Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan hopes Nole retires in 2024 to enjoy his legacy having fulfilled all of the family’s wishes

Srdjan Djokovic wishes that his son would hang up his boots next season after the continuous hustle Nole has done for the past 20 years.


Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan hopes Nole retires in 2024 to enjoy his legacy having fulfilled all of the family’s wishes

Novak Djokovic with his father (Image via: Open source)

Novak Djokovic is having one of the best seasons of his career so far. Nole has shattered records for fun even in the twilight of his career. Winning the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and ATP Finals, besides reaching the Wimbledon finals, is no joke for a 36-year-old.

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Moreover, the Serbian team led by Djokovic is also doing well in the Davis Cup. Serbia will be facing Italy in the semifinals of the Davis Cup, and with a bit of support from his teammates, Djokovic can dream of adding another feather to his cap.

However, Srdjan Djokovic, father of Novak Djokovic, has expressed his wish that his son retire next year. As per him, his son has achieved and fulfilled all the records, and the hard work he has put in all these years is unmatchable, which has not let him do other things in life. During the recording of Sportal’s documentary titled ‘Djokovic: Untold Stories’, Srdjan said:

He already granted all my wishes seven or eight years ago. This is all an incredible bonus. But it's not his whole life, tennis is only a segment of his life. He will only be recognized and celebrated for what he has done when he finishes his tennis career, which he will hopefully stop next year.

Srdjan has also shed light on his thoughts that the media has been undermining his son’s records. He explained that when Nole broke Federer’s record of 310 weeks as World No. 1, the media began referring to Steffi Graf’s 377 weeks. However, Nole has recently achieved the record of reaching 400 weeks as World No. 1, and his father backs him to reach 500. 

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What’s ahead of Novak Djokovic in his career?

Despite his father’s statements, there is nothing on the side of Nole that indicates that he will leave the court next year. He still has a lot to achieve in his career.

With such agility and will, even in the twilight of one’s career, Nole still has a lot to give to the world of tennis. With such momentum going on for him this season, the Serbian would like to continue the same next season.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Via Kisma Sports)

First of all, he would like to finish this season on a high by winning a second Davis Cup with Serbia. The Serbian has won numerous titles in his career, winning 24 major Grand Slam titles and 98 singles titles.

However, the only thing that is missing from that immense trophy cabinet is Olympic gold. With the Paris Olympics around the corner and such momentum going on for him, the Serbian would certainly want to add the gold to his bag. 

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