Participation in last week's Masters in Rome was an opportunity for journalists from the Italian capital to feel the pulse of Novak Djokovic on various topics, at least those from the world of sports, and when the line was drawn, it is clear that the best tennis player on the planet plans to study and that politics does not really attract him.
In the meantime, he is mostly dedicated to his family, his wife Jelena, son Stefan and daughter Tara, about which he spoke extensively on the pages of La Stampa. First, about parenting. "I admit, the hardest thing in the world.
At the same time, a great pleasure. A huge responsibility, because of which you grow as a person."
"My family has always been everything, when I was a child my parents supported me, sacrificed their lives to provide me with everything I needed, and enable me to achieve all my goals, which I achieved in 2011 when I first triumphed at Wimbledon and became first on the ATP list."
"When I became a dad, everything changed. Today, I'm not a priority, but my children. When I'm not on the field, I'm one hundred percent dedicated to them. Everything except them is secondary," Djokovic pointed out.
Heirs are growing. Stefan is already six years old, Tara is twice younger. "They look at me not only as a father, but also as a role model, which means a lot to me. And the challenge is, because I want to be the best possible example for them, not just a tennis player."
"I would like them to share with me all the good and bad things that happen to them on a daily basis. That fulfills me. My wife Jelena and I are always there for our heirs, but we want them to do some things on their own, not just homework."
"They have to learn to be responsible for their lives, from the moment they get out of bed in the morning until they return to it in the evening. " When it comes to personal ambitions, Novak is tempted by the desire to be the owner of the highest Grand Slam title, but to expand his knowledge when he ends his brilliant career.
"I still want to enroll in college. I don't know if next or in five years, but I would definitely like to have a university degree. I am sad that I did not succeed as a young man, although I am extremely grateful for everything I have and what I have achieved."
"After all, college is not just for kids, you can enroll in it when you're 40. It is a house of knowledge, and I am very curious. I am most interested in health topics, where the field is wide." "I would like to study both ancient civilizations and archeology.
In this period of my life, I try to understand what interests me the most. In the modern age, you can do a lot of things online, which in my case is perhaps the best method, because I am both a tennis player and a parent. "