Novak Djokovic took a little vacation in June after his French Open loss, and that was one of the keys for him to get energy and then make an amazing comeback. 'I remember one moment particularly when we climbed that mountain', Djokovic recalled speaking to reporters at the US Open.
'It was pretty high. We reached the top after three hours. Credit to my wife. Amazing. She's so fit. I can't believe she managed to get all the way up. We sat down and we just looked at the world from that perspective, just kind of breathed in the new inspiration, new motivation.
I thought of tennis, thought of the emotion that tennis provokes in me in a way. It was all positives. I just felt like I had a new breath for this sport. The rest is history in terms of results, in terms of how I felt. I just felt like a whole wave of energy that I was kind of thriving on from that moment onwards.' What mountain was it? 'Mount Victoire.
It was inspiration to many of the famous Renaissance painters, if you really want to know. I strongly recommend you to climb it. Some great things will happen in your life, I think (laughter).' Djokovic will now take a rest, but will stay in the United States to compete at the Chicago's Laver Cup.