Srdjan Djokovic talks about Croats: We are one land and people, Novak is in Jordan's category!

Srdjan also revealed how long Novak's career will last

Photo: Marko Jovanovic

Srdjan Djokovic, the father of the world's best tennis player Novak Djokovic, gave an interview to the Croatian media when he spoke extensively about current topics related to his son.

Djokovic senior admitted to Sportske Novosti that Novak exceeded his expectations four or five years ago, and when asked if Nole has a tendency to become the best of all time, he replied:

"I think you have the wrong question, he has no tendency, he is already the best of all time. According to the number of weeks spent at No. 1, and in head-to-head matches, according to the number of Masters titles, the only thing he lacks is Olympic gold and those two Grand Slam titles that he will win this year. He is the best and everything in the world of tennis depends on him. He can lose, but not because his opponent outplayed him, but because he allowed his opponent to beat him," said Srdjan Djokovic and added:

"He will not leave tennis yet, his career will last another year and a half, two, up to three at most, when all possible parameters will be in his possession. He is still the best tennis player in the world and one of the best athletes of all time. Well, an English journalist said last week, even though they are his fierce opponents, that his rivals are no longer Federer and Nadal, but compare him instead to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. He's that category for your."

Srdjan Djokovic also spoke about Novak's cooperation with former Croatian tennis player Goran Ivanisevic.

"I think that suits Novak perfectly! Goran's joining his team. He hit the mark like he always does! Novak is fantastic in every way and he is aware of his flaws, his virtues are huge, but he also has flaws that he has tried to correct during his entire career. Alone and with the help of experts, former tennis players, such as Ivanisevic did for his serve.

Novak Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic; Photo: Tanjug/AP

It's completely true that he improved his serve. And raised his precision and percentage and strength. He doesn't throw so high anymore, Cilic threw maybe too high, and Novak also had problems, he would twist like Cilic and Ivanisevic corrected that for him. That's a fantastic thing. Their collaboration has led to the fantastic title victory in Australia."

As for the closeness between the Serbian and Croatian peoples, Srdjan Djokovic said:

"For me, it's all the same, let anyone be angry at that if they want. For me, it was and remains one land and one people. We simply must go together, because we can't do anything individually. Nobody takes us seriously, unless we make some kind of a union, economic, any kind, then we would be a serious factor and they would not be able to play with us like they do now."