Novak Djokovic explains how his wife, kids helped him win ATP Finals
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 7462
Novak Djokovic took a moment to show love to his family after his ATP Finals triumph. This past week in Turin, Djokovic was accompanied by his wife and their two kids. In Turin, Djokovic felt the pressure to deliver and win his sixth ATP Finals title.
However, having his wife and kids helped the Serb ease off the levels of pressure of stress. In the end, Djokovic won all of his five matches to win the title and tie Roger Federer's all-time record of six titles at the season-ending tournament.
Djokovic on having his family with him in Turin
“Extremely special for me. I'm very grateful to my wife and my children for coming. I don't get to have these moments on the tour with them so much, so I of course try to enjoy it as much as I possibly can.
Of course, they make my life on the tour easier. The pressures, the expectations, the tensions that you normally go through on a big tournament like this, when they're around, it lowers a bit so I can have that time off, quality time with my family.
That really soothes me and gives me serenity in order to recalibrate and play my best tennis the next day. I don't know how many tournaments more I'm going to get this opportunity have them all. I cherish these moments a lot.
Hopefully, as (the kids) grow older, they'll realize even more what special moments we're living together," Djokovic said, as quoted on Sportskeeda. Djokovic is a father to two kids - Stefan and Tara. After winning the ATP Finals, Djokovic revealed that his two kids were well aware of what he was doing in Turin.
“I took both of my children, particularly my son, a lot to the tennis training sessions, warmups, matches. He was very loud, I must say. I was very surprised. I could hear his voice the entire time (smiling). He was very much into it. They both are now aware of what's going on, what the father is doing,” Djokovic added.