Re: Biographical movie of which tennis legend
Djokovic for sure. He has the inspiring backstory, followed by the challenge of overcoming Federer and Nadal. Federer, almost universally loved and widely recognised as the greatest player ever - everything the young Djokovic wanted for himself. And Nadal, who stopped Novak time after time at Roland Garros and is another incredible character and stylistic contrast. And then after finally breaking through that wall, Novak finds that without the hunger that pushed him so far he's unhappy. His life feels empty; his marriage to Jelena becomes rocky. He turns to Pepe Imaz, hoping that their friendship and Imaz's philosophies of love and peace can help him. It's kind of a continuation of the open-mindedness and idealism that Novak believes made him a champion in the first place (cutting gluten, hyperbaric chamber, veganism etc). But this time, his idealism fails him. His results and ranking plummet. In the end, it's a very existential story. What do people need in order to be happy?
Last edited by paca; 05-18-2017 at 08:25 AM.