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Novak Djokovic: ‘My wife is a very avid writer and she’s very inspired’

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Novak Djokovic can often get deep when he reflects on tennis and life. The Serbian player said he got inspired from his wife Jelena, who got an economics degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. The Belgrade native said: “She’s a very avid writer and she’s very inspired, very motivated to write and always share.

 

 

You know with a piece of paper, through a writing instrument, [she can express] her emotions, what she feels, when she’s feeling good, or bad, or something is bothering her in the relationship”. Djokovic added: “I was recently asked during an interview if I feel that a tennis racket is the most powerful weapon given how much it has brought to me.

Novak Djokovic & Wife

My answer was that a writing instrument is a much stronger weapon than any other. All the great ideas, books, songs, memories and scientific knowledge was once written with a writing instrument”. “At first {the Foundation] was working in a variety of ways to accomplish its goals.

Novak Djokovic and wife snap

But, in 2011, they partnered with UNICEF, which provided the Foundation with the information that approximately 55 percent of the children of Serbia did not attend pre-school. That was quite alarming. It was for several different reasons: cultural reasons, financial reasons, and just the lack of available space.

Novak Djokovic with team

We started addressing that and we’ve started to rebuild kindergartens, build new kindergartens, partner with local communities, and also we’ve had several very successful partnerships over the last 10 years with World Bank and local and international institutions”.

REPORTS: Novak Djokovic Breaks Lockdown Rules in Spain–All You Need To Know–
World No.1 Novak Djokovic appears to break the confinement rules in Spain as he hit the tennis court on Monday amid strictly imposed lockdown in the country.

Spain has allowed the professional athletes in the country to train by themselves or with their coach. However, the country has still imposed a ban on the players using the sports facilities until at least next week with the exception of training centers for teams in professional leagues in sports such as football.

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“So happy to play on clay” – Novak Djokovic
Despite the ban, Djokovic went to one of the tennis clubs in the coastal city of Marbella, where he is reportedly staying during the coronavirus lockdown. He also posted a video on Instagram showing him exchanging shots with a hitting partner. “So happy to play on clay. Well, just for a bit with my phone in the hands,” Djokovic wrote.

Novak Djokovic holds trophy

The Spanish tennis federation released a statement on Monday stating that professional players in Spain were allowed to exercise by themselves or with a coach, but not on a tennis court. The federation also revealed that it would work on a set of guidelines to inform players and clubs about what they would be permitted to do from next week. It is still unclear if Djokovic is subjected to fines if he is confirmed to break the lockdown rules in the country.

Novak Djokovic

Earlier, Novak Djokovic revealed that he initially struggled to train due to the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can resume. “For us tennis players it is important that the calendar is clear.

Novak Djokovic

Officially it is July 13, many people say it is difficult we will start again on that day. For me, it is important to have a routine, I cannot keep on waiting for that day. I train every day at the gym, I run at home, I play with my kids and this is also hard work,” he said.

Djokovic might be eager to start training on the tennis court. However, we hope that the 17-time Grand Slam champion is abiding by the lockdown rules.