Novak Djokovic penned an emotional note to his wife Jelena

Novak Djokovic made birthday wishes to his wife Jelena for his 37 years

by Simone Brugnoli
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Novak Djokovic penned an emotional note to his wife Jelena
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The first half of 2024 has had two main protagonists, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz have stayed with the biggest titles so far, the Australian Open and Roland Garros, which has made them present and future with one of the great rivalries of today and which could be historic in the times to come.

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In the midst of this generational turnover is a player who continues to fight to stay in force, this is the 24 Grand Slams champion, Novak Djokovic, who lived a brilliant 2023 with three Major titles, but this year has not been able to triumph on the ATP tour.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion is currently recovering from an operation on his right knee and his presence at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games is not assured, a situation that has raised concerns about the current No. 3 on the planet for the game he has shown since the beginning of the season and for his recent results.

Novak Djokovic sends a message to Jelena

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic made birthday wishes to his wife Jelena for his 37 years. "Happy birthday to the greatest wife, mother, friend, partner, leader, teacher, inspiration I could wish for. My doubles partner for life, Jelena," Djokovic wrote.

Nole has just turned 37 years old, so age is beginning to be a factor in the Balkan player's career. On this subject, 1997 US Open runner-up Greg Rusedski spoke.

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"I think [Sinner vs Alcaraz] is going to be the rivalry of the future. They're one and two in the world, Sinner is No. 1, but don't count out Novak Djokovic," Rusedski told "Tennis365." "A meniscus tear, I had one myself this year and I'm older, so it took me a while to get over it, but he could be back in time for the Olympics and I hear he's super hungry, he wants to play a few more years.”

One of the big goals this year for Djokovic is the gold medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the only major title missing from the Serb's list of honors, who could turn the year into a successful season without winning gold in the French capital.

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