Tennis / champion
Novak as Rocky Balboa, the family key to return!
Novak openly about everything through what he went through to return to the top. And he intends to stay here ... Novak can be announced only with a nickname in Serbia and around the world. In tennis he has won everything that can be won. He spent 223 weeks at the 1st ATP list. The owner has several dozen records and we can say that he is entitled to be considered the best tennis player of all time. He is the UNICEF ambassador, and through his foundation he helps the children of Serbia. Novak Djokovic was announced in the show "Yes, Maybe No," Olivera Kovacevic, who was broadcast on RTS last night, where he talked about many topics from his career and private life. In the studio in Kosutnjak, he entered the music from the movie "Rocky", although the music from the Jedi Return was also adequate. "Sky Walker" has his sword, while Djokovic has a tennis racket. But somehow the story of Rooney is a story about a man rising from the margin. A fighter for justice. Somewhere this story resembles Novak's story, to someone from Serbia who went on a big stage. "It has a similarity, simply because Roki is trying to conquer the world's throne in a sport he is dealing with and who is fond of and becomes a champion of the people, and remains humble on the earth, close to people. He continues his daily life despite successes, as happens until that moment, he does not forget the true values of life, the real life principles, so that's something I identify with. But, he uses his fists as a weapon, I racket, so I do not have to be so muscular to be, Novak said. The year was successful for Novak, with several tournaments in a row that were a great success. "One part of me knew that it was only a matter of moments when I will make a big success and when I will put myself in a position to fight for Grands Slem, and also to be able to fight for No. 1 in the world. Frankly, when I am he returned with a new-old team, with tennis coach Marijan Vajda and Gebhard Gric, a fitness trainer. We moved in April this year to develop a strategy and long-term and short-term plans and on that schedule, and in that plan, I was going around the US Opening about to reach its peak of form For the joy and pleasant surprise of all of us, the highlight of the form came already on the grass in Queens, and I won Wimbledon. It is a milestone and something that I needed a lot at that moment. oscillations and results and toys found myself on the field. I had an operation and a leave from the field for 6 months, "explained Djokovic. When asked what was the biggest problem, Novak explained that everything went from Roland Garros. "Roland Garros was a whip on a cake and a tournament that was long wanted, and for years I've been at the very moment of winning the tournament. I lost three finals to that tournament in 2016. I think that because of this expectation and the pressure I put myself above all, and of course everyone else, that simply the energy charge was so big and of course it exhausted me. I simply did not emotionally have enough energy in my reservoir to compete on a high level. I listened to the stories of former champions and people who were in these same sneakers, in these same situations, who talked about ramming your head against the wall sooner or later, in an emotional sense, saying that when you realize all your dreams and when you achieve a certain success and when you go to that stage of your career that you simply wonder what to do next, "said Novak. There was a problem with the motivation and competition charge. "I thought I would never enter this state of mind, but I was cheating myself, it was just like that. However, I saved the will to work, the trainings. I worked the same way I worked until then, even more so because I I wanted through training and through this effort to find another jar to compete. I did not miss some passion for tennis and tennis and training. I went to trainings and I was regular, I was disciplined, as was the case all my life and all my career, but just when I entered the field to compete, when I heard the referee call the result, I had a break from the movie. I can not fully understand it, because I was not fully prepared for it I was convinced by knowing myself that it would never come to that because I really did not have a problem with motivation and inspiration then. I did not have to push myself, I just know what my goal is when I'm on the ground, tactical I'm ready to know I have to do it in a certain way so that the outcome of the match is as desirable, "said Djokovic. During that period Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Games took place. "Now that I would regain my time, and I do not like to do it, because I do not say anything in my life, because I believe that everything in life is happening with a reason and that there are lessons for us to learn, but that I really could For example, after Roland Garros, Rio came and I was there at the peak. I had won the Grand Slams behind me, and I was number one in the world, absolutely dominant. two days before the match, I had a left wrist injury, and then in that short period of time I tried with all medical personnel and doctors and orthopedists to find a solution in order to recover and give my maximum, "evoked Djokovic's memories. The wrist injury on his left hand was then experienced for the first time in his career. "When it all ended, when I had a