Novak Djokovic Annuonced Retirement Wish Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, has revealed his retirement wish, expressing a strong desire to participate in a tennis tournament in South America before he concludes his illustrious career. Despite having already competed on the global stage and achieving numerous milestones, Djokovic believes that experiencing a match in South America holds a special allure, echoing a sentiment previously acted upon by his rival, Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic’s recent triumph at the US Open, where he secured his 24th Grand Slam title, firmly underlines his continued dominance in the sport. The 36-year-old Serb, however, swiftly dispelled any notions of an imminent retirement, stating, “I don’t want to leave this sport if I’m still at the top, you know, if I’m still playing the way I’m playing.”
Novak Djokovic Annuonced Retirement Wish
While it seems Djokovic will be gracing the tennis world with his presence for several more years, he’s now shared his aspirations for a unique playing experience during his farewell season. In an interview with Sportal, Djokovic revealed, “Tournaments in South America.” When asked about this wish, he added, “I was just talking to Charlie [hitting partner Carlos Gomes] and I hope we can do it. It’s a wish, of course, now the Grand Slams are my priority, and maybe the opportunity will come when I play those tournaments.”
Djokovic’s choice of South America as his desired destination for a farewell tournament stems from his admiration for the passion of South American sports enthusiasts, especially in tennis. He stated, “Why them? Somehow the passion of people in South America for sports, and therefore for tennis, is something that is unique, and I want to experience that week after week playing in those competitions.”
With a hint of optimism, Djokovic concluded, “Well, we’ll see. Maybe in some distant future, since I have time, I’m young.” Several of Djokovic’s tennis rivals have already taken the initiative to bring the sport closer to South American fans by participating in exhibition matches in the region. For instance, Rafael Nadal embarked on an exhibition tour with Casper Ruud, including stops in Belo Horizonte, Buenos Aires, and Quito, while Roger Federer also engaged with fans in Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador.
As Djokovic continues to make headlines and capture titles, his immediate focus remains on the 2023 season. After a break from the Asian circuit, Djokovic will be back in action at the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals, followed by a commitment to represent Serbia at the Davis Cup, aiming to lift the prestigious trophy once again. Djokovic’s wish to play in South America offers tennis fans something to look forward to as the legendary athlete explores new horizons in his remarkable career.