World Number two tennis player Novak Djokovic is through to the fourth round of Australian Open 2020. In the third-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka, the Serb just lost eight points on his serve. Djokovic labeled the encounter to be one of the best serving Grand Slam matches in his career.
Recently the 16-time major champion Novak Djokovic was in conversation with The New York Times. His conversation there was quite profound which elucidated his distinct vision for tennis.
From his words, one could perceive that the priorities of Djokovic have evolved over time. He is grateful for everything he has achieved. However now he feels other significant things in the world outside can be accomplished by hitting a ball with a racquet.
“Everybody talks about trophies, achievements, records, history, and I’m really blessed to be in a position to be one of the guys in the mix and in the midst of these kinds of conversations. I am really grateful for the career I’ve had, but for me right now, tennis is more a platform than an obsession about individual achievement,” the Serb mentioned.
“I’ve finished with that kind of chapter in my life” – Novak Djokovic
The Serbian legend doesn’t see tennis as a sport anymore. Right now in his career, he doesn’t wake with the feeling to win. However, when he’s on the professional court, Djokovic gives everything he has. He certainly terms ‘the ambitious sportsmanlike’ segment of his life to be concluded, and he’s working towards exploring new ventures in life.
“I don’t see tennis anymore only as I’m going to go there, and I’m going to win the trophy, do everything possible to achieve that, and once that’s done it’s done, and that’s the only reason I’m playing. I’ve finished with that kind of chapter in my life. I guess through the evolution of my life I came to the stage where it’s more than that,” said Novak Djokovic.
Up next at the Australian Open 2020, the Serb will take on the Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman. The Argentine is yet to drop a set in the Melbourne major. Also, he is yet to attain his first win against the defending champion Djokovic.