Novak Djokovic: 'It was very tempting at that time for my parents'

“It was very tempting for my parents at the time”

Novak Djokovic’s fate is at stake. A good day before the main draw, it is still unclear whether the Serb can take part in the Us Open or not. The Belgrade native, who prepared on the concrete as if he was going to participate, continues to have these kinds of problems throughout the season that don’t seem to diminish as time goes by.

John McEnroe, who has been very active in the last few hours commenting on what has happened to various tennis players on the ATP circuit in recent months, has also commented on Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz.

These are the American legend’s opinions on Djokovic: “I don’t think it’s fair and I think it’s a joke. We talked about it, maybe there’s a reason he has 21 slams and I’ve won seven. I would have had the vaccine.” I went to play myself, but he has very strong beliefs and you have to respect them.

At this point in the pandemic, after two and a half years, people in all parts of the world know better, the idea that they can’t come here and play for me is a joke,” he said in an interview with Eurosport.

The American continued: “Of course, Rafa Nadal benefited from that. These three guys, including Federer, are already above everyone else. Rafa was able to pull off a wonderful win that not many in Australia expected. Then we all know how difficult it is to beat the Spaniard at Roland Garros but Djokovic played it.

Then Nole won at Wimbledon where Rafa was injured. When you’ve won the Australian Open eight or nine times, you might think you’re wasting your chance to win another one,” he added.

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Novak Djokovic recalled the time when his family had to make the crucial decision whether to keep their Serbian citizenship or give it up and take British citizenship.

“It was very tempting for my parents at the time, very, very tempting for[to solve the problems]. My family and my parents would get a job, my family would have a house, I mean it was a great, great business. I’m not saying it would be particularly wrong if we did.

Who knows where the journey will take us,” he said. Djokovic also explained that he was particularly keen on the move as it would put him in an unfamiliar environment. “To be honest, it was mostly my parents’ decision, you know.

Yes, of course I was there and involved in the discussions. I personally didn’t feel it from the start because I said, listen, I don’t want to go to England and live there. I don’t know anyone (there). I want to stay here with my friends, I have my school, I have my friends, I have my life, I have my country, I have my language, I have everything here. I just didn’t feel like I would feel (most) happiest there,” he revealed.

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