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ISSUE 23 - 2015

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Novak Djokovic: The Victorious Dreamer

tennis - after Nadal and Federer, Jim Cole presents a tribute to Novak Djokovic. His passions, technique, his chances of winning the US Open for a second time this year
Novak Djokovic  02 Aug 2014 - 16:15 / by Jim Cole / reads 4887.
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Novak Djokovic

Novak the showman

The Intangible. Djokovic is a natural showman and is known as a great joker on Tour. Like the great showmen that came before him (Riggs, Nastase, Connors, McEnroe), his antics on the tennis court can leave you with the thought that more than one individual has taken up residence inside his head.

Djokovic's acting credentials go beyond the lines on a tennis court. In 2011 he was cast in a cameo role in Sylvester Stallone's Expendables 2 movie. His scene, which involved him attacking terrorists with his racquet, was cut.

The first time he played tennis

Novak Djokovic (AKA: Nole), 27, was introduced to tennis at 4 years of age and turned pro at age of 16. By the time he was 19 years old he was ranked #63 on The ATP World Tour. The year was 2006 and the Djokovic Camp and British Lawn Tennis Camp were spending April and May in serious negotiations. The topic was the expatriation of the young Serbian star.

At the time Djokovic tried to quiet the rumors by saying the talks "...were not serious". This must have come as a big surprise to the
British because they were very serious, indeed. The British had Murray and they knew Murray was all they would have for the foreseeable future. The British solution was to shop, to buy rather than build. The British were absolutely desperate for a player with the potential to become a great champion.

At the end of negotiations, Djokovic remained Serbian. Novak had turned down a lot, but by then he was making enough money on Tour to pay expenses. Ironically, Murray did go on to win Wimbledon in 2013 and establish a career win/loss record of 12-8 over Djokovic. 

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