Novak Djokovic owes a lot to his wife Jelena. In a recent interview, the 14-time Grand Slam winner admitted that he went through some tough mental times eight years ago, before starting his dominance in tennis.
'Jelena is the most important person in my life,' Djokovic confessed. 'She was the biggest support for me in 2010 when I thought about retiring and not playing tennis anymore. If she were not there, I do not know where I would have ended up.
I believe in destiny that made me met with her.' Djokovic is a very open-minded person. He spoke about his ability to learn so many languages: 'The beauty of this sport is you get to travel through so many different countries, meet different cultures.
Well, if you have the will to learn different languages, as well. That's definitely one of my main interests, let's say, in life. I love languages. I feel like people do appreciate you if you show some respect towards their culture by speaking their language.
You show appreciation to them and to their language. Just the communication, the relationship gets smoother from there. I've been learning a few extra sentences, a few extra characters in Chinese over the years. It's not where some other languages are in terms of level of my knowledge.
It's completely different from European kind of Slavic language rules or Latin roots. It's not that easy to learn Chinese. But I do feel like I'm upgrading my knowledge every year with the great help of a lot of fans that are very loyal and very nice to me.
They taught me actually the new character that I have drawn today, written on the camera, which means happiness and good luck. Only good words, good characters. Nothing in the wrong direction.' ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic's father: 'Roger Federer is a great champion but little man'