Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic told his family that he was quitting tennis after suffering a bad loss last year, his wife has revealed.
An interview was posted yesterday where he claims he may play into his 40s. I can see him retiring maybe in 2027, after winning Wimbledon for maybe a 9th or 10th time.He has a chance to do it now. As a bonus he’d pull a Sampras going out on a high with a win.
He’d also have more time for Jelena, kids, mum&dad, piano lessons, prayers to God and his anti-vaccine campaign.
Something must have been lost in translation. Djokovic's wife has spoken on numerous occasions that Djokovic wanted to quit tennis after losing to Paire in Miami of 2018."... spoke about quitting the sport to his wife Jelena last year after suffering a fourth round Miami Open defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut in March."
The article is wrong. Do a quick google search and you will find many articles that Djokovic wanted to quit after Miami in 2018. There is no reason why he would want to quit in 2019.The article stated Kohlschreiber. A moderator can feel free to put RBA's name in the title of the thread.
You're talking to a sportswriter, but then again you probably didn't know that since you seem to be new here.The article is wrong. Do a quick google search and you will find many articles that Djokovic wanted to quit after Miami in 2018. There is no reason why he would want to quit in 2019.
You told me to "do a quick Google search" as if I have no idea what I'm talking about, so I just merely pointed out that I am closer to both tours than anyone on either here or TF.I don't understand your point. Djokovic never considered quitting the sport in 2019. He considered quitting after Miami in 2018.
Clearly you missed the "with what's going on here" part. If Eurosport is that erroneous, perhaps you should direct your comments towards them since I corrected things.You clearly did not in this instance, since you did not bother to verify the accuracy of it before posting. That is a big no-no for someone in your profession.
I hope Djokovic plays to his 40s, because Rafa will have a giant lead in their h2h if that happens.....An interview was posted yesterday where he claims he may play into his 40s. I can see him retiring maybe in 2027, after winning Wimbledon for maybe a 9th or 10th time.
2018 Wimbledon is irrelevant, as Djokovic is still not even close to the slam record.... and Rafa didn't need to win Wimbledon, as he keeps winning Roland Garros (3 years in a row) and the US Open (2 of the last 3 years, and retired injured in the SF of 2018 US Open).The 2018 Wimbledon SF will prove to be the most important match in tennis history once the Big 3's careers are over, I expect.
Nadal should first focus on learning how to break Djokovic's serve on a hard court before he even thinks about winning on a hard court! Over his last 7 matches on a hard court against Djokovic, he broke Djokovic one time, and twice over his last 9 hard court matches. That is not a misprint, by the way!I hope Djokovic plays to his 40s, because Rafa will have a giant lead in their h2h if that happens.....
Rafa isn't even declining, whereas Djokovic looks worse and worse on hardcourt almost losing to Thiem at the AO (that is Djokovic's favorite slam and favorite surface) despite Rafa taking Thiem's best level and softening him for Djokovic....