Novak Djokovic discusses his post-retirement plans

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Novak Djokovic discusses his post-retirement plans

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic says tennis will always be a big part of his life, even when he retires. Djokovic, 34, is facing an uncertain future on the Tour as he is refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Djokovic refused to take the vaccine after the Australian Open introduced mandatory vaccination for its participants but flew to Australia after being granted a medical exemption.

However, Djokovic didn't get a chance to compete in Australia as the Australian authorities canceled his visa and deported him from the country. "I don't just see life after tennis. I see tennis in my life forever. I have the tennis center in Belgrade.

We are growing that facility and the concept. I'm trying to convey and transfer all the methodology to life, to tennis, to work, to recovery, the mental side of tennis, and just try to help the younger generations to be prepared for what's coming up and hopefully build more champions," Djokovic said, per Sportskeeda.

"That's kind of my life project really. "Of course, being a young father of two wonderful children, that's hands full. There's a lot of different things happening. I'm not really concerned about my transition to what I do post active professional career.

I'll definitely stay in tennis for the rest of my life because this sport has given me so much that I probably won't be able to pay back till the rest of my life."

Djokovic still loves the game

After returning to Serbia, Djokovic took a 10-day break before returning to the practice court.

Djokovic spent some time in Belgrade before flying to the United Arab Emirates for this week's ATP event in Dubai. "You know, I love the game. I love just hitting the tennis ball. So it wasn't really difficult to pick up a racquet and go out on a practice court and just play because I have lots of passion for the sport and I value every minute that I spend on the practice court because I know there is always something to work on and improve on," Djokovic said.

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