Novak Djokovic: 'If you don't belong to a certain way of thinking...'

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Novak Djokovic: 'If you don't belong to a certain way of thinking...'

Novak Djokovic is experiencing a family atmosphere during the Nitto ATP Finals, where his wife Jelena and children Stefan and Tara support the Serb's footsteps in Turin. With a place in the semifinals of the event that puts the finishing touch to the season as his goal, the Serbian put in a splendid match against his youngsters, determined to cheer him on until victory against Andrey Rublev.

"It's probably the first match that my daughter, my son, and of course my wife, have watched from the first to the last minute," Djokovic said. "We played a little over an hour. It's been good having you here. For me it is one of the great motivations I have at the moment to compete at the highest level.

Having them on the court, watching and enjoying themselves, by my side "In the middle of Wimbledon, Djokovic's son turned heads by showing off his skills on the training courts alongside his father and coach Goran Ivanisevic.

The former World No. 1 revealed that Stefan is relishing the chance to relive the circuit this week in Turin. "My son plays tennis, he is eight years old and he is aware of what is happening. He knows who's who," Djokovic said.

"He loves being around, getting autographs, playing a little tennis, helping Goran pick up the balls. He also assists during the warm-up sessions and in the training sessions when I am on the track. He loves being around and it's a unique experience for him.

It's also unique for my daughter, of course, and for me. I'm very grateful to have them with me." In 2008, Djokovic lifted his first Nitto ATP title at the age of 21 Finals in Shanghai.

Nole wants to win the ATP Finals

Speaking in an interview with La Stampa (as quoted by Il Napolista), 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic regretted how some of his actions are often misconstrued as the acts of a man who wants to be loved.

"I know that people sometimes think I'm fake, that I do certain things because I want to be loved. It's not like that, I'm just trying to be genuine. It's something we're losing," Djokovic said, adding, "It is not possible to please everyone but by now the politically correct forces us to give up expressing our ideas with respect, without hatred, but with freedom.

Freedom of speech for me today is just an illusion. I had an extraordinary example of this this year, with what happened to me around the vaccine issue. I expressed myself for the freedom to be able to dispose of one's body, and immediately I was accused of being a no-vax, which I am not.

If you don't belong to a certain way of thinking, you quickly become the bad guy. That's no good," he expressed.

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