World No.1 Novak Djokovic is best known for his kindness and gratefulness on and off the court. And Serb’s heart throwing celebration is one of the iconic gestures in the men’s game. However, the 18-time Grand Slam champion admits everyone thinks his belief is fake, but he explains it doesn’t fit into this realm.
The 33-years-old tennis legend from Belgrade is a devout Christian and often exhibits his religious beliefs on the courts. According to reports, Djokovic regularly turns pages of Christians holy book, the Bible.
Needless to say, tennis is a dynamic sport, and it requires physical and mental discipline. In a recent interview, Novak Djokovic, who is not easily distracted by his surroundings, explained how he balances his body and mind during the matches.
“How I try to get myself back in an optimal state of mind and body through breathwork conscious breathing whether it’s just one or two or three or five or ten breaths depending on how much time I have whether it’s closing my eyes and just feeling myself being centred and you have different techniques we don’t need to go into that now but just conscious breathing,” Djokovic stated.
“When someone is chanting from the crowd the name of my opponent I am hearing my own name”, says Novak Djokovic.
Serbian also emphasised that habit is everything that is good or bad. He further took his on court activity to explain how to form a new habit.
“Whenever I step into the court, I look at the sky; I express my gratitude for being there. When I step on the court, I touch the court, and I make that connection with my heart.
And I feel that I’m one with the chord I imagine this huge energetical ray of space with that connects the heavens and the court, and now this might sound very I don’t know mystical or something like that to a lot of people, but this is what I truly do, and I feel,” Novak added.
“Drawing The Energy From The Heavens”, Djokovic on His Heart Throwing Celebration
After every single victory, Serb thanks fans on the court with an iconic gesture, which he brings both hands close to his heart and then expands toward spectators.
Djokovic continued, “why am I making full of myself in front of all these people touching the ground or talking to myself and looking at the sky or the way I celebrate drawing the energy from the heavens and Then sharing it with everyone sharing that love and energy.”
While everyone ponders his belief is fake, Djokovic believes it’s compelling.
“And then, of course, everyone thinks it’s fake because it doesn’t fit into this realm that we are experiencing right so for me this is what I do, and this is what I feel is very powerful,” Nole concluded.
However, Novak Djokovic announced that he would concentrate on certain tournaments in the upcoming years after hunting his 18th Grand Slam title at the recently concluded Australian Open.