“I Dreamed, Imagined, Visualized”: Novak Djokovic Shares a Childhood Anecdote After Wimbledon Championships 2021 Glory

Published 07/20/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


World No.1 Novak Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. It is his sixth Wimbledon title and with this trophy, he has now equalized Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam.

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Djokovic recently shared a beautiful post on his Instagram handle. In that picture, one can see a young boy who is getting inspired after watching Djoker lift the Wimbledon Championships 2021 title. In the caption, he remembered his days of childhood and revealed how he used to make trophies out of some material and dreamt of winning Wimbledon one day.

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“I know I am late, but it’s never too late with the Wimbledon post. I wanted to write few words and acknowledge this wonderful piece of art whose author is unknown (at least to me). When I first saw this picture I was emotional. It brought me back to childhood and my first tennis steps. When I was a kid, I was constructing Wimbledon trophy out of improvised material I could find in my room,” wrote Djokovic.

The Serbian legend disclosed that it is always a special feeling for him to win the Wimbledon Championships. He also mentioned that he always backed himself and believed that he could win the title one day.

“To win this sacred and most special tournament for me for 6th time is surreal. I am blessed and grateful to experience many beautiful moments on the holy grass of Wimbledon. My imagination was very realistic. As every kid, I dreamed, imagined, visualized, and believed 100% in my dreams, like they were already achieved,” added the World No.1 player.

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Novak Djokovic highlights the role of his parents in his success

Djokovic stated that he was really lucky that his parents always supported and encouraged him. Thus, he talked about the importance of parents in the success of any kid or player and emphasized that they should create a loving and caring environment around their children.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

“I was fortunate that I had parents and few more other close people in my career. That allowed me to dream and believe I can reach the stars in tennis… As a parent, I believe in creating loving and caring environment where we as parents show respect and support for children’s dreams. [It] can do many wonders for our society and sports ecosystem as a whole,” concluded Djokovic.

After a successful run at the Wimbledon Championships 2021, Novak Djokovic will now play at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Will he be able to secure an Olympic Gold for his nation this year?

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