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Novak Djokovic in His yacht Finds Solace on Family Holiday in Croatia

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Novak Djokovic gets away from it all on family holiday in Croatia after his shattering Wimbledon final loss

STOKE POGES, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Novak Djokovic of Serbia arrives by helicopter ahead of his match against Richard Gasquets of France during Day 3 of The Boodles Tennis Event at Stoke Park on June 25, 2015 in Stoke Poges, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic in His yacht Finds Solace on Family Holiday in Croatia

Novak Djokovic Finds Solace on Family Holiday in Croatia Following Wimbledon Loss

Less than a week after his heartbreaking defeat in the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic has taken a much-needed family vacation in Croatia. The tennis legend, renowned for his 23 grand slam victories, was spotted relaxing on his boat in Dubrovnik, sporting casual shorts and a simple white tee.

Novak Djokovic has been spotted on a family holiday in Croatia less than a week after his devastating loss in the Wimbledon final

Djokovic’s yacht, named Tara, presumably after his daughter, was anchored off the picturesque Copacabana beach. This serene retreat comes after his recent loss to Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz on Centre Court, a player 16 years his junior.

The Wimbledon final saw Djokovic’s emotions get the better of him, as he vented his frustration by smashing his tennis racket against a net post. This display of anger resulted in a fine of £6,117, deducted from his runner-up prize of £1.175m.

Novak Djokovic in His yacht Finds Solace on Family Holiday in Croatia

Beyond the financial setback, Djokovic’s defeat at Wimbledon meant missing out on the chance to equal Roger Federer’s record of eight men’s singles titles at the prestigious tournament. Additionally, he fell short of reaching Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. The loss also dashed his hopes of achieving the rare Calendar Slam – winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open in the same year – a feat not accomplished in over 50 years.

The tennis pro - who has won 23 grand slams throughout his career - was seen chilling out on his boat, walking around in shorts and a simple white tee

With the emergence of Carlos Alcaraz, Djokovic may face tougher competition in his pursuit of more Grand Slam titles. The 20-year-old world number one managed to secure a hard-fought victory against Djokovic, lasting four hours and 42 minutes.

Once considered timeless, Djokovic’s fatigue was evident as he struggled in the fifth set, leading to speculation about his age catching up with him. His remarkable 15 consecutive tiebreak wins prior to the final showcased his exceptional form, making the defeat all the more surprising.

In search of a break from the pressures of professional tennis, Djokovic embarked on the Adriatic coast journey with his wife and two children – a son and a daughter. Reports suggest that he began his vacation in Montenegro before heading west towards Croatia, a country he frequents for both work and leisure.

His yacht called Tara, presumably after his daughter, was seen anchored in front of Dubrovnik's Cocacabana beach

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This is not the first time Djokovic has sought solace on Croatian waters. In the past, he has joined the ranks of other celebrities who appreciate the beauty and charm of the Croatian coast. After his Wimbledon triumph last year, Djokovic visited Dubrovnik with his brother, warmly engaging with fans and posing for photographs.

As Djokovic recharges during this family holiday, tennis enthusiasts eagerly await his return to the court. With his legacy firmly established, he remains one of the greatest players in tennis history, and fans around the world look forward to witnessing more epic battles on the court from the indomitable Novak Djokovic.

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