“Everything they do is really inspiring”
Novak Djokovic wrote further pages of history in 2021, confirming that he is one of the greatest athletes of the modern era. The world number 1 has won three major tournaments this year, close to the “Calendar Grand Slam”
If successful at Flushing Meadows, the Serbian phenomenon would become the second man in the open era after Rod Laver to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same season. The 34-year-old Belgradois still managed to close the gap between him and his eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the all-time standings.
If he were to participate in the 2022 Australian Open, the much desired overtaking could materialize. King Roger has had surgery on his right knee for the third time and won’t be back on the pitch until the summer of 2022, while Rafa is expected to attend the Happy Slam.
Nole has never hidden that he was inspired by many tennis players from the present and the past. Among these, there are also the Williams sisters. During the presentation of the film ‘King Richard’, which focuses on the rise of Venus and Serena, the 20-time Grand Slam champion sent a beautiful message.
Djokovic on Venus and Serena Williams
“Everything they do, on and off the pitch, is really inspiring,” said Novak Djokovic. “The sport owes a lot to the Williams sisters. Their persistence is incredible. Their willingness to continue writing our sport history books is something that really motivates me and many others to follow in their footsteps.”
The Serbian called the Williams sisters “sports icons”. He then referred to Wimbledon 2015, where he and Serena Williams won the men’s and women’s trophies respectively. “I’m one of the millions of fans around the world that they have.
They are icons of sport. I also consider myself a friend. I remember that night when we won the trophies at Wimbledon, Serena and me. And I dared Serena to dance with me. She was ready for it. And she is always ready to have fun.
We had a lot of fun and laughed a lot, “added the Serbian. British model Naomi Campbell, who has been friends with Venus and Serena Williams for years, also reserved praise for tennis greats.” My relationship with Venus and Serena goes back to the ’90s, lets you sneak into parties, make sure you come back on time, ”said Naomi Campbell.
“Always so fun. I’m so proud of you and just in awe of you for what you’ve accomplished and what you’ve done for women around the world, not just women of color. I can’t wait to see this. movie and love you both so much. ”