“Achieved Something That’s Almost Impossible”- Miomir Kecmanovic on Being Potential Successor of Novak Djokovic

Published 04/18/2021, 1:48 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


With the successful completion of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021, it’s time for the Serbian Open 2021. Even though Serbian player Miomir Kecmanovic didn’t play well at the Monte Carlo Masters, he’ll hope to play well at his home tournament now. Interestingly, World No.1 Novak Djokovic will also be playing at the Serbian Open 2021 as well.

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Miomir Kecmanovic is just 21-years-old right not. However, he has got some great potential and can be a big name in tennis one day. Although many fans believe that he might be the successor of Novak Djokovic, he doesn’t think the same way.

“I don’t really have that much pressure to be that. He achieved so much, he achieved something that’s almost impossible to get to that,” Kecmanovic told EssentiallySports.

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Sep 3, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia hits a forehand against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain (not pictured) on day four of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

He clearly feels that Djoker has achieved so much in his career that is quite difficult for any player to replicate. He also stated that he would not like to put himself under pressure by thinking about Djokovic’s records.

“I try not to think about that”- Miomir Kecmanovic on succeeding Novak Djokovic in the future

World No.47 Kecmanovic highlighted that he doesn’t like to think about Novak Djokovic and being his successor too much. He believes thinking about it will only hamper him by adding to the pressure on his shoulders.

“So I try not to think about that, if I think that way I would really have a lot on my shoulders and a lot of stuff to achieve, to get to that point,” added the Serbian player.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his third-round match against Britain’s Dan Evans REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Kecmanovic reflected that he is just trying to improve his gameplay at the moment. He feels that by practicing hard, he can surely reach the level of Novak Djokovic one day.

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“I just try to improve and then hopefully one day I can archive at least something that he did,” concluded Kecmanovic.

Miomir Kecmanovic and Novak Djokovic are both playing at the Serbian Open 2021. It is quite viable that they might face each other, and it’ll surely be an intriguing battle to watch for the fans.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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