The most awaited finals of the French Open between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic did not turn out to be as thrilling as everybody anticipated. The finals on Sunday ended with a straight-set win for Spaniard over the Serb. Nadal went on to equal Federer after winning his 20th grand slam singles title.
On the contrary, the day did not go well for Novak Djokovic. After losing in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, he reflected upon his performance and state of mind. The 33-year-old openly talked about how he approaches other peoples’ opinions about him. He accepted that the way others see him is different from how he looks at himself and tries to stay faithful.
“The way I see myself obviously is different than the way other people see me. I try to be true to my core values, but I’ve always said that the only constant in my life changes. I’m someone that has that kind of approach to life and try to be as best a human being as I can possibly be.”, the Serb said while talking at a Press conference in Roland Garros.
“Try To Remind Me How Blessed I am”: Novak Djokovic
The world number one explained how he tries to be thankful and experience gratitude for all the opportunities he has had and believes that he is not perfect.
“I have my flaws. I try to remind myself how blessed I am to be in this position especially in the big moments and the big tournaments like this (French Open).”, he said.
He continued, “I’m just very blessed and grateful to have the life that I have right now, without a doubt. So, I have to continually repeat that to myself that nothing should be taken for granted. I keep on working on enjoying this sport I truly do.”
Djokovic went on to say that he learns from his losses and has learned his lessons from this one too. Moreover, Djokovic admitted that everyone can not like him and that he is willing to accept it.
“Of course, defeats like this are never really enjoyable, but in the greatest defeats, you learn the greatest lessons. I understand some people don’t like what I do. I know I can’t be liked by everyone, and that’s fine.”, Djokovic said.