‘She Spins Me Around’ – Emotional Novak Djokovic Tears Up While Talking About Five-Year-Old Daughter Tara

Published 01/24/2023, 6:18 AM EST

Novak Djokovic may be one of the greatest players of all time, but his kids are his world. Many of his fans will know that he is a fierce competitor on the courts and a doting father to daughter Tara and son Stephen at home. The Serbian tennis player is living his best life. Recently, the former world number one got a little teary-eyed while talking about his daughter.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion is very vocal about his family and how they play a huge role in his success. And not only he is a doting father, he is also quite protective of his children and likes to keep them away from his professional life. 

Novak Djokovic gets emotional while taking about his daughter 


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It was quite an emotional moment. The Serbian tennis player is away from his family as he is currently in Australia, playing the first Grand Slam tournament of the Year. Recently, during the on-court interview after the fourth-round win, he gushed over his five-year-old daughter when asked about whether she is into tennis or not. 

He said, “She is not into tennis at all. She’s into ballet and gymnastics. You know, she’s a really cute girl, little girl. She is keeping me, I guess keeping me grounded and humble as well, and she spins me around every single day. Whenever she looks at me, I’m disarmed. Her look is the most beautiful look I’ve ever experienced in my life. I miss them.” 


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Before talking about his daughter, he also talked about his son, Stefan. And after talking about his children, it was an emotional moment as the Serbian legend was on the edge of showing his emotions as he expressed his love for them. Djokovic always believed that fatherhood had a great impact on him. 

Djokovic on how fatherhood changed everything 

Almost 7 years ago, when the tennis player became a father for the first time, everything around him changed. According to the 21-time Grand Slam champion, his life has meaning and more intrinsic value after he became a father. 


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Becoming a husband and a father was definitely something that gave the tennis player a lot of new energy, something that he never felt before, and a lot of things in his life turned in the right and positive direction.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Tony Thomas