Novak Djokovic thought about retirement after Miami - Filippo Volandri

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Novak Djokovic thought about retirement after Miami - Filippo Volandri

Interesting revelation by Filipppo Volandri on Novak Djokovic. Speaking to Sky Sport the day after the Serb won his fourth Wimbledon title, Volandri said Djokovic thought about retiring from tennis in late March. 'It was really a dream became true, if we think that after Miami he had spoken to his camp saying: "Look, let's speak with my endorsements because I do not know if I want to keep playing or not." He was really thinking about stopping to play tennis.

I was speaking about it with Fabio Fognini just a few days ago. But we knew that by winning two high-level matches he would have regained confidence again. Obviously, we didn't expect him to win Wimbledon again. But already from the third round match with (Kyle) Edmund, we had seen a much improved Djokovic.

The match with (Rafael) Nadal was one of the most beautiful matches at least in the last two years. His hug with his son (Stefan) was so nice, a dream.' Djokovic himself admitted he made some mistakes: 'I got back to the court too fast.

I wasn't ready to compete. Indian Wells and Miami were not great. It took me several months really to regain the confidence, go back to basics, start to hit as many balls on the practice court as possible so I can feel comfortable, you know, playing on the high level.

It took me many tournaments. I couldn't pick the better place, to be honest, in the tennis world to peak and to make a comeback. Wimbledon has been always a very special tournament for me, and to many players obviously. I dreamed of winning it when I was a seven-year-old boy.

I made a lot of improvised Wimbledon trophies from different materials. I really always dreamed of winning Wimbledon.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer and wife Mirka enjoy holidays in Ibiza