Coach Goran Ivanisevic has said that Novak Djokovic “killed everything” what the other players and became the beat tennis player of all time. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, captured a record 20th Grand Slam title after beating Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final.
Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal now each have 20 Grand Slams in their collection. “It seems to me that it is not desirable to have an opinion today. The world should go for the better, but we are going in the opposite direction.
If in the 21st century you can’t say what you think, it’s a disaster. Novak does not fit into that western mold in which everything is arranged. He came from the Balkans where nothing was arranged and conquered them all.
He killed everything they have done so far and became the best tennis player of all time. He will soon prove it statistically and of course that many don’t like him because of that,” Ivanisevic told Vecernji.
Djokovic a ‘perfect role model’
A couple of days ago, Djokovic’s father Srdjan said his won was a perfect role model and everyone should strive to be the Serb in what they do.
“At the Roland Garros final against Tsitsipas people from Greece where shouting: Hellas, Hellas. And there were Greek flags everywhere. That was beautiful. However, there were thousands of Greek people, but only hundreds from Serbia with only a dozen of flags who couldn’t be heard a lot.
During a changeover I told them: People, Serbians. Feel free to say: “Serbia.” That does not hurt. We are Serbians, we are the best. Look at Novak. Is he the best? All of us are Novak in what we do. He should be our role model in everything we do in our lives — to be Novak, to be the best in the world. Everyone should strive to be Novak in what they do,” Djokovic senior said.