“Classroom Is the Tennis Court”: Jelena Djokovic Pens Husband Novak Djokovic’s Commitment to Tennis

Published 09/11/2021, 9:36 AM EDT
MONACO, MONACO – FEBRUARY 18: Jelena Djokovic with Laureus World Sportsman of The Year 2019 Nominee Novak Djokovic kiss during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the best player this season by far. He has done something not many have been able to execute, winning the first three Grand Slam titles of the season. The Serb is all set to make it four out of four this year. 

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Recently, Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic provided an insight as to how he conducts himself on a daily basis. She revealed that her husband is very committed to his daily routine and it is one of the reasons why he is so successful. 

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)

The 35-year-old spoke on this subject and stated, “Novak is getting up every day and going through his routines that I like to call rituals. They are his firm foundation for the day, the energy for the day. Sleep, prayers, stretching, water intake, food, family time – there is no skipping of any of it. That’s how his day is fueled and that’s a good energy that feeds his purpose.”

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Jelena Djokovic is all praise for husband Novak Djokovic

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Jelena did not forget to mention that as an individual, Novak is a loving individual. He is dedicated to the sport and values the tennis courts. He has a strong mind and physically, he is one of the fittest athletes across all sports. 

Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks to the crowd after winning a game in the first set against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

The wife of the 20-time Major holder added, “His purpose is love for life. His learning and training classroom is the tennis court. His tools are his body, mind, racket, shoes and the effort he puts into fueling and strengthening all these tools to deliver him the best possible chance to do what he loves the most the best.”

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At the moment, Djokovic is looking to create history if he wins the final against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday at the US Open 2021. If he wins, he will be the winner of all four major events in the calendar year. We wish him the best of luck.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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