Novak Djokovic: "I dreamed of winning Wimbledon by building a toy trophy"

Nole told of what he did when he was his age, at the age of eight, in his room in his house in Belgrade

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic: "I dreamed of winning Wimbledon by building a toy trophy"

Novak Djokovic, after a year in exile where he was unable to participate in the 2022 edition of the Australian Open, took his revenge by putting on his record the 10th slam in Melbourne as well as the twenty-second in the general classification, thus reaching the Majorcan Rafael Nadal in first place.

The Serbian who had to live with a muscle problem throughout the tournament, after suffering a bit in the first days of the slam, then largely dominated the tournament by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets in the final.

Nole, after his success, gave a nice interview with an Australian child with a cup in sight. Djokovic, after asking the young interviewer about his age, told of what he did when he was his age, at the age of eight, in his room in his house in Belgrade: "When I was eight years old, I was in my room, in Belgrade, in Serbia, where I'm from, and I was building a makeshift Wimbledon trophy with materials I had in my room.

I was making some kind of toy and playing with myself and looking in the mirror, holding this trophy and saying that one day I will be a Wimbledon champion. So, that was the tournament I always dreamed of winning." Continuing this chat, Djokovic also admitted that he didn't think he'd be able to triumph ten times in Melbourne: "I've always wanted to win as many Grand Slams as possible, but I never thought I'd win so many Australian Opens, no."

Novak Djokovic should be on stage in Dubai

Speaking of the Australian Open, immediately after the success against Tsitsipas, the 35-year-old Serbian had expressed these words: "This was one of the most demanding tournaments of my life, considering what happened last year.

There's a reason I played my best tennis in Australia. I try to pinch myself and live these moments. This is probably the biggest win of my life, considering the circumstances." Djokovic, after the Australian Open, is ready to continue his season.

The Serbian will be on stage at the 500 in Dubai at the end of February, obviously with his left knee permitting. The certain thing is that he will not be able to participate in the first two 1000 seasonal due to his status as not vaccinated against Covid-19. For the US Open, however, he should regularly be present at the starting line.

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