‘Stop Wanting to Move’ – Novak Djokovic’s Wife Pours Down an Inspirational Post in Memory of a Beloved Author

Published 06/17/2022, 3:26 PM EDT

Jelena, wife of legendary tennis ace Novak Djokovic, has supported him through the ups and downs of his life. Recently, when he made a comeback after the vaccination controversy, she was there for him. However, her life is much more than just being the wife of 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Jelena is an entrepreneur and a humanitarian. Also, she is the director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which works toward helping underprivileged kids. Therefore, she is an inspiration to many and a person of many shades. As a result, the question of from whom she draws inspiration becomes intriguing.

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Novak Djokovic’s wife has immense respect for Vesna Krmpotic

Jelena is a person of deep interest in art of different forms, one of which is the poetry and novel writing. She recently revealed that the work of Vesna Krmpotic, the Croatian writer and poet, has influenced her heavily.

She wrote,On this day 36 years ago, I was born, but also a wonderful woman who is no longer among us – Vesna Krmpotic, who left behind beautiful books that I read with a lot of love, attention and gratitude. Inspired and guided. Wonderful Vesna.”

Thereafter, Jelena shared the verses from her books that she finds very impactful and meaningful. “You don’t have to do anything. On the contrary, you don’t have to do so much. It’s your most important job, your most dynamic action: not doing so much of what you do.”

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Further, she added, “So many words you said will be heard when you shut up. Stop the step, stop the thought of the step; stop moving, stop wanting to move. And in the silence of that stop, become aware of how strong, how the roads change direction from everywhere – they no longer lead from you, but to you.”

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 11: Jelena Djokovic, wife of Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day 13 of the French Open 2021, Roland-Garros 2021, Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium on June 11, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

 

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Vesna Krmpotic graduated with a degree in English language and psychology and then travelled to India to excel the Bengali Language. She has written over 70 books and was honored with several literary awards in Croatia along with the prestigious Vladimir Nazor Award.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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