Novak Djokovic: ‘I was constructing Wimbledon trophy out of improvised material…’

Novak Djokovic has literally beaten the competition in this first half of 2021, having already posted the beauty of three Grand Slam titles. The sixth seal at Wimbledon ten days ago also allowed him to join eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 20 Majors. It is no mystery that the number 1 in the world is chasing the ‘Calendar Golden Slam’, an epic feat that is the basis of his decision to participate in the Tokyo Olympics despite the very severe restrictions and the absence of an audience. The Serbian champion boasts only a bronze in his palmarés in Beijing 2008, one more reason to go hunting for the most precious metal in Japan. He will have to pay particular attention to Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, who showed warlike intentions before embarking for Tokyo. He will be played on open court in the best of three sets, including the final, ideal conditions for the 34-year-old from Belgrade. A few days ago, through his Instagram profile, the 20-time Slam champion reiterated all his joy at having lifted the Wimbledon trophy.

Novak Djokovic will now play at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

“I know I am late, but it’s never too late with the Wimbledon post. I wanted to write few words and acknowledge this wonderful piece of art whose author is unknown (at least to me). When I first saw this picture I was emotional. It brought me back to childhood and my first tennis steps. When I was a kid, I was constructing Wimbledon trophy out of improvised material I could find in my room,” wrote Novak Djokovic. The Serbian legend disclosed that it is always a special feeling for him to win the Wimbledon Championships. He also mentioned that he always backed himself and believed that he could win the title one day. “To win this sacred and most special tournament for me for 6th time is surreal. I am blessed and grateful to experience many beautiful moments on the holy grass of Wimbledon. My imagination was very realistic. As every kid, I dreamed, imagined, visualized, and believed 100% in my dreams, like they were already achieved,” added the World No.1 player. “I was fortunate that I had parents and few more other close people in my career. That allowed me to dream and believe I can reach the stars in tennis… As a parent, I believe in creating loving and caring environment where we as parents show respect and support for children’s dreams. [It] can do many wonders for our society and sports ecosystem as a whole,” concluded Djokovic.


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