“Injury Was One Of The Issues.” Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic Reveals Mental Struggles In Honest Open Letter

July 24, 2018 12:52

Novak Djokovic, the 31-years-old successful Serbian tennis player, is now ranked number 10 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Novak is often called one of the best tennis players of all time. This year, Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title by beating Kevin Anderson. He called it the best moment in his entire career.

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Besides being the legendary tennis player, Novak Djokovic is also a devoted husband and loving father of two kids. Novak met his future wife, Jelena Ristić, while studying in high school. The couple got married in 2014 in Montenegro, and few months later, their first son, Stefan, was born. Novak and Jelena welcomed their second child, baby girl Tara, in 2017.

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Novak Djokovic has recently told about his personal mental struggles to win this year's Wimbledon in an open letter. He divided the long letter into several parts, to be able to express all feelings to his numerous fans.

Novak revealed he was not sure about the possibility to return to the same level after the elbow injury last year, which resulted into the decrease of his motivation:

In 2017, the injury of my right elbow was so severe that I was forced to be out from the Tour for 6 months. Injury was one of the issues, the other big one was any motivation. I didn’t have problems to practice and to enjoy the tennis court but I had mental hurdles when I had to compete.

And added:

I have always respected people that share their most vulnerable moments as their turning points in finding true strength that inspires so many people. I was vulnerable so many times in the last few years. And I am still vulnerable. I am not ashamed of it. In contrary, it makes me more true to myself and others. It allows me to get closer to people. It allows me to “dig deep” and analyze what is truly happening inside of me. When I find that out, I am able to create a strategy to overcome this occurring issue and move on as a stronger, wiser, happier human being.

Novak Djokovic is not only a successful tennis player but also a sincere and open person.

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