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Imperator

Hall of Fame
To be honest Rafa is the the top favorite to win RG, the way he strikes the ball and how he moves. Only his back problems are holding him back. Novak is in the process to raise his fitness level for the clay.
I only dislike his movement in his asic shoes on clay. He is slipping to much when he needs to accelerate. It didn't happen when he wore adidas sneakers.
Yes, Nadal is winning RG. I was joking.
 

Waves

New User
Good to see him enjoying life outside of the courts. It’s all good till it’s not, and he seems aware of this and taking advantage. The tennis and records will take care of themselves.
 

daphne

Hall of Fame
The wife of the famous tennis player Novak Djokovic, Jelena Djokovic, has opened her soul to many details that have intrigued the public for years.

- When I had children, I wanted to be their best teacher, so I got myself to the stage of fooling around like crazy on the topic of parenting and the psychology of growing up, brain development, emotion development and, among other things, through my passion I developed with our team at the Novak Djokovic Foundation programs just for parents like me who want to learn more, who want to learn from someone who has more experience, but not be perfect. We have always been taught that children should stand on the shoulders of their parents, as if we should raise them to be even better, bigger and more successful than us. I am married to a person who is actually already historical and I thought that as a mother I should invent hot water. Of course, that completely drove me crazy, that thought, and led to a new teaching. I've changed a lot. My difficulties were also that I wanted to protect children, to give them the choice to decide for themselves whether or not they want to be a part of our public life, which is necessary as a consequence of great success, historical success that Novak achieved. Among other things, my husband may not have such thinking, so a compromise had to be found. He grew up in conditions where he dreamed of being loved, seen, standing on top of the world, so that everyone would know about him, while I dreamed a completely different dream. I wanted to be a successful woman from the shadows - said Jelena in the show "Who am I to you and what am I to myself", so she touched on Novak's parenting.

- Novak is a really wonderful father and he does it very well, but his capacity for the kind of concentration that children require is limited because he has too many responsibilities and in that context I think we are a very good team because it is a great pleasure to be there and I have help . We know very well what Novak's needs are and we all fit into those needs. It’s less glamorous to say, but it is true and Novak is aware of it. Both his parents and his brothers, we are all subordinated to that great success, world success - she stated.

- We recently had a conversation about why we don't travel with him anymore. The children have grown up, they want to have friends, they want to go to their kindergarten, to have their routines, their famous park, famous locations and to know where they are. It is interesting for them to go somewhere for a week or two, but the dynamics of our trip is mostly such that we know the hotel rooms, we know the way to the tennis courts and we know the local parks of the place where we are. Now, someone is more capable of regenerating in that world. Novak is someone who grew up with that intensity of "break ball, match ball, break ball, match ball", but we get tired of watching, we change the channel to rest. He is in it non-stop, when he returns home he watches on Youtube and analyzes what happened in another match, who is the next opponent, what the competition is doing, he is very dedicated and a great professional. And I lived it before the kids came, and this is a new story that I’m trying to get used to and I’m still doing it less successfully than I’d like in terms of getting tired of traveling a lot and insisting that travel be less frequent to be better quality - Jelena pointed out in the mentioned show, so she discovered where their home is.

- My home has been in Monaco for now, but we don't know if we can really say that it is our home. We have spent a lot of time here in Serbia in the previous two years, so this is also a home. I think my home is also abroad because my parents are with me and my sister is with me, my husband and children, the home is where we are, but not in a hotel (laughs). I need one home, I think I need one home, but we can't fulfill that, we have to be in more locations because life simply doesn't lead us to one side only - said Novak Djokovic's wife.

- It is interesting that I first learned about veganism through fasting. There are dates that our faith dictates when we need to cleanse our body and spirit so that we can live better. I love a healthy life very much, I love that energy that I can carry through everything I do. That deepened in college when a friend took me through a campus in Milan, showed me dormitories for students and one that could potentially be mine, one was next to the canteen where everyone on the scholarship should eat. That home was the cheapest, about 150 euros a month, which was great for me at the time. Of course, that was not the best solution because you don't have your own toilet, you share a room, you share a bathroom with someone, but it was important how much it cost. And then he told me not to worry, here I am, here was my sister, but she died this summer. As he explained to me, her intestines were tied. I froze then, I immediately had a picture in my head of how she lived in this home and ate in this canteen, I immediately connected it with the diet. I started thinking about how to survive for three years because I didn't have the money to eat in I don't know what restaurants, and I didn't even live in a home where I have a kitchen. So veganism started out of torment (laughs). I think people dedicate themselves to a healthier lifestyle when they are diagnosed with something. I started veganism out of fear of illness. And that’s the worst way to get started and I wouldn’t advise anyone to do anything out of fear. I try not to do it out of fear. I did not eat expensive food during my student days. Of course, later I was able to eat expensive food thanks to the money we have. However, a great transition occurred when I became a mother. I thought that I was the only source of food for my child because I was breastfeeding and I didn't want to rely on anything else, and then I thought about how to make that milk the best in the world. All paths have led me in that healthy direction and I am grateful for that, but the question is whether I will be vegan for the rest of my life. The food we eat every day is inflammatory. We live a very stressful life, our digestion is difficult if we eat heavy food, our energy drops, we are asleep, it happens to everyone when they have a very hearty meal. I also observed my body, why would it happen to me at 11 in the morning after a whole night of sleep that I would be tired. And that doesn't happen to me when I eat fruit or some light food. Novak is an even bigger perfectionist, he knows his body even better, no one can make him do something he doesn't want.

