Novak Djokovic’s growing hunger for Grand Slams not good for us jokes Goran Ivanisevic discussing the Serb’s elite mentality

Goran Ivanisevic talks about Novak Djokovic's mentality during training.

Novak Djokovic’s growing hunger for Grand Slams not good for us jokes Goran Ivanisevic discussing the Serb’s elite mentality

Goran Ivanisevic and Novak Djokovic(Image via ATP Tour)

World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic spoke about the Serb’s undying hunger for more Grand Slams. He talked about how Djokovic would never stop at 24 Grand Slams and that he would keep pushing himself to his limit in order to keep increasing his tally.

“If Novak wins a 25th Grand Slam, he will say to himself, ‘If I won 25, why not 26?’ He always wants more,” said the Croatian coach. An athlete’s most important tool is their body itself. His coach revealed that Djokovic does everything in his power to take care of his body. He also admitted that the Serb was quite the perfectionist on the court. “Every detail must be perfect. He’s never happy on the court. I don’t know if it is good or bad, but it’s not good for us,” joked Ivanisevic.

The former Wimbledon champion also revealed that this was one of the reasons that Djokovic is producing the results he is at this point in his career. Ivanisevic said that the 24-time Grand Slam champion was motivated by perfecting these imperfections. According to his coach, Djokovic gives quite a lot of trouble to his trainers and coaches with his constant need for improvement. “That’s why he wants everything to be perfect on the court, in training, and that’s why he has incredible results,” said Ivanisevic.

All this training proves to be working for the Serb. Even at 36 years of age, the Serb is still breaking records and creating history. At the US Open 2023, he defeated players who were almost fifteen years younger than him. He still seems to be in pristine form, with the way he defeated the young guns like Ben Shelton. He still proves to be the toughest opponent to the next generation of players.

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Novak Djokovic plans on playing at the 2028 Olympic games

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Novak Djokovic at the Olympics (Image via

When coach Goran Ivanisevic was asked about Novak Djokovic’s plan for the future, he confirmed that the Serb was in no way thinking of retirement at this point in his career. He also revealed that the 36-year-old was planning to participate in the 2028 Olympic games in Los Angeles.

When asked if the Serbian great was thinking of life after tennis, his coach had an insightful answer. “That question you have to ask him when he comes very soon. I don’t think so. No, no, he’s planning to play Olympic Games in Los Angeles,” said Ivanisevic. He also admitted that Novak was constantly thinking about something to improve. This was something which was always running in his mind.

While the Serb has seen a tremendous amount of success in his tennis career, there is one thing he has never achieved. The Olympic medal is a dream of every athlete. However, Djokovic has never stepped onto the podium at the Olympic games. However, he hopes to change this statistic at the Paris Games in 2024 and hopefully at the 2028 Olympics.

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