Novak Djokovic lives a family atmosphere during the Nitto ATP Finals, where his wife Jelena and their children Stefan and Tara follow the Serbian’s footsteps in Turin. With the goal of going to the semifinals of the tournament that puts the finishing touch to the season, the Serb played a splendid match against his youngsters, determined to cheer him on until victory against Andrey Rublev.
«It’s probably the first match that my daughter, my son and of course my wife have watched from the first to the last minute,» Djokovic said. «We played a little over an hour. It’s been good to have you here.
For me it is one of the great motivations I have at the moment to compete at the highest level. Having them on the court, looking at them and enjoying them, by my side «In the middle of Wimbledon, Djokovic’s son drew attention by showing his skills on the training courts together with his father and coach Goran Ivanisevic.
The former world No. 1 revealed that Stefan is relishing the chance to revive the circuit this week in Turin. «My son plays tennis, he’s eight years old and he knows what’s going on. He knows who’s who,» Djokovic said.
«She loves to be around, get autographs, play a little tennis, help Goran pick up the balls. She also helps me during warm-up sessions and training sessions when I’m on the court. She loves to be around and is a unique experience». experience for him.
It’s also unique to my daughter of course and me. I am very grateful to have them with me.» In 2008, Djokovic lifted his first Nitto ATP title at the age of 21 in the Shanghai finals.
Nole wants to win the ATP Finals
Speaking in an interview with La Stampa (quoted by Il Napolista), 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic lamented how some of his actions are often misconstrued as the acts of a man who wants to be loved.
«I know people sometimes think I’m fake, that I do certain things because I want to be loved. It’s not like that, I just try to be genuine. It’s something we’re losing,» Djokovic said, adding. , “It is not possible to please everyone, but at this point, what is politically correct forces us to give up expressing our ideas with respect, without hatred, but with freedom.
Freedom of expression for me today is just an illusion. I had an extraordinary example of this this year, with what happened to me around the issue of vaccines. I expressed myself for the freedom of being able to dispose of one’s own body, and they immediately accused me of being a no-vax, which I am not.
If you don’t belong to a certain way of thinking, you quickly become the bad guy. That is not right,” she expressed.