World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has admitted that he will carefully select his upcoming calendar as he also wants to spend some time with his family. Djokovic, who captured a record ninth Australian Open title on Sunday, was separated from his family for a month and being away from them has had an impact on him.
"I will have to revise my schedule comparing to the last year or any other season before this. I explained my reasons why. Obviously time away from family definitely is something that has an impact on me. I’ll have to see with these rules and regulations and restrictions in place all over the world, Europe, not being able to take my family on the road is something that is a big problem for me," Djokovic said, per Tennis Majors.
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"Well, when I’m on the road of course I have to try to use the most of my time on the road and make my absence from the home valuable, try to make a big success as a reason why I’ve travelled so far and for so long without seeing my kids and my wife.
Of course, I miss them. I mean, at times it rips my heart apart, to watch my kids. Thankfully to technology you can see them on FaceTime and everything. But not being close to them, being separated for a long time," Djokovic said.
“But there are so many people around the world that suffer much more than I do, so I can’t really sit here and complain. Of course, I’ve been very fortunate in my life. I truly do miss them. I can’t wait to see them”.