A new museum in Belgrade will be built in honor of Novak Djokovic. His father Srdjan shared this in an interview with RTS. Djokovic is extremely popular in his country, he honored it playing the Davis Cup multiple times and made his compatriots proud after some tough years which were influenced by the war.
Djokovic realized he is a reference point for the entire nation. After his maiden Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open, the world No. 1 spoke about the matter regarding Kosovo, saying that the country was Serbian. Some criticism followed, and now he would not probably say something like this again.
Those involved in politics, however, understood it and in 2011, then Serbian President Boris Tadic watched him win his maiden Wimbledon title from the Royal Box. "The opening is set to take place next year," said Srdjan.
"There is already a big amount of interest by turists, both local and abroad ones, especially the Chinese people. He is very popular in China." The Museum will be situated in Knez Mihailovoj street, which is near the Tennis Center Novak.
On Djokovic's Wimbledon title, Srdjan concluded: "That was great. Novak once showed how solid he is, the hardest rocket, not just physically but emotionally too. He won an unbelievably difficult match." Nadal built a Museum featuring his trophies and sportsmen' gifts, donating the 50 per cent of income to charity.
Novak said: “Every day you wake up and you’ve got to earn that feeling. It’s not just coming to you naturally. You’ve got to practise. You’ve got to understand what works for you, the routines, the overall feeling on the court, how to not just step into that zone, but also stay there for the entire match.
I do enjoy [being at that level], but I try at the same time not to really get carried away by being so overjoyed with everything — which is great because this is exactly how you want to feel — but at the same time, you want to stay focused on the next point. That’s a right state of mind”.