Novak Djokovic reveals what he would have been if he wasn't a professional tennis player. The 31-year-old lived in the Serbian mountains as a kid and he said: “I would probably be skiing right now somewhere.
But I think in life everything happens for a reason, and tennis was meant to be for me." However, tennis was in his destiny: "I fell in love with it and it was kind of like a sign of destiny for me to take the racquet.
I didn’t inherit any tradition… nobody had played tennis before in my family. I fell in love with the sport very early and I’ve dedicated myself fully to it. I just felt like that’s exactly what I wanted to do in life”.
Djokovic was also asked by a young reporter what life advice he would give to kids: "Most importantly, you should love what you do and always remind yourself that whatever you choose to do in life, in this case, tennis, you go back to that pure emotion of why you started playing it and in the most difficult times, that’s where you draw your strength.
Make sure you keep the smile on your face. And if you want to achieve yourself professionally, of course, there is a long road ahead, lots of challenging moments in life. But most important is to believe in yourself and remind yourself of that love and passion for the game”.