“Draw my emotional behaviour and expressions from him” – Novak Djokovic says he is similar to father Srdjan Djokovic

“Draw my emotional behaviour and expressions from him” – Novak Djokovic says he is similar to father Srdjan Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic came out very candid about his deeply spiritual side in a podcast with wellness Guru Chervin Jafariyeh. Speaking on the podcast, he owed his approach and his spiritual believes to his parents and the way they raised him. Revealing the force and inspiration behind his honest and sincere approach to his life as well as tennis, Djokovic was thankful to his background and the growing up he had.

The Serbian who recently won his 18th Grand Slam at his favourite venue, the Australian Open, said that he is very similar to his father when it comes to expressing his emotions on and off the field. He described his father as an “expressive” person who “doesn’t hold anything in himself”. Djokovic added that be it good things or bad, his father makes his feelings known and does not shy away from speaking his heart.

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Novak Djokovic and his father Srdjan Djokovic.

Speaking further about his father, he added, “My father is an expressive person who doesn’t hold anything in himself. I think that I drew a lot of my own emotional behaviour and expressions from him.”  Srdjan Djokovic, father of the world No. 1, has been in media often for his opinions that have often created a flak and a hot topic for the media outlets. Djokovic senior has been amidst controversies owing to his sharp statements, be it commenting about the extra special treatment he believes Federer receives and Novak doesn’t, or getting involved with ITF officials over his statements about Grigor Dimitrov.

Similar to his father, Novak has also been very straight forward about his opinions. He stepped down as the President of the ATP Player Council last year, alleging the body didn’t have a strong enough voice to speak up on issues affecting players. Djokovic was again in the middle of non-tennis things in the media, when he sent over a letter to Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley, seeking some relaxations of certain lockdown rules. He later had to clarify that he was seeking the relaxations for players under hard lockdown and not for himself.

Well, all good things come at a price, for the Djoker, it has been the media flak he gets.

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