Novak Djokovic suggests his «sheer emotion and passion» for tennis is one of the keys to his success as he admits he feels the threat posed by younger players. Djokovic, 35, is one of the most successful players in tennis history and remains a dominant force in the game.
At 35 years old, Djokovic is still healthy, exceptionally prepared and playing at a high level. «There is no magic potion or secret to success. It’s several things. I love tennis, I really have this pure emotion and passion for the game.»
Every day I strive together with my team members to improve and work on things. He probably has to do it more than ever because the youngsters are there and they pose a different challenge than they did 10 years ago,» Djokovic told Tennis Channel’s Prakash Amritraj, according to Sportskeeda.
Djokovic credits his family for his success
In 2014, Djokovic married his partner of many years, Jelena. Together, Djokovic and his wife share two children. Now, Djokovic admits that his family has played a key role in his longevity and success.
«But I really enjoy it, I really enjoy this tennis life. The support of the close people in my life is crucial, my wife, my parents. If I don’t have that, it wouldn’t be possible for me.» to be emotionally balanced and to be able to travel the world and do what I do best,» Djokovic added.
Furthermore, Djokovic admitted that he feels a responsibility to honor those who pay a ticket to watch his matches. «People pay (for) tickets, they come to see us, they are tennis fans, they are excited to see us play, but they also want to have a good time.
You can feel responsible as one of the best players to always put on a good show and generate good emotions and get involved in that kind of interaction with the fans,» Djokovic noted.