72 Inspirational Novak Djokovic Quotes [2021] World's Top Tennis Player

72 Inspirational Novak Djokovic Quotes [2021] World's Top Tennis Player

Novak Djokovic is a Professional Tennis Player from Serbia who is currently ranked as number 1 in the world.

As per ATP ranking Djokovic has been No. 1 for a record number total of 344 weeks and has finished as ATP year-end No. 1 on a joint record on six occasions.

Novak Djokovic is the only man in the Open Era to win a double career Grand Slam and complete a non-calendar year Grand Slam. He is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the ATP Tour in the world.

We've put together an incredible collection of Novak Djokovic quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Novak Djokovic Quotes

“Even though now I’m pretty popular in my country and tennis is the No.1 sport, and I’m very flattered that the people recognize me and come up and give me compliments, I’m more a person who likes to have privacy and peace.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Tennis is my life, obviously; I need to focus, I need to win. But it’s not the only thing. I’m not going to play forever.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Serbian history tells that family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Each year represents new challenges and obstacles. You have to adjust.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Those born into poverty or on the margins of society require our extra support to realise their dreams.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My grandfather went through a lot in his life.” -- Novak Djokovic


“When the last point is done, we are humans. Give your opponent a hug and say, ‘great fight,’ and that’s all.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My nutritionist has done a great job in changing my diet after we established I am allergic to things like gluten – I can’t eat pizza, pasta and bread. I have lost some weight, but my movement is sharper and I feel great.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I have always valued the care for my body, and my mind and had holistic approach to life. I always thought this is utmost importance for my tennis.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I embraced, I think, the process of becoming No. 1 of the world, which was long and difficult, but it’s sweeter in the end.” -- Novak Djokovic


“The history of our country is cruel. We have to face those issues or, should I say, we had to. Not anymore I hope, because we are going in the right direction, and we are ready to forgive, ready to move on.” -- Novak Djokovic


“The winner is the one who believes in victory more.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My success has a lot to do with my private life. I’ve matured a lot by first becoming a husband and now a father. My life is in the right direction. And that helps a player to thrive. One thing is linked with the other. My private life has helped me.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I love being around people who care about me, and I care about them.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I want to win and I feel that pressure, but my career will not be a disaster if I do not win there. It is a dream to fulfill.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My priority, the most important thing in my life is my family, my wife and my son.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I always try to adjust to the situation.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I lost my fears. I believed in my abilities more than ever.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I don’t like to compare years, honestly. I think every year is a different experience, a different challenge. You grow. You evolve as a person and as a player.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I’m trying not to pay too much attention to the rankings because calculations can distract you.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Joking around is part of my personality, just who I am.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Not everybody can like what I do, and if you feel that somebody is coming up closer to you and starting the rivalry and everything, you maybe change your position to him.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I’m a happy man because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Coaches are very important to players. They’re people that are mentors, people that are advising them, people that should be their friends and somebody you can rely on on the tour.” -- Novak Djokovic


“The confidence is there, the game is there, but physically you can’t fight nature sometimes. You can’t do much about it.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.” -- Novak Djokovic


“In my case, I can sincerely say nothing is impossible.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I am the greatest tennis player. The other players are like coins in my pocket that I give to a homeless man.” -- Novak Djokovic


“People look up to me as somebody who is able to switch the image of our country from negative to positive.” -- Novak Djokovic


“In order to stay where I am – and I want to do that – I have to stay dedicated as well as I have been before I became No. 1.” -- Novak Djokovic


“No, I have something else between my legs.” -- Novak Djokovic


“You have to believe on the court. In the end, it’s mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It’s all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it’s a process of learning.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Coaches are very important to players. They’re people that are mentors, people that are advising them, people that should be their friends and somebody you can rely on the tour.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I want the same thing I’ve wanted since I was 7 years old. I want to be No. 1.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Pressure is part of what we do. It’s always present.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach their reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I physically feel very fit, i’m very motivated to keep on playing on a very high level. I’m going to try to use these years in front of me to fight for number one in the world and the biggest titles in the sport.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I always tried to win. I was as competitive as I am today.” -- Novak Djokovic


“All children have rights and those rights must be protected.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I think luck falls on not just the brave but also the ones who believe they belong there.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I think if you do not enjoy your time, your life, if you do not live intensely and do not spend time with your family, in one way or another it will be reflected in your career.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I always try to have something that keeps my mind relaxed, keeps my mind a little bit off tennis.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I haven’t been in tennis for that long, but what I can say is that we have a lot of young guys at the top who are willing to do a lot of good things for tennis in general.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Everybody believes in something... Most of all, we should believe in ourselves.” -- Novak Djokovic


“It is very important and my success very much depends on the harmony that I feel in my private life. It is essential for me to be happy in my private life. And if it continues, I am able to continue playing tennis.” -- Novak Djokovic


“The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports – football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Everything in life is a lesson.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I got married, going to become father soon, being No. 1 in the sport that I love with all my heart. I mean, it’s pretty awesome.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I had a unique privilege to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I’m a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.” -- Novak Djokovic


“It has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.” -- Novak Djokovic


“It gives me goosebumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the ‘golden slam’.” -- Novak Djokovic


“In order to stay where I m – and I want to do that – I have to stay dedicated as well as I have been before I became No.1.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I don’t think, that you can always – you can ever – get your game to perfection, you know. Only if you’re Federer.” -- Novak Djokovic


“In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible. When I was saying I want to be No.1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old, most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I’ve done it.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My father believed in me many times more than I believed in myself.” -- Novak Djokovic


“We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I love football and it’s the sport I would really like to play. I’ve said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My mother is a special story. She went through so much to bring us up, four men at home, especially when our country was going through really difficult times.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Mostly the problems when I was down were caused by myself. There were times when I was not responsible enough or decisive enough.” -- Novak Djokovic


“We have a harder way to succeed in life as Serbs because of the past that we had and because of the history we had.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I know that success does not come at once, it is not a thing achieved overnight. It is the result of many, many, many years of working and trying to achieve goals.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole.” -- Novak Djokovic


“My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I’m happy, my family’s happy, everything is going well.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Most of all, we should believe in ourselves.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I stopped thinking too much about what could happen and relied on my physical and mental strength to play the right shots at the right time.” -- Novak Djokovic


“It’s always easier if you have the support of your family, if you’re not alone. I came from a country that has been through a lot of troubles in the last 20 to 30 years, but we have been through them together.” -- Novak Djokovic


“I have always valued the care for my body and my mind and had a holistic approach to life. I always thought this is utmost importance for my tennis.” -- Novak Djokovic


“Honestly, I’m not a big fan of baseball.” -- Novak Djokovic


“You have to consistently be successful to be one of the top players in the world, and everything is possible in life.” -- Novak Djokovic

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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