Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic: Novak Djokovic, thank you for all the wins, joys

Djokovic receives a special message from Serbian President Vucic.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic: Novak Djokovic, thank you for all the wins, joys

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic hailed Novak Djokovic as "the greatest tennis player of all time" and congratulated the Serb on winning a record 10th Australian Open title. On Sunday, Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to lift a record 10th Australian Open title.

Now, Djokovic has 22 Grand Slams in his collection and he is tied with Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record. "The greatest of all time! Thank you, Novak, for all the joys on behalf of the citizens of Serbia. I know that today Serbs from the region and the diaspora are with you, proud of you and their Serbian homeland.

Thank you so much for all the victories," Serbian President Vucic captioned his Instagram post.

Djokovic receives a congratulatory message from Serbian President Vucic

12 months ago, Serbian President Vucic was publicly supporting Djokovic during the Australia visa saga and using his diplomatic influence to help the Serb get a chance to compete at Melbourne Park.

In the end, Vucic's efforts didn't lead to the Australian government changing its stance and allowing Djokovic to play. But at the start of this season, Djokovic enjoyed a triumphant return to Australia. “Only my team and family know what we have been through these past four or five weeks.

This is probably the biggest victory in my life considering the circumstances," Djokovic said. After concluding his triumphant return to Australia, an emotional Djokovic went to his family and team to celebrate. “When I went into my box, I just emotionally collapsed there and teared up, especially with my mother and my brother when I gave them a hug.

Because up to that moment I was not allowing myself to be distracted with things off the court or whatever was happening in dealing with an injury; things that could easily have been a big disturbance to my focus, to my game," Djokovic explained.

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