“He Didn’t Have Anything Easy”: Novak Djokovic’s Wife Posts Emotional Message for Him

Published 05/23/2021, 8:11 AM CDT
BELGRADE, SERBIA – JUNE 14: (L-R)The Djokovic family, Novak’s mother Dijana, Novak Djokovic, Novak’s brother Djordje, Novak’s father Srdjan and Novak’s wife Jelena pose during the Adria Tour Final match between Dominic Thiem of Austria and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia charity exhibition hosted by Novak Djokovic on June 14, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is one of the most dominant players in the men’s game. His ability to turn defense into the attack is unmatched. The 34-year-old player has managed to create an identity for himself amongst the likes of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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Yesterday was Novak Djokovic’s birthday and the Serbian star turned 34. Wishes from all over the world poured in, but it was his wife Jelena Djokovic’s post that caught the eye. She uploaded a few posts and the messages in them were touching. Jelena mentioned the struggles he’s had in his early days and how he has worked hard for everything he has earned today. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

In her posts, she mentioned, “The most special boy was born on this day. What a game-changer he is for so many young and old around the world. He didn’t have anything easy and he still doesn’t. All privileges he’s earned. And he keeps growing, keeps striving for that upgrade of his body, mind, and spirit.”

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Jelena Djokovic wants the world to know how special is Novak Djokovic 

Jelena expressed gratitude as she gets to be with Novak on his most special day of the year. She maintained that her husband is well aware that he is dear to her. She stated that she wants people from all over the world to know how unique Novak is.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The Serb’s partner further added, “I love that about him. I love to tell his story… I am grateful that I get to celebrate this day with him, and tell him all this in person. He knows I know he is so special. But maybe you didn’t know so I better make sure the whole world knows how special this day is! A star was born! A very bright star in my universe. Happy birthday, amore!!!”

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Coming to tennis, Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam title earlier this season at the Australian Open. He is currently focusing on the French Open, which begins in the coming week. It’ll be interesting to see if the Serb can win a second title in Paris.

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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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