $40 million, 48-acre estate belongs to Gordon A Uehling III, a 47-year-old who briefly tried to play pro tennis in his youth.

He has been an advisor/consultant to Novak Djokovic for many years, and has set up the high-performance camp that includes courts made of all the major outdoor surfaces.

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