Novak did not become vegan under my influence. Novak is the best in the world, he is a single champion, he is alone on the field, no one can force him to do something. We are a team and it is very important for me to say, I did not force him to do something, nor did he force me. We explored everything together. He was the first to go vegan. I was a big carnivore, and I still love it very much, but I don't eat it. I feel good and that was my goal, to find a way to live this life awake, with energy, healthy. We apply that in our house as well, and our children always have a choice - Jelena was clear.

to be continued in the next part...
 

daphne

Hall of Fame
- Novak and I have been together for 14, 15 years and we are very similar, we are passionate, we are a great support to each other. Naturally, I fell into roles that aimed to make it easier for him to reach the top, and the good thing is that I found the opportunity to learn and grow in everything, and he used my curiosity to relieve himself so that he could focuses on what he needs most. I experience that I am a kind of airport that receives flights, receives information, provides directorates exclusively guided by what Novak wants and what works in his favor, so I lead his teams, in terms of communication, his national and global PR and his marketing activities. . I studied it and worked with people who are much more experienced than me and from whom I learned a lot. My advantage was that I knew Novak very well, so I could literally convey his word without him having to deal with it, and be the one to oversee that everything is carried out to the end as he imagined. He says everything he says honestly, I just tell him when he needs to wait for the right moment to say the things they want. Not everyone can always understand it. Here in Serbia, they will understand him for certain things, abroad for others. Waiting for the right moment is important, as it does not waste its energy in the first match but in the final. His team is concentrated so that he absolutely excels when needed. That is also my role - she pointed out.

- Novak does not like to lose, who likes to lose. But he really got good at it, I'm not good at it because I know how hard he tried and I'm terribly sorry, I cried a lot after his missed chances, and again they were not missed because he used each one in the smartest possible way and excelled after that - says Jelena, and points out that her parents are a great support in life.

- My dad and my mom from the shadows take care of me the most, if it weren't for her who supports it all, he couldn't always be my support. He is my angel, a balm for the soul, I take him everywhere with me, everything that I have a hard time understanding, he made it for me as a song. When Tara was two months old, Novak went to Australia for a month, I was left alone, without anyone's help in Monaco, and I called my dad then and said that I couldn't do all this alone. He then resigned and came. From that moment on, we sing while dealing with children, he explains to me that not everything has to be so professional, and I experienced all this too professionally. I got too involved in the role of being the wife of someone best at something. I am very grateful to be Novak’s life partner and he is grateful. But I thought I had to be something special, not just Jelena, and he loves me just like Jelena - she admitted, and stated what she would say to that "old Jelena".
- I firmly believe that Jelena from 15 and from 16 and from 17 should make exactly those mistakes and exactly those successes. Because each one led me to the next turn, and it seems to me that I am on a good path to be okay with everything. I am often at peace. I don’t show my vulnerability often because it has no purpose. Because people say, "what, you have everything you want," and that's okay, I'm grateful, I just want to be even better to myself and others and I have a lot of space to work. Thanks to my childhood and all my experiences, and maybe just this today's conversation, I will learn something new that will bring me to the next station, because I really want to learn. I see no reason to sit and do nothing, and that is supposedly guaranteed to me because I have money. I resist that, so that the money doesn't stop me, and he says: "now lie down, sunbathe and enjoy". I don't really want that - concludes Jelena Djokovic in the mentioned show.
 

Tennis_Freak99

Hall of Fame
Draw is out. Djokovic's path to Rome number 6:

Evans/Fritz
Dimitrov
Tsitsipas/Berrettini
Thiem/Rublev
Nadal

Not easy that's for sure. But with RG fast approaching he shouldn't have it easy. Time to get serious again...
Good that he plays Evans again so soon after MC. Expecting Novak to handle him this time with efficiency.

Tsitsipas is a big challenge. Realistically, I see Stef beating Djokovic this time...although EMW won't go down without a fight
 
Djokovic continues to benefit from the tournament wins by many different players which splits the points up and so doesn't challenge his No. 1 ranking. The wins are: Dubai (Karatsev), Acapulco (Zverev), Miami (Hurkacz), Monte Carlo (Tsitsipas), Barcelona (Nadal), Madrid (Zverev or Berrettini). Even though Djokovic has not played well since AO, he still has more than 1800 points over Nadal and almost 1700 over Medvedev. If you take out Medvedev, because he is unlikely to become a clay court player having won very few matches there, nor has he done well at Wimbledon, then Nadal continues to be the biggest threat to Djokovic's No. 1. However, I don't see Nadal ever winning a slam outside of RG again and he will defend 2,000 points at the USO.

