“I Was Always Amazed With The Level Of Your Intensity” – Novak Djokovic On Maria Sharapova

Published 05/10/2020, 11:43 AM EDT


Maria Sharapova has always been one of the most exciting players to watch on the court. A large part of that is owed to her intensity, which is almost infectious and brings everyone to their feet, even in the most mundane competitions.

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This fact was reiterated by the Serbian giant Novak Djokovic in a recent Instagram live session with Maria. They both talked about a variety of issues. Among these, the most interesting was a conversation about having the right mindset.

This is where Djokovic was all praises for Maria. He admitted being a great fan of this aspect of her personality. Considering that they’ve been close for a long time, these were some big words. Let’s find out what Djokovic said about Sharapova.

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What did Novak Djokovic say about Maria Sharapova? 

Novak Djokovic talked about the kind of mental switch that Maria Sharapova possesses. Once she is on the court, she becomes a completely different person.

“I was always amazed with the level of intensity that you bring out in the court. Not just on the court, but also off the court. We’ve known each other now for a while, I mean 15 years and I know I don’t wanna say the “Real Maria” but I know the Other Maria that most of the people don’t see on the court or off the court within the premises of tennis facilities. Once you step on to the tennis club, it’s game face on, that’s it.”

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Maria answered that a lot of it was because of the kind of childhood that she has had. A tennis court was never a place of fun and games for her. Once you enter, you play to win.

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That translated into an intensity that everyone talked about a lot during her career. Some might even call her the most energetic player when she is really in her groove. Do you agree with Novak Djokovic?

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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