20-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic is an inspiration to many people. He has fans all over the world and is widely respected in the tennis community. He’s been on tour for almost 15 years and keeps getting better. He is the most successful player this season and breaks records left, right and center.
He is currently representing Serbia at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals. He won both of his games at Innsbruck- against Austria and Germany. But Serbia lost 1-2 to Germany in the group stage match and have yet to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Djokovic spoke to Serbian journalists and revealed players he feels like him in some way. He considers attributes such as self-belief, passion, and devotion. He named Alcaraz and Sinner, and also said Zverev like him when approaching.
“Naturally, I kind of recognize some part of myself in someone, some traits that I had in my youth: confidence, self-belief, desire to win, passion. and devote himself to sports. I can see these things in young Alcaraz (Carlos), as well as in (Jannik) Criminal, and that was evident in (Alexander) Zverev as he was about to appear,” Djokovic said.
‘The more matches you have on the big stage, the better you can handle yourself the next time you step on the court’: Djokovic
Djokovic then adds that he can be both easygoing and emotional. He said that most skills are acquired through time.
“I can be erratic and emotional, so I tend to like it when a person shows emotions, but on the other hand, I also know how to control them and stay calm during the crucial moments.” he say,
“That skill is acquired over time: the more matches you have on the big stage, the better you can handle yourself the next time you step on the court.”
It is not clear whether Djokovic will travel to Australia in January due to the mandatory vaccination policy. It would be a huge setback if he doesn’t go as he is one of the favorites to defend his Australian Open crown.
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