Djokovic’s father: “My son has done nothing to be hated”

The conquest of the eighth Australian Open title by Novak Djokovic additionally introduced some criticism inside the Serbian atmosphere. In an interview with the Serbian medium Telegraf Srdjan Djokovic, the tennis participant's father, strongly criticized the general public perspective of the Rod Laver Enviornment in the direction of his son throughout the remaining of the match. “A seven-time Australian Open champion performs on the central courtroom, the place he has by no means misplaced a remaining, and is measured in opposition to an Austrian participant and the general public helps the Austrian. Think about disrespect for Novak. My son has done nothing To be hated Those that do all the time put a however their successes. It’s a minority in contrast to the overwhelming majority of Serbs who’re happy with Djokovic. “The tennis participant's father additionally hinted at his son's interest of coming from Serbia. “It’s a sport of the wealthy and they don’t perceive that somebody from the small and poor Serbia has been the most effective on this planet for the previous 10 years. Going in opposition to it offers you additional vitality and can be the most effective ever in all statistics. He’ll be the most effective of all time and when he finishes his profession he’ll dwell close to his individuals in Serbia. “

It’s not the primary time that Srdjan Djokovic fees exhausting in opposition to the general public of a Grand Slam match. After the conquest of Djokovic final yr in Wimbledon, the daddy of the tennis participant charged in opposition to the followers of the ultimate. “The sport was performed in a hostile atmosphere, the spectators went in opposition to Djokovic. That day there was no truthful play. “

Djokovic's father additionally spoke about Nadal's criticism after the ATP Cup remaining in Sydney the place a lot of the general public supported Serbia's crew. “In Sydney, when Serbia gained the ATP Cup, there have been many Serbs and Nadal couldn’t with that. That is what has occurred to Novak over the past 15 years and no person complains. Novak confirmed in Madrid, London or New York, within the wealthy western world that’s believed above us, that we’re equal, that we’re an outdated European civilization and now we have nothing to be ashamed of. “

Srdjan Djokovic is assured that his son will match Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam model in 2020, one thing that might occur if the Belgrade tennis participant raises the title at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open. “Novak is not going to cease at 17 Grand Slam and this yr he’ll strive to assault the file of 20 Grand Slam titles by Roger Federer and on October 6 or 7 he may attain him within the variety of weeks as no 1 of the rating. We’ve that and the I pray on the Tokyo Olympics. We gained't loosen up till after the US Open. In mid-September we will make assessments. Three extra Grand Slam are ready for us. After we win them, it’ll be time to make assessments “

The daddy of the Serbian tennis participant confirmed his most private aspect when he talked about how he lived the ultimate in opposition to Thiem. “I had a nasty time throughout the remaining, however I do know I’ve the most effective son and athlete on this planet. Within the necessary occasions he’s the most effective and he confirmed it once more. Within the remaining in opposition to Thiem I suffered quite a bit, it was troublesome to bear it. I didn’t see the beginning of the sport. I drove by way of town for an hour and a half and arrived in the course of the fourth set. When they’re dad and mom, they are going to perceive. The youngsters will be those who succeed us and that’s the essence of life. My youngsters are nice in each approach, they’ve surpassed their father in some ways for a very long time and that’s my biggest success. “

Srdjan Djokovic additionally talked about how the conflict influenced his son's character and the way he acts as a flag of his nation within the nice sporting occasions which can be celebrated everywhere in the world. “Djokovic lived the entire conflict with us. He was 12 years outdated, Marko eight and Djordje 4. All of us jumped off the bed with the bombings as all of us slept collectively. They bombed our nation, our individuals, our kids. However Novak, together with his instance , confirmed that regardless of the conflict nothing is inconceivable, that we’re an outdated European civilization that fights for his or her standing and that nobody can forbid us from combating for ourselves and singing our patriotic songs if hurting anybody. “