Novak Djokovic explains his ambition which comes from his kids Tara and Stefan which has seen him continue playing despite having won everything on the Tour
Novak Djokovic has no plans to stop it seems.
Novak Djokovic with his family (Image via People)
Novak Djokovic has won a total of 24 Grand Slam titles in his career so far. Out of those 24 titles, ten have come at the Australian Open, three at the French Open, four at the US Open, and seven at Wimbledon. Despite leading the list of players with the most Grand Slam titles, Djokovic is still going strong and the 36-year-old has revealed the reason behind it.
Novak Djokovic has revealed that he continues to compete on the tour despite having won everything for his kids- Tara and Stefan. The Serbian said that he had a dream a couple of years back that he was lifting the trophy at Wimbledon in front of his kids and he was happy to do it several times after that.
As the interviewer quizzed him about the reason for elongating his stay and presented the reason that it may be because of the fact that Djokovic’s children are old enough to not just see him play but to appreciate what he is doing, the Serbian agreed.
Yes, it is. Actually, years ago, I had a dream that my daughter and my son will be able to watch me win the Wimbledon trophy. So, that happened, several times and I am fortunate to experience that.Novak Djokovic said.
Not just his kids but younger rivals also inspire Novak Djokovic to keep going
While Novak Djokovic attributed his drive to keep competing on the tour despite having won everything to his children, the Serbian also gave some credit to his younger rivals who he claims have awakened the beast in him.
The Serbian said that the younger players (like Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner) trying to play their best tennis against him also play an important role in the Serbian wanting to play and win more. Djokovic said that it motivates him to do even better.
The young guys who are very hungry and very inspired to play their best tennis against me is an additional motivation. I think they kind of awaken a beast in me.
Notably, Carlos Alcaraz denied Djokovic a Calendar slam as the Spaniard beat the 36-year-old in the 2023 Wimbledon final in a thrilling encounter. Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner defeated the World No.1 at the Davis Cup to deny Djokovic glory with the Serbian team.
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