Srdjan Djokovic believes that his son Novak Djokovic will soon be considered as the best athlete ever. "I have to correct you. In the beginning you said Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world, He even is the best sportsman in the world.
Currently he is one of the best of all time, but very quickly he will be the best athlete ever," Djokovic senior said, when he was introduced as as the person who formed the best tennis player in the world. Djokovic senior suggested that every Serbian should celebrate his son.
"Patriotism is above all. The only option for all of us Serbs in the world is our mother Serbia. Novak is the key, Novak is gold, Novak is an indicator that nothing is impossible if you really want to, Novak is a member of every normal family in this country.
Novak is your brother. Novak behaves in such a way that everyone feels like he is theirs. And he is from Serbia, he is of Serbian descent," Djokovic senior claimed.
Djokovic senior didn't stop there
"At the Roland Garros final against Tsitsipas people from Greece where shouting: Hellas, Hellas.
And there were Greek flags everywhere. That was beautiful. However, there were thousands of Greek people, but only hundreds from Serbia with only a dozen of flags who couldn't be heard a lot. During a changeover I told them: People, Serbians.
Feel free to say: "Serbia." That does not hurt. We are Serbians, we are the best. Look at Novak. Is he the best? All of us are Novak in what we do. He should be our role model in everything we do in our lives -- to be Novak, to be the best in the world.
Everyone should strive to be Novak in what they do," Djokovic senior said. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, is a 20-time Grand Slam champion. "I can't be objective when it comes to Novak. I tend to say he was sent by the God in the darkest time for the Serbian people.
His mentality is unbelievably good. The mental training is as important as the training on the court. It is never finished, until he says it's over. There is no giving up," Djokovic senior noted. Djokovic recently went through a disappointment as he failed to win a medal for his country at the Tokyo Olympics.