The bustling Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, where tennis legends are born, saw an emotional moment. In the midst of all the action, Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, did something truly incredible. He didn’t just win against Taylor Fritz in the US Open 2023 quarter-finals; he also broke Roger Federer‘s herculean record. While the numbers speak volumes about Djokovic’s unrivaled talent, it was the raw emotion that poured from his heart during the post-match interview that truly captivated the world.
Djokovic shared a story of how he overcame challenges and never gave up in a war-torn country, with his parents always by his side.
Novak Djokovic shares his journey to greatness amidst record breaking win
Djokovic’s quarter-final victory over Taylor Fritz, with a resounding scoreline of 6-1, 6-4, 6-4, was more than just another win: it was a milestone that sent shockwaves through the tennis world. The Serbian sensation’s 47th Grand Slam semifinal entry not only shattered Federer’s herculean record but also cemented his status as one of the sport’s all-time greats.
As Djokovic stepped off the court and into the spotlight of the post-match interview, the world witnessed a different side of the tennis titan. He opened up about his journey, one that began in war-torn Serbia, where he and his family faced adversity that few of us can truly comprehend.
He stated, “This is the sport that’s given me so much. Coming from Serbia, a war-torn country, I faced a lot of adversity & had to endure along with my parents & family to even get a shot. I was very lucky to encounter some people who believed in me. Without them, wouldn’t be here.. I don’t know how many more opportunities I’ll get so I’m trying to enjoy as much as I possibly can.”
Djokovic also expressed how he wants to savor every moment, saying, “I don’t know how many more opportunities I’ll get, so I’m trying to enjoy as much as I possibly can. My parents are here, they’re here. So yeah, that’s what goes through my head when I hear about these numbers.”
In his heartfelt words, Djokovic not only acknowledged his record-breaking achievement but also honored his parents for their sacrifices and unwavering support.