“Most Important to Me”: Novak Djokovic Reveals How His Visit to Spiritual Hub Will Help Him at French Open 2021

Published 05/05/2021, 6:30 AM 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


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has established his own identity in tennis. With time, he has managed to get the better of his arch-rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. As of today, he enjoys a better head-to-head ratio against the two legends of the game. 

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At the moment, Novak Djokovic is on a spiritual visit to Bosnia. He has taken time off to rejuvenate after a couple of shaky results in Monte Carlo and Belgrade. The Serbian ace felt great upon his arrival in Visoko. In the past, he has been in a better mind space after his visits to the city and wishes for the same this time around. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 15, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his third round match against Britain’s Dan Evans REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Revealing details on his visit to Bosnia, Djokovic stated, “I am as excited about coming as I was the first time. When I come to my friend and excellent host Semir Osmanagić, I am always smiling. Last year I came right before the continuation of the season in which I started great and I hope to be able to record well on the wings of this good energy results in the upcoming tournaments, especially Roland Garros, which is the most important to me.”

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Novak Djokovic lifted his 9th Australian Open title this year

This season, the world’s best player won his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne. He played the entire event, even though he was suffering from a muscle tear on the right side of his abdomen. After that, he took a short break and made his return to the clay courts of Monte Carlo. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Unfortunately, his journey did not last long, and he lost in the early stages. Later, he featured in the ATP 250 event in his hometown, Belgrade. His exit came in the semifinal to the Russian star who has created headlines this season – Aslan Karatsev.

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After his trip to Bosnia, Novak will focus on the second Grand Slam of the season in Paris. In the previous season at the French Open, he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. 

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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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