“Failure was Never an Option For Me”: Novak Djokovic Reacts After Entering Week 2 of Wimbledon Championships For the 13th Straight Time

Published 07/02/2021, 1:21 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his first round match against Britain’s Jack Draper Pool via REUTERS/Simon Bruty


World No.1 Novak Djokovic registered his third victory at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Facing Denis Kudla, the Serbian legend didn’t face many problems and thrashed his opponent in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-3, 7(9)-6(7).

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Novak Djokovic enjoyed an 88% win percentage on his first serve. He gave absolutely no chance to Denis Kudla to bounce back and even survived a close tie-breaker in the third set. With this win, he’ll now advance to the pre-quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

In the post-match interview, Djokovic highlighted that failure is never an option for him. He also believes that it is this mindset that has actually strengthed him mentally.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates during his first-round match against Britain’s Jack Draper REUTERS/Paul Childs

“Failure was never an option for me or anyone in my family. We needed to find the basic needs to survive. That’s strengthened my character,” said Djokovic in the interview.

Djoker also stated that this attitude of not failing has always been there in his entire family. As a result, he also emulated the same thing in his childhood only.

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Novak Djokovic reveals the place where he gets his wolf energy from

Tennis fans know that Djokovic is like a wolf because he has that kind of energy inside him. In the same interview, he also revealed that where does he get all that energy from.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his first-round match against Britain’s Jack Draper REUTERS/Paul Childs

“I spent a lot of time in the mountains with the wolves, this is my wolf energy. I’m not kidding, actually!” added the World No.1 player.

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Nole disclosed that he spent a lot of time with wolves in the mountains during his childhood and thus, he has a tremendous amount of wolf energy in him.

After enjoying three easy wins, Djokovic is certainly the favorite to win the Wimbledon Championships 2021. It is for the 13th consecutive time that he has entered the second week of the Championships. Will he be able to lift his 20th Grand Slam title in London this year?

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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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