little more time to look at everything and think a little about why certain things happened, I decided that I was too overwhelmed, if I wanted too much. If I had burned in that desire, and in some way I deviated from that rhythm of training planning, recovery and optimal preparation, from this formula that worked perfectly, perfectly until that moment. I have diverged, because the Olympic Year is probably the most difficult year in the schedule because you have the same number of tournaments, with the fact that you have OIs that have special weight. And then you have to prepare for it separately, and you do not have the time because the OI always falls in that frustrated period of the year between Wimbledon and US Open, where you have several more big tournaments, so all in all this was a great lesson.It was probably necessary after the US Open to finish the season.Maybe even after the OI, but I managed to somehow qualify for the US Open.I played the finals, this is an excellent result, but I remember very well this tournament. Here I pulled out the last atoms of this glow and that mental strength for the competition, after which I was like a squeezed balloon and the only reason I continued to compete until the end of the season and to play the tournaments is because Marey caught the run and what I was the first place was endangered. In fact, I allowed others to influence me that I should continue. I felt deep inside myself that I should stop, part of the people beside me was also support. Especially my wife and parents said that I should stop. However, of course, nobody can decide for me, "said Djokovic. Nevertheless, Novak decided to stop next year. "It was last year and I did not decide it, but it was decided by the higher force, and my body, because simply, the elbow could not withstand the effort. Lacet was, of course, one of the problems that existed, and it was the current two and by the age It's a long time, the answer is simple: As a professional athlete, you are wearing a dressed-up pain and a level of pain and you have to accept it, however, you know exactly and you have the feeling when that pain goes beyond a certain limit and when it prevents you to give you some of your own maximum. It started to happen to me in early 2016. I'm against drugs, pills, etc. I'm always trying to do somehow the most about prevention rather than on treatment. It's better to prevent it than to treat it, as they say. , just in those moments, in order to continue to play at that level, when it was already the season, I had to make a decision. Or I will take a break and address the problem adequately, or I will continue with the antiinflammatory medication season. I chose this other option and in some ways I know that it was necessary at that time to continue playing, but when looking at things from this perspective, it was not the right decision for my health. Of course, taking into consideration the whole sequence after that, that year and a half, what happened, I probably would not make that decision because the break was inevitable, sooner or later, "Novak noted. The drugs only masked the causes of the injury. "It was masking the symptoms. There was no pain because it was muffled, but the situation worsened in the elbow, and I did not know it because I did not feel it. Bol is the signal of the body that something is going on inside it to address. I did not look at it at that moment, and I learned the lesson the hard way, "admitted Djokovic. The operation followed. "It was my first and I hope the only operation in my life. I am not a fan of surgery and a knife to tell you." "I know that in some situations this is simply necessary." "To say inevitably." But I tried my best to avoid this and then I took a break in 2017 in June, after that Wimbledon when I handed in the quarterfinals. Then I was just feeling a lot of relief and relief, because I deeply knew in myself that that moment would come sooner or later and that it just had to happen and when it happened finally, when I was prevented from holding the racket in my hands, then I realized in fact that it was a one-month break before me. They told me that after 3 months I could return to the tournament, but I decided to take 6 months without a tournament, simply because I needed the same break and to stuff the batteries, emotionally and a bit psychic. I needed some fresh start, then I visited the best orthopedics in Serbia, North America and around the world. that surgery is not necessary, and that I simply need to follow some particular protocol they overwhelm me. In the end, when I came back for the new season, the pain again appeared and then there was frustration because I took 6 months of break time, convinced by all the doctors that it was enough time for recovery, "says Djokovic . The assignment was done in Switzerland. "I met a Swiss man who is an orthopedic surgeon and who told me that I do not have to do it right now, but that it's better to get rid of it before, and eventually I turned him down and went to Australia, and again played under It was at the beginning of this year, when I returned from Australia, it was clear to me, and I just had to do it myself. The job was done very well, because I returned to the tennis court very soon, according to many experts, maybe too fast Agasi and Radek, doctors and families, nobody was going to come back at that moment, I'm just, but now I see that was a mistake But I would not change anything