“They Said You Are Too Loud and Too Impulsive”: Novak Djokovic Silences Haters in His New Commercial

Published 05/30/2021, 4:26 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

In an incredible career spanning close to two decades, world number one Novak Djokovic has earned the right to be called one of the greatest players to have ever graced a tennis court.


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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the runners up trophy after losing against Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the final REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

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The Serb defeated peers like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka amongst others numerous times in his careers and has 18 grand-slam titles to his name. Even off the court, Djokovic has been the brand ambassador of several top brands like ASICS, Lacoste, Head, and Peugeot.

In a recent advertisement to promote the silent electric cars launched by Peugeot, the Serbian tennis star was seen reminiscing his past, how he embraced negativity around him, and the constant critiquing of his actions on and off the court.

Novak Djokovic lets his victories speak for himself in the Peugeot advertisement

This one-minute long clip showed tennis fans a journey into Djokovic’s self. The world number one talked about how people always questioned him for his actions on-court.

During his initial days of playing tennis, the Serb was called off by commentators for taking too much time to bounce the ball before serve.

They said you take too long. They said you are too loud, too impulsive”, Djokovic said in the commercial.

Djokovic also faced backlash for venting out his emotions at times on a tennis court. But, letting them out during a high-octane contest has helped the Serb play incredible tennis that entertained fans across the globe.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 15, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Honestly, the idea of the whole advertisement is to let viewers know that it’s absolutely fine to be who you are, and no one should try changing their personality for the sake of others.


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Novak Djokovic is a revelation in this regard. The Serb always answered critics by winning matches and titles. By the end of the clip, the Serb said, “And if they keep talking and talking, let them talk”. 

The above line aptly describes Djokovic’s incredible rise to the pinnacle of tennis. It was a graceful attempt by Peugeot to combine Djokovic’s career with the brand of silent cars launched by them.

Sometimes silence is the best way to be heard”, the advertisement ends with this caption. While a conservative sport like tennis has seen the likes of diplomatic personalities like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, players like Novak Djokovic can bring about a change in the way certain issues are handled in tennis.


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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.