World No.1 Novak Djokovic is best known for his resilient tennis on the court, while Serb is an example of a kind person on the off-court. However, the former World No.8 and countryman Janko Tipsarevic described the 18-time Grand Slam title winner as the “most unmaterialistic person.”
The 36-year-old Tipsarevic retired from professional tennis in 2019. During his active career, Janko teamed up with Novak Djokovic to compete in several doubles matches and represent their nation in Davis Cup.
Novak Is An Incredibly Humble Person On Off The Court, says Janko Tipsarevic
When asked what does Novak Djokovic like off the court and what makes him such a champion?
Tipsarevic replied, “Novak is. Incredibly humble off the court, he is probably talking about this stature, the most unmaterialistic person that you would ever meet like he normally is when you create general generational wealth, people like this tend to change. And look, from the moment that I know him up until this point, he didn’t change one single bit in any way.”
To intend to help the needy community, Novak Djokovic runs a foundation and tennis centre in Serbia.
Janko continued, “But definitely the most unmaterialistic person that I know, a guy with a big heart who is always trying to help everybody, especially Serbia and its estimates regarding the reason why he is where he is. I believe the number one factor is mental strength.”
Djokovic Came To The Next Level Was That The Mental Strength, says Tipsarevic
Novak Djokovic is an athlete who never gives up till his last breath. To hone his mental skills, the 33-year-old from Belgrade is working harder on himself every day.
He always embraces new habits of improving his mental strength. According to reports, Djokovic is a devoted Christian. He often visits sacred places worldwide and turns everyday pages of the holy book, the Bible. And Serb is following a healthy diet and doing yoga and meditation.
Tipsarevic further added, “I don’t want to say that he’s more talented than Rafael. Rafa is more talented than him or Roger. I think this is up for debate, and we can talk about this forever.”
Janko also explained, “The reason why he actually came to the next level was that the mental strength that was accumulated over the immense amount of years and the sacrifice that he was able to do outside of court, outside of the tennis court, to better himself and become an actual champion.”
“I don’t think in any way that he was actually one that I don’t think I know that he wasn’t practising more on the court than Rafa, practising more than Roger. But the amount of professionalism and sacrifice that he was doing outside of the court, I think it’s unmatched by any athlete in history,” Tipsarevic confessed.
Novak Djokovic has already begun training ahead of the European clay-court swing. First of all, he will compete at the Monte-Carlo Masters, which starts on 11th April in Monaca as per the ATP tour calendar.