Srdjan Djokovic was frustrated that he and wife couldn't go to Wimbledon and cheer for their son Novak Djokovic from the stands. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, recovered from a set down in the Wimbledon final to beat Matteo Berrettini and win his sixth title at The All England Club.
"When I'm in his box, I play every ball with him. And I influence the people in his box that they also behave like me, I tell them: Look at me and behave like that. When I'm not there, it's a little bit different.
Unfortunately, now my wife and I wanted to come to Wimbledon, but they didn't let us. There horrible people did not allow us to go and watch him, because we had to go in quarantine for a week, even though the stadium was full with 15,00016,000 people.
They didn't let us watch our son; I'll never forget that. Now we wanted to go to Tokyo, and we could not go either," Djokovic senior said.
"Unfortunately, now my wife and I wanted to come to Wimbledon, but they didn't let us."
Djokovic wasn't that lucky at the Tokyo Olympics
After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic was aiming to win his first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Djokovic was up by a set and a break against Alexander Zverev in the Olympics semifinal but still failed to reach the final. In the bronze medal match, Djokovic suffered a surprise loss to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta.
"It was a true privilege to represent #SRB at the Olympics. Thank you #Tokyo2020 and everyone that helped us come together for the magic of sport. I know in my heart I gave it everything to fight for a medal, and I’m looking forward to coming back stronger at #Paris2024.
This was an unbelievable experience I will never forget. Good luck to all the Serbian athletes still competing for a medal," Djokovic said in a Twitter post.