“Extra Motivation”: Novak Djokovic When It Comes to Representing Serbia

Published 11/27/2021, 8:05 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 19, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his group stage match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has become one of the most complete athletes in recent times. The manner in which he commands himself on the court and off the court is commendable. He not only competes for himself but takes it upon himself to help his nation win titles.

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At the moment, Djokovic is representing Serbia at the Davis Cup 2021. He won his opening match with ease. The Serb cruised over Dennis Novak from Austria in straight sets. After the match, the World No. 1 player spoke about the importance and honor of representing his country on these grand stages like the Davis Cup.

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The 34-year-old player spoke on this subject and stated, “It feels great to play for Serbia again,” Djokovic said. “We are part of an individual sport, but I love to play for my country and I try to play when they need me. It has been a long year, but you always find extra motivation playing for your country.”

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Novak Djokovic is a principled individual

Although tennis is an individual sport, players like Djokovic find it a privilege to play for their nation. Having played a lot of tennis this season, after dealing with all the fatigue, the Belgrade-born player still gets the added motivation that helps him compete for Serbia to the best of his abilities. 

Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Group F – Serbia v Austria – Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria – November 26, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Austria’s Dennis Novak shake hands after their match REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Coming to tennis, Djokovic won the first three Grand Slam titles this season. Sadly, he lost in the final to Medvedev at the US Open. He then won the Paris Masters. All eyes will be on the Serb if he decides to defend his title at the Australian Open in 2022. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has 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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