A stunning upset at the Australian Open on Jan. 19 for defending champion Novak Djokovic was big news in the tennis world. The five-set loss to Uzbekistan’s 117th-ranked Denis Istomin may even take the shine off Djokovic’s New York City real estate splurge.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Djokovic, who had been seeking his 7th Australian Open title, is the buyer for two condo units in SoHo with a combined list price of over $10 million.
Djokovic selected two separate, 2-bedroom units in the slick building by architect Renzo Piano, each with a list price starting around $5.46 million. The WSJ reports that the pair of 2,000-square-foot condos are not adjacent and there’s no plan to combine the units during the building’s construction phase.
Perhaps the Serbian-born athlete was given a little break on the price in exchange for his continuing praise of the Pritzker Prize-winning Piano, of whom Djokovic is a big fan.
The 30-story development will feature two glass towers and contain 115 units. Djokovic will have to find other accommodations for the 2017 U.S. Open in New York later this summer. 565 Broome SoHo will not be completed until 2018. The WSJ also reports that since sales for units at 565 Broome SoHo started in September, about a third of the building is sold or under contract.