Dijana Djokovic says she would feel perfectly fine if Novak Djokovic decided to retire today because her son "has won everything" in tennis. Djokovic, who turned 36 in May, has accomplished pretty much all of his goals and more.
This year, Djokovic became the sole owner of the all-time Grand Slam record and he now also owns the record for the most weeks spent as the top-ranked player in the world in tennis history. “It’s all up to him.
As far as I’m concerned, he can retire right now – he has won everything,” Dijana Djokovic said in Sportal’s documentary ‘Novak Djokovic – Untold Stories.
Djokovic's parents on the Serb's retirement from tennis
Srdjan Djokovic reiterated Dijana's message, suggesting their son could have stopped a long time ago and be at peace.
But since Novak is still active and winning, his father Srdjan is hoping the Serbian tennis superstar at least decides to put an end to his career after the 2024 season. “As far as my wishes for him go, he has already fulfilled them all seven-eight years ago.
The rest is this amazing bonus. Tennis is only one segment of his life, not his whole life, I expect him to be recognized for the things he will do after his career ends as well, after he leaves the tennis world, which I hope it will happen next year," Srdjan Djokovic said.
At the end of the 2024 season, Djokovic will be 37. “And for Novak to slowly but surely. It’s not the end, but in a year-and-a-half let’s say. My wish as a father – I think for some time that he should have stopped working this extremely difficult job.
It’s physically and mentally challenging and very demanding – with him being fully dedicated for 30 years, and not taking his foot off the gas, there is not much time for other things in life," Srdjan Djokovic explained.
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