World No. 1 Novak Djokovic would like to be remembered as someone who was always leaving it all on the court and as someone who tried to live up to the true values of life. Djokovic, who is bidding to break the all-time Grand Slam record, could end up as the most accomplished player in tennis history but he also wants to be remembered for some things not related to tennis.
“I would like people, particularly my peers, the fellow tennis players, both men’s and women’s side, to remember me as someone that first of all left his heart out on the court and has inspired maybe players to get better and to improve and to believe in themselves more,” declared Djokovic, per Tennis365.
“I’m very passionate about children and early childhood education. My foundation is really focused on the last 15 years. That’s something | would like to be remembered for, of course. “Also, someone that really tries to live up to the true values of life: respecting and being grateful, appreciating the moment, appreciating the fact that I’m playing the sport that | truly love and I’m very successful in.
Not many probably people around the world could say that maybe they are the best in the world in what they love to do."
Djokovic wants more tennis success but also to be a good human being
“I try to not take anything for granted.
Sometimes it’s difficult to take a step back and observe things from a different perspective once you’re in the, so to say, game. You’re touring, you’re traveling nonstop, what’s the next challenge, what’s the next tournament you have to win, what’s the next goal to achieve," Djokovic added.
“It’s really hard to comprehend sometimes life from a bird’s eye perspective from me in terms of tennis, because I’m so involved right now on the court and there are so many things I want to achieve still on the court.
“All in all, I would love to leave the legacy first of all that is a good human being, someone that people respect as a person, that has good character, and of course then after a tennis player. For me those things are more important than results”.