'If Novak Djokovic had not been allowed to play...', says expert


'If Novak Djokovic had not been allowed to play...', says expert

Novak Djokovic took a moment to show love to his family following his triumph at the ATP Finals. This past week in Turin, Djokovic was accompanied by his wife and his two children. In Turin, Djokovic felt the pressure of having to deliver and win his sixth ATP Finals title.

However, having his wife and his children helped the Serb lower his stress levels. In the end, Djokovic won all five of his matches to clinch the title and tie Roger Federer's all-time record of six titles at the season-ending tournament.

"It's very special to me. I'm very grateful to my wife and children for coming. I don't usually have these moments on tour with them, so of course I try to enjoy it as much as I can. Of course they make my life easier on tour. The pressures, the expectations, the tensions that you normally experience in a big tournament like this, when they're around, they lessen a little bit so that I can have that free time, quality time with my family.

That calms me down and gives me the serenity to recalibrate and play my best tennis the next day. I don't know how many more tournaments I'm going to have this opportunity to have them all. I really appreciate these moments. Hopefully, when (the children) grow up, they will realize even more what a special time we are living together," Djokovic was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.

Djokovic is the father of two children: Stefan and Tara.

Wilander talks about Djokovic

The debate over who will finish as the greatest tennis player of all time (GOAT) is “alive again” now that Novak Djokovic will be able to play at the Australian Open again, according to Mats Wilander.

“It’s obviously really important for him [Djokovic’s Australian Open inclusion],” the tennis analyst told Eurosport. “We had to guess last time he wasn’t allowed in Australia. He must have been heartbroken.

We have no idea how he felt because he was very good at hiding it. If Novak had not been allowed [to play unvaccinated], the history of our game would have become completely irrelevant. The numbers of Grand Slams would have become completely irrelevant if Novak wasn’t able to play anymore.

For most people I say that we really would like to know who we can label No 1 of all time. So I think it’s really important for the press and the space that we get in the media as a professional sport, I think is enhanced massively by having that race come back and being alive again”.

Novak Djokovic