After losing to Rafael Nadal in French Open 2020, Novak Djokovic is getting some severe criticism despite his best performance throughout the tournament. The Serbian player has always been open about his ambitions and goals. Be it media or his social handles. He speaks it all.
Moreover, it is no secret, and Djokovic has talked about this many times that he wants to beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam record. However, he has been getting many backlashes because he openly spoke about winning the top players’ records. On the other hand, Federer and Nadal have always been keen on playing their best and enjoy the game.
In a recent interview in Belgrade, he spoke that he knows some people are having issues with him because he is honest about opinions. “I do not feel the same pressure I have felt in the early stages of my career,” Djokovic said. “Maybe some people have a problem with me verbalizing my ambitions, but I was raised to be sincere. I do not like pretending,” he continued.
“I Want To End The Year As Number One”: Novak Djokovic
Further talking about his future ambition and goals, Djokovic said: “I want to end the year as number one, and I want to have a big advantage as possible for the first three months of 2021, which would allow me the historic number one, one of the two biggest goals in my career.”
“It comes with the territory if you are a top-level athlete, and it can also galvanize you. You take physical and mental knocks along the way, but it’s all part of the learning curve.” Novak concluded.
Novak also opened up and said that pressure has always been a part of his life. However, even if he gets retired today, he would be happy for all the achievements he has achieved till now.