Srdjan Djokovic, Novak Djokovic’s father, wants his son to call time on his glorious career in the next 18 months. Djokovic, 36, is still going strong at the top level and recently lost the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz in a thrilling five-set encounter at Centre Court.
The Serbian is regarded as one of the best players of his era and has won a total of 23 Grand Slams titles. Despite being 36, Djokovic is still one of the fittest players on the tour and he is still giving a run for their money to the young players.
Djokovic is well known for his flexibility on the court and his reach as well as defense, makes him one of the hardest players to beat.
“As far as my wishes for him go, he has already fulfilled them all seven-eight years ago. The rest is this amazing bonus,” Srdjan Djokovic said in Sportal’s documentary ‘Novak Djokovic – Untold Stories‘.
“Tennis is only one segment of his life, not his whole life, I expect him to be recognized for the things he will do after his career ends as well, after he leaves the tennis world, which I hope it will happen next year.”
Djokovic had recently said he has no immediate plans of calling it a day and he wants to focus more on winning the Majors after winning the French Open.
“And for Novak to slowly but surely… It’s not the end, but in a year-and-a-half let’s say… My wish as a father – I think for some time that he should have stopped working this extremely difficult job. It’s physically and mentally challenging and very demanding – with him being fully dedicated for 30 years, and not taking his foot off the gas, there is not much time for other things in life“, Djokovic’s dad concluded.
Meanwhile, Novak has decided to pull out of the upcoming Canadian Open due to fatigue and he is expected to next play in the Cincinnati Masters.