Nach Wimbledonsieg: Djokovic mit emotionalen Worten auf Instagram
Nach dem Wimbledon-Tiumph vor den Augen seines Sohnes schwebt Novak Djokovic auf Wolke 7. Auf Instagram richtet er emotionale Worte an Familie, Freunde und Fans. Dabei gesteht er ein, in der Vergangenheit auch Fehler gemacht zu haben.
„Meinen Sohn während der Siegereherung im Arm zu halten, war das wunderbarste Gefühl“
Vier Tage nach seinem Wimbledonsieg teilt der 13-fache Grand Slam-Champion sein Glück auf Instagramm. Die ersten Worte widmet er seinem dreijährigen Sohn, Stefan. „Das Gefühl, meinen Sohn und den Sohn meiner Frau während der Siegerehrung in der Players-Box im Arm zu halten, war das wunderbarste Gefühl, das ich bei jedem Turnier, welches ich je gewonnen habe.“
Wenn Leute ihn fragten, wie es sich anfühle, vor den Augen seines Sohnes zu spielen, antwortete Djokovic: „Es ist unvergesslich, speziell, erfüllend, wundervoll, freudvoll. Aber vor allem ist es magisch!“
[Part 1] Dear Family & Friends, I am writing this message between nappy change and a dinosaurs 🦕 book. I wish to share, with all of you, how it felt to go through the journey of winning Wimbledon 2018. First of all, let me start by writing that the feeling of having my son in my wife’s arms at the trophy ceremony in the Player’s box was the most wonderful sensation I have had at any tournament that I have ever won in my career. When I became a father, one of my biggest dreams was to have my children present at the stands while I am playing. Let alone winning trophies. That dream came true several days ago. Everyone keeps on asking me to describe the feeling. I have said it is unforgettable, special, fulfilling, wonderful, joyful. But most of all, it is magical! When I thought that moment could not get any better, he shouted “Daddy, Daddy!“. That’s when I completely melted. Overwhelmed with emotions. Happy and joyful beyond belief. I am so GRATEFUL to have experienced that. I have imagined and prayed that one day I would win a Grand Slam trophy in front of my child. Luckily for me, Tara is growing up and I can’t wait for her to see me do the same as I did in front of Stefan. My whole (more or less) was about tennis until I became a father and husband. Everything I did was aimed at tennis success. When I became father and husband, my “world” evolved. It didn’t change, it evolved into something more beautiful. Of course, more responsibilities add up but at the end of the day, it unlocks a new dimension of Love and Energy inside of you that you never knew existed. And the biggest gift that you receive from God is the enhanced feeling of empathy, compassion and devotion to your kids. But it’s not all clear once you become a father. It takes learning and openness to reach that “golden balance” in Life which everyone is in pursuit for. For me it was balance between tennis, priorities and family. My wife was so helpful and supportive all the way since she gave birth to both Stefan and Tara. She always took time to discuss whatever bothered me and to help me find a way where I can feel like I am giving my best at home with kids and her and at the tennis court.
Djokovic redet über seine Schwierigkeiten im Jahr 2017
Nachdem Djokovic die dominierende Figur im Herrentennis zwischen 2011 bis 2016 darstellte, verlief das Jahr 2017 katastrophal für ihn. Die Verletzung am rechten Ellbogen war ein Grund dafür. Nach der Aufgabe im Viertelfinale von Wimbledon gegen Tomas Berdych, beendete er die Saison 2017 vorzeitig. Doch Djokovic gibt außerdem zu, dass er nach der Verletzung Motivationsprobleme hatte. „Ich hatte zwar keine Probleme, wenn ich trainieren und Spaß auf dem Tennisplatz haben musste, aber ich hatte mentale Schwierigkeiten während der Wettkämpfe.“
Dabei gesteht Djokovic Fehler ein: „In den letzten zwei Jahren war ich nicht geduldig mit meinen Erwartungen beim Tennis. Ich war nicht weise beim Entwerfen meiner Strategien. Und ich habe ganz bestimmt nicht klar genug auf meinen Körper gehört, der mir zu sagen versuchte, dass etwas Ernstes mit meinem Ellbogen passiert.“
[Part 2] 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. One day I will share more in depth what kind of challenges I had to face and how I felt. 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. For the last 2 years, I wasn’t patient with my tennis expectations. I wasn’t wise in strategizing. And I certainly wasn’t clearly hearing my body telling me that there is something serious happening with my elbow. I was trying to find solutions somewhere else and soliton was always inside of me. After many changes made with training, racket, team members, I didn’t know if I would be able to get back on the desired level of tennis. Actually, one part of me always believes in my own qualities and capabilities. But there was a lot of doubtful moments where course of action could have gone different ways. Fortunately, I had help from all the divine forces that guided me to the right direction. Direction that is good for me. The one that will bring me peace and balance.
„I love you, I love tennis, I love Life“
Am Schluss widmet sich Djokovic an alle, die ihn auf der Reise zu seinem Wimbledon-Titel begleitet und unterstützt haben. Er bedankt sich mit den Worten: „I love you, I love tennis, I love Life.“
[Part 3] I am aware of the efforts and dedication that many people have invested in me in the last few years in order for me to get back to the level of tennis that gets me a Grand Slam title. I would like to extend my greatest appreciation, respect and Love to all of the people that have believed in me and helped me to get to win another @wimbledon trophy. I am so Blessed to go through this amazing journey and to be supported by many people around the world. I love you I love tennis I love Life Novak 🙏❤🏆 _ P.S. Wimbledon grass tasted great once more. I would just add some avocado and it would be perfect 😃🎾🌱🥑 #TeamDjokovic #NoleFam