Novak Djokovic Opens Up: I Cry Every Time I Leave My Family And Home

I cry every time I leave my family and my home


Novak Djokovic admits that being away from his family has never been easy for him, revealing that he cries every time he leaves the house. Djokovic, 35, has been with his wife Jelena his for more than 15 years. Together, Djokovic and his wife share two children.

But even after getting married and becoming a father, Djokovic remained a strong and dominant force in tennis. In an interview with Serbian sports journalist Sasa Ozmo, Djokovic spoke about the challenges he faces every time he needs to leave home for his professional work.

Djokovic: I cry every time I leave the house

“It is not easy, there is no golden formula. Like anyone who travels a lot due to the nature of his work, I have difficulties seeing my wife and children, my parents, siblings… I don’t get to spend as much time as I would like with my family; for example, now I will spend more than a month in Australia.

That hurts, I cry every time I leave the house. Sometimes I wish it was different, but again, I am so thankful for all that life has given me – my struggles are nothing compared to other people’s. I try to be aware of that fact, but I still miss my family very much.

I find myself constantly searching for that balance, along with my wife; sometimes I get it right, sometimes I don’t. Life is like that, like waves, up and down, so the most important thing for a man is to stay true to himself and do his best to adapt to all circumstances,» Djokovic told the Tennis Majors’ Ozmo.

For his part, Djokovic arrived in Melbourne after winning in Adelaide. At the Australian Open, Djokovic is a record nine-time champion. Going into the Australian Open, Djokovic is dealing with a hamstring problem, but has indicated that he hopes to be fine for the season-opening Grand Slam.


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