You are not the only ones who had a dream
I dreamed of watching Novak on Wimbledon
“Investing into Novak was never going to bring uncertainty. He was the best pioneer- and junior-level tennis player of all time in Europe. Everyone knew he would become a great player,” says Srdjan Djokovic, the father of Serbia’s finest tennis player, in his interview for NIN.
Speaking of Novak’s rise, family life and career aims of his 22-year-old tennis star eldest son, Srdjan Djokovic reveals the details of how the family had decided to dedicate themselves to Novak’s professional career.
- “When our Novak was 10, we as a family decided to devote ourselves to his career. Bearing in mind we are Serbian and knowing this country would be the only place we would live in, we accepted to fight for his career in the local backdrop. My wife worked for 17 years in a store on Kopaonik mountain that supported Novak and the entire family,” said Srdjan Djokovic.
As for the world’s number four tennis player, many had predicted a bright career when Novak was only at the early age of 6.
- “I wasn’t fanatical and invested in Novak without any sound basis. Ever since he was six, when he started training tennis in Jelena Gencic’s camp, we knew a great career was ahead of him. To be more specific, it wasn’t us who knew it, but all the relevant people of this sport both domestically and abroad knew it. Together with my friends I used to dream of sitting together with my family in a Wimbledon or Roland Garros box, watching my son play in the final and lifting the trophy and twenty-odd thousand people cheering in the stands. That dream has come true,” said Srdjan Djokovic in his interview in the latest edition of NIN magazine.