Goran Ivanisevic : "Novak Djokovic will achieve "immortality"

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"I am part of a team that writes history," Ivanisevic said in an interview with Croatian paper Vecernji. "If Djokovic wins the US Open this year and collects all four Grand Slams in the same year, he enters immortality, the rank of Rod Laver, although it is much harder to achieve such success in the 21st century than in Laver's time. It was not easy for him, five or six years ago no one could have imagined that Novak would be in a position to make this historic feat."

"Novak appeared at the top of world tennis after Federer and Nadal, when they had already gained a large number of fans," said the Croat. "Then a Balkan man came and messed up all their accounts."

"Novak says what he thinks, and many don't like it," said Ivanisevic. "He speaks five languages, he is extremely intelligent, he is interested in everything and has his own way of life. Some like the way he eats, some don't like it, some laugh at the meditation he is dedicated to, while he fully believes in it. I admire him. I watch him in the morning like practicing yoga for an hour and a half, in an indescribable, fascinating way."

"It seems to me that it is not desirable to have an opinion today," Djokovic's coach said. "The world should move for the better, but we are going in the opposite direction. If in the 21st century you can't say what you think, it's a disaster. Novak doesn't fit into that Western mould in which everything is arranged. He came from the Balkans where nothing is arranged and conquered them all."
 

Devtennis01

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Sad that Goran who is an actual slam champ is reduced to this. Would be more interesting to hear him talk about his actual playing career. Sadly, I imagine he is actually getting more money now than he was as a player.
 

jga111

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"I am part of a team that writes history," Ivanisevic said in an interview with Croatian paper Vecernji. "If Djokovic wins the US Open this year and collects all four Grand Slams in the same year, he enters immortality, the rank of Rod Laver, although it is much harder to achieve such success in the 21st century than in Laver's time. It was not easy for him, five or six years ago no one could have imagined that Novak would be in a position to make this historic feat."

"Novak appeared at the top of world tennis after Federer and Nadal, when they had already gained a large number of fans," said the Croat. "Then a Balkan man came and messed up all their accounts."

"Novak says what he thinks, and many don't like it," said Ivanisevic. "He speaks five languages, he is extremely intelligent, he is interested in everything and has his own way of life. Some like the way he eats, some don't like it, some laugh at the meditation he is dedicated to, while he fully believes in it. I admire him. I watch him in the morning like practicing yoga for an hour and a half, in an indescribable, fascinating way."

"It seems to me that it is not desirable to have an opinion today," Djokovic's coach said. "The world should move for the better, but we are going in the opposite direction. If in the 21st century you can't say what you think, it's a disaster. Novak doesn't fit into that Western mould in which everything is arranged. He came from the Balkans where nothing is arranged and conquered them all."
What a genre disrespecting idiot he is.
 
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