Tennis fans were left inconsolable by Roger Federer’s retirement, which marked the beginning of the inevitable exodus of the game’s greatest players from the previous two decades. Rafael Nadal stands out as one of the main characters on that list who will put down the racket in 2024, and now the final piece of a historic trifecta in the sport may be added.
The seventh installment of the documentary Novak Djokovic – Untold Stories examines the origin of the sportsperson who has 94 awards under his belt since turning pro in 2003. There, the last Australian Open and Roland Garros champion’s sports and personal genesis was explored, and his parents, Srdjan and Dijana, talked about the ideal moment to depart: “I believe he already accomplished every goal I established for him seven or eight years ago. The subsequent events have been an amazing bonus. It is my goal that he will also be acknowledged for what he will do once he leaves the world of tennis because tennis is only a portion of his life, not his entire life.
Due to Djokovic’s upcoming birthday on May 22 and the passage of the calendars, this statement from Srdjan indicates an impending circumstance. He was clear about this when he said, “I picture it as a slow but sure farewell. That would be my wish as a father even though the end hasn’t yet arrived, let’s say in a year and a half. I’ve been considering for a while that I should have quit my challenging profession because it requires so much of me both physically and mentally, especially considering that Novak has already devoted thirty years of his life to it while keeping his foot firmly on the gas pedal. He hasn’t got time for anything else.”
In dissent, Dijana limited herself to giving an optimistic vision towards the future and opened the possibility of a continuity of Nole beyond 2024: “Everything depends on him. As far as I’m concerned, he can already stop: he has won everything ”.
Beyond these declarations, the second-ranked driver in the world was asked on numerous occasions about his impending retirement from the circuit, and in remarks made in 2022, he avoided making a precise prediction: “I do not have the end of my career on the horizon at this time. I’m not able to say how many years. I’m not sure. In addition, on July 6, he received new advice on his retirement from the Wimbledon final against the top-ranked player in the ATP rankings, Carlos Alcaraz.
“You are only as old or young as you are. With regard to my body, mind, and heart, I feel young. It’s also tremendously rejuvenating to keep playing the sport I’ve loved since I was a child. The body reacts differently, but I have to admit that after 20 years of professional athletics, I am still able to compete at the greatest level. I consider myself very fortunate to stay healthy at this stage in my career.
The cycle, which was first published by the Bulgarian website Sportal, goes through its existence with previously unheard of occurrences, and its publication was often postponed for this one reason. “I was sure it would be launched in 2021 or 2022, but the reason it couldn’t be released is easy to understand. The main protagonist recently explained, “A lot of things are still happening in my profession, therefore we are trying to develop the best feasible plan to display everything.
The latest fall against the Spanish tennis sensation prevented Novak Djokovic from matching Margaret Court as the most Grand Slam winner with 24 titles between the singles branches of both genders, but as of August 28 he could reach that mark from the start of the US Open , the last Grand Slam of the season that takes place in the United States on a hard court.