Novak Djokovic honored with the European Sportsperson of the Year award

The Serbian champion won this award for the fifth time

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Novak Djokovic honored with the European Sportsperson of the Year award
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Novak Djokovic was awarded the European Sportsperson of the Year award. The Serbian champion won for the fifth time in his career and succeeded the Polish Iga Swiatek. the Serbian also won this award in 2011, before winning it again in 2015, 2018 and 2021.

Voted for by 27 different international news agencies, the award has been won by many illustrious athletes from all sports.

Novak Djokovic's words on Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic gave birth to the longest and most continuous sporting rivalry in the history of tennis.

Nole is ahead 30-29 in head-to-head matches and fans hope to see more of their matches in the upcoming 2024 tennis season. Nadal will return to the court in Brisbane almost a year after the injury he suffered at the Australian Open, and Djokovic knows full well that the Spaniard will do everything to assert himself again in the most important tournaments of the year.

"I always expect Nadal to play at his best, to be honest. Many times they considered him out of the game, they did it with me too, but we proved them wrong. He is not the type of tennis player who returns to the Tour just to play a few matches at an average level.

He wants to win titles, he wants to be the best, that's why he is a legend of our sport. I'm sure his training and preparation were done with the intention of winning a Slam. I think he's ready for big things this year too. Many players who have trained with him in recent weeks have believed that he will return to his top level," Djokovic told local media in Saudi Arabia (before the exhibition match against Carlitos Alcaraz - ed.) and in words reported by France24.

Novak Djokovic