because things are right as it should be and precisely because of this whole process and everything that was going on, I am here today where I am, and it's just that, "Novak said. Cooperation with Agassi was interrupted during that period. "We stayed in excellent relationships and we have not had an official contract at any time, as usual with other coaches, he has a lot of obligations, he has a family, he has his children, he has a foundation." Agassi is a special man who likes to talk and find the essence in everything that I do not mind because I also like to talk. He helped me find the cause of everything, how to deal with certain decisions and emotions, and he is really a fantastic man in every way. But, as Agassi said: Too many times we agreed to disagree, and there are no problems among us, but we did not agree professionally, "Djokovic said. The time has come when Novak has suspected himself, in the further course of his career. "I first said that to myself, and then to the people around me. Everybody was caught, because at those moments I was not sure what I was saying, and each of us, as a man, regardless of the field of action, is going through such moments. After surgery, many thoughts and emotions that were not the worst were passing through my head. The worst is when there is a doubt about faith and optimism that things should look positive: I am not ashamed of such moments and my fragility But my father, and women always believed in me. My brothers and team. I have huge gratitude for the people around me, especially my mother, who is the pillar of the family, wearing four men on her back, as well as the father who paved the way and allowed me to I'm filling my dreams, "says Djokovic. With his wife he went to the mountain at Marseille and there was a burning tan for the tennis again. "Going on the mountain was excellent. My wife after the pregnancy had no time to devote herself to myself and she was not in training, but she still climbed with me for four hours, and that was the moment when we got closer and when we achieved an even stronger relationship This five-day journey has brought some kind of fulfillment of pride and strength, and this journey has brought us closer, which we had not had since we became parents. That moment was the biggest turning point where everything came back in the package, "said Novak. Djokovic also talked about how important it was to him that Stefan was on the stands at Wimbledon and cheered him. "It meant a lot to me, and it inspired me: When you become a parent, the world turns you upside down." When we became our parents, this new dimension of love was unlocked in me, I'm coming from training, leaving a racket on the side and I'm not thinking about tennis anymore. tennis player and dressing suit of parents. For me as a father, it is most important that I have a good time with my children, and for my wife, and I am infinitely grateful for trying to organize our life at home and on the way, so I can dedicate myself to children enough tennis, "says the Serbian tennis player. On the subject of nutrition, and fame in Serbia regarding what Novak Djokovic is eating, Nole briefly said. "As a professional athlete, I depend on how I feel, how much energy I am if I am strong enough, explosive and fast," there was everything Nole had to say on the subject. One of the questions was about the one who washed the socks, with an allusion to his mother Diana's statement that she had done it for years, struggling to take off slag from clothes. "My mother taught me to wash my socks, there was no money for junior tournaments even for that machine chip." In a hotel in the city of France, the lavabo was in the bedroom, not even in the bathroom. washed it there and then dried it on street banners, that even the police came to tell us that we did not do it, "said Djokovic. Novak also mentioned that he was driving a Tesla car mostly due to Nikola Tesla. "Only because of him, although it is an ecological car, but on the other hand it is mostly due to him." Tesla is our worn-out leaf and the most genial mind of all time, I'm constantly looking for people who have reproduced the character and work of Tesla. most delighting with him is not only that he was so modest and normal, and that he submitted all his inventions to the evolution of humanity, and he did not do it for material reasons, "Djokovic said. Djokovic played the saxophone in the studio, pointing out that his passion for this instrument does not share all the people, especially when playing at amateur level, as is the case with him. "The saxophone has always been the most attractive to me since it fits into everything. It has fascinated me since high school," Novak acknowledged. Novak's Foundation every year helps a large number of children across Serbia, to which Djokovic is proud. "My role is that through sport and philanthropic work we change the picture in society. My children are most interested in children and we have been working through the foundation since 2010. Our mission is to provide them with better conditions for early development during the preschool age," said Djokovic . Among the many topics, Nole also mentioned the next Olympic Games. "Tokyo is very close, and I think that I will be better prepared for this competition on the eve of the Games, and maybe I will not play some tournaments in order to get better prepared for a good start at Olympic Games 2020," concluded the best Serbian athlete.