We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have.— Novak Djokovic
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The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.
In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible.
.. When I was saying I want to be No. 1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old, most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I've done it.
Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.
I know that success does not come at once, it is not a thing achieved overnight.
It is the result of many, many, many years of working and trying to achieve goals.
I am the greatest tennis player. The other players are like coins in my pocket that I give to a homeless man.
You have to believe on the court. In the end, it's mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It's all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it's a process of learning.
I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.
I stopped thinking too much about what could happen and relied on my physical and mental strength to play the right shots at the right time.
It is my goal to win every time I play.
But on the other hand, I also seek a balance of compassion and respect for the other players. I understand that everyone goes through difficult times, either mentally or physically, to cope with their life, to live the sport.
I don't like to compare years, honestly.
I think every year is a different experience, a different challenge. You grow. You evolve as a person and as a player.
Joking around is part of my personality, just who I am.
Tennis players we're always playing in center courts that feel like arenas.
And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you - it's like you're a gladiator in the arena. And everyone is cheering - and you're fighting, you're screaming, during your strokes - it feels like you're an animal, fighting for your life.
I'm a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course;
but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.
I am grateful to life. And also to the people who have brought me here. Without them, I could not be where I am now.
In my case, I can sincerely say nothing is impossible.
I love football and it's the sport I would really like to play.
I've said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career.
Mangling my racket and an odd swearword on the court is not something I am proud of and it shouldn't happen, but even my coaches have told me that it's sometimes better to let it all out, the anger inside you, because keeping it bottled would just eat you up in the long term.
The fact that nobody played tennis in my family and you'd say by chance they make three tennis courts in front of the restaurant that my family owned when I was 4, I think that's a destiny. That's kind of life circumstances that kind of come together for you to become who you want to become.
It gives me goose bumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the 'golden slam.'
My father had never watched tennis, never liked tennis too much.
He said, 'OK, we buy a racket, we watch together,' because we didn't know anything. It was a process of learning together that made it more interesting.
My nutritionist has done a great job in changing my diet after we established I am allergic to things like gluten - I can't eat pizza, pasta and bread. I have lost some weight, but my movement is sharper and I feel great.
My mother is a special story. She went through so much to bring us up, four men at home, especially when our country was going through really difficult times.
I want to help children in Serbia and around the world so they can realize their dreams.
Each year represents new challenges and obstacles. You have to adjust.
Imagine a part of the U.S.A., from which the U.S.A. started - where is the cradle of your history? This is Kosovo for Serbia.
I haven't been in tennis for that long, but what I can say is that we have a lot of young guys at the top who are willing to do a lot of good things for tennis in general.
Well, I do feel that I carry the responsibility of representing my country wherever I am, and this responsibility came with the success that I had in last couple of years, not just myself but the whole group of tennis players that comes from Serbia. And athletes in general are, in this moment, the biggest ambassadors that our country has.
Nadal's the best player in history on [clay], and he is one of the best-ever players that played this game.
My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.
The confidence is there, the game is there, but physically you can't fight nature sometimes. You can't do much about it.
My grandfather went through a lot in his life.
Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child's life will not only help him or her reach their reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole.
You have to consistently be successful to be one of the top players in the world, and everything is possible in life.
I remember as a kid, I was improvising and making little trophies out of different materials and going in front of the mirror, lifting the trophies and saying 'Nole was the champion!'
I am very skinny.
I want the same thing I've wanted since I was 7 years old. I want to be No. 1.
Mostly the problems when I was down were caused by myself.
There were times when I was not responsible enough or decisive enough.
It was very unusual for a boy to play tennis in my country.
Not everybody can like what I do, and if you feel that somebody is coming up closer to you and starting the rivalry and everything, you maybe change your position to him.
I am fast and very powerful on the court, so this is what matters.
The history of our country is cruel. We have to face those issues or, should I say, we had to. Not anymore I hope, because we are going in the right direction, and we are ready to forgive, ready to move on.
Tennis is my life, obviously; I need to focus, I need to win. But it's not the only thing. I'm not going to play forever.
It's interesting that I had such a close relationship with my grandfather.
Because your parents always judge you: they say, 'You shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that.' But with your grandparents you have a feeling that you can say anything or you can do anything, and they will support you. That's why you have this kind of connection.
Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family.
I've had my ups and downs in my private life.
Messi is the best player on the planet and he keeps on improving at Barça, now the best team in the world. What Messi does on and off the pitch is an inspiration for children who dream of becoming a footballer.
I have been through two wars in my 24 years, and I know what it's like to be without anything, to see the bombs flying above your head.
I lost to a better player who played some courageous tennis and deserved to win.
When the last point is done, we are humans.
Give your opponent a hug and say, ‘great fight,’ and that’s all.