Not counting Medvedev, I believe Djokovic is guaranteed No. 1 until the end of Wimbledon or 328 weeks total. If he wins Wimbledon, then he has pretty smooth sailing for the rest of the year and YE No.1 assuming no injury and he plays his usual strong hardcourt season. Not that I expect him to win a lot of tournaments, but he is likely to get deep into most. Medvedev, does defend a LOT of points at the end of the season and so is unlikely to remain as close as he is now to Djokovic and Nadal.
 

GabeT

Legend
Djokovic continues to benefit from the tournament wins by many different players which splits the points up and so doesn't challenge his No. 1 ranking. The wins are: Dubai (Karatsev), Acapulco (Zverev), Miami (Hurkacz), Monte Carlo (Tsitsipas), Barcelona (Nadal), Madrid (Zverev or Berrettini). Even though Djokovic has not played well since AO, he still has more than 1800 points over Nadal and almost 1700 over Medvedev. If you take out Medvedev, because he is unlikely to become a clay court player having won very few matches there, nor has he done well at Wimbledon, then Nadal continues to be the biggest threat to Djokovic's No. 1. However, I don't see Nadal ever winning a slam outside of RG again and he will defend 2,000 points at the USO.

Not counting Medvedev, I believe Djokovic is guaranteed No. 1 until the end of Wimbledon or 328 weeks total. If he wins Wimbledon, then he has pretty smooth sailing for the rest of the year and YE No.1 assuming no injury and he plays his usual strong hardcourt season. Not that I expect him to win a lot of tournaments, but he is likely to get deep into most. Medvedev, does defend a LOT of points at the end of the season and so is unlikely to remain as close as he is now to Djokovic and Nadal.
Novak has a big advantage in terms of #1 stats in that he is a contender almost everywhere and no other player today can aim to go deep almost anywhere. Even in his worst slam he has the second best record in the last couple of years. it Increases his chances of winning slams but it also means he can probably extend his #1 stats further even if he doesn‘t win tournaments
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic continues to benefit from the tournament wins by many different players which splits the points up and so doesn't challenge his No. 1 ranking. The wins are: Dubai (Karatsev), Acapulco (Zverev), Miami (Hurkacz), Monte Carlo (Tsitsipas), Barcelona (Nadal), Madrid (Zverev or Berrettini). Even though Djokovic has not played well since AO, he still has more than 1800 points over Nadal and almost 1700 over Medvedev. If you take out Medvedev, because he is unlikely to become a clay court player having won very few matches there, nor has he done well at Wimbledon, then Nadal continues to be the biggest threat to Djokovic's No. 1. However, I don't see Nadal ever winning a slam outside of RG again and he will defend 2,000 points at the USO.

Not counting Medvedev, I believe Djokovic is guaranteed No. 1 until the end of Wimbledon or 328 weeks total. If he wins Wimbledon, then he has pretty smooth sailing for the rest of the year and YE No.1 assuming no injury and he plays his usual strong hardcourt season. Not that I expect him to win a lot of tournaments, but he is likely to get deep into most. Medvedev, does defend a LOT of points at the end of the season and so is unlikely to remain as close as he is now to Djokovic and Nadal.
Yes, Djokovic looks to remain the heavyweight champion for a very long time yet. That record breaking 7th year end number one has got to be in his peripheral vision even if he is looking straight ahead at the slam count.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Novak has a big advantage in terms of #1 stats in that he is a contender almost everywhere and no other player today can aim to go deep almost anywhere. Even in his worst slam he has the second best record in the last couple of years. it Increases his chances of winning slams but it also means he can probably extend his #1 stats further even if he doesn‘t win tournaments
350 plus weeks is on the cards for sure with Novak.
 
Yes those numbers would be great. You could add the Olympic Gold as well. I am not sure he can do all of that, but it would be nice.

I know the Nadal fans just want to emphasize slam count, obviously because Nadal has not much else to argue for being the GOAT. If he wins more slams, I think they will all be at RG which just further emphasizes that he is Clay GOAT, not Overall GOAT. If Djokovic really adds a lot more weeks, I think future commentators will emphasize that more than we do right now. It shows balance, ability to win on any court, longevity, and consistency.

I hope he is just trying to weather through the clay season which has gone well since Nadal has not picked up a Clay 1000 yet and looks vulnerable for the FO. It would be nice for Novak to really push hard for the rest of the season to do well at RG, the Olympics, and wrap up YE No.1, maybe two more slams, and YE championship (which I think is least likely of all of these).

We can say that right now he is most rested of all the Top 20 players; the questions is, can he get elevate his form quickly.
 

Enceladus

Legend
Video clips from Novak India Fans:

Why you should NEVER UNDERESTIMATE Novak Djokovic


Novak Djokovic All Winners From Year's 1st Grand Slam | AO 2021


Novak Djokovic Ultimate Tennis Points Against Rafael Nadal
 
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