In an interview with Bloomberg, Novak Djokovic spoke about his passion for writing. The Serbian player believes this is the correct way to share his emotions with people. "I guess when I feel inspired, I usually write about ideas that come to mind and things that make me feel good, positive, joyful," said Djokovic.
"But I was mentioning that the biggest quest and challenge for me is to write when I’m not feeling at my best, and when I have experienced something that has triggered some emotions that are not so positive. And that’s usually when the journaling has the most effect.
Because that’s when you dig deep, and that’s when you really—by writing—you’re sharing the emotions that bother you, that make you feel alone. Journaling has been part of my career for a long time.
Ever since I was seven or eight years old, I have been writing things down—how I feel. At the time, it was the most basic things, related to tennis mostly. I was taught to (keep a) journal by my tennis mother, as I like to call her, a lady who was my first coach ever and conveyed a big passion for the sport of tennis to me."
Asked if he uses a rollerball, Djokovic replied: "Yes, exactly. I like the pens that are very light in my hand and that glide and slide through the paper easily. Sometimes, I want to write a few phrases and not really go deep, and sometimes … it might sound funny, but sometimes when I was writing for a longer period of time, and I wouldn’t have a lighter pen, I would start to feel uncomfortable with my right wrist. So that’s also quite important for a tennis player."