World No.1 Novak Djokovic is a source of inspiration for all young athletes because of his positive attitude and positive thinking. However, countrywoman and Adria Tour mixed doubles partner Olga Danilovic revealed that Djokovic’s desire always propels her to be superior.
Danilovic has won two titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No.96 in the WTA Tour. Most notably, Olga made her Grand Slam main draw at the 2021 Australian Open.
In June 2020, she was surprisingly invited by her childhood idol Djokovic to compete at the Adri Tour, where she also played a mixed doubles event with Novak. Later on, Olga began training at Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade. During the training sessions, Djokovic observed his counterpart play and offered a bunch of tips to her.
Djokovic Is No.1 For Me In Every Part of Being A Tennis Player, says Olga Danilovic
In a recent interview, Serbia’s WTA No.2 said that her veteran counterpart is the No.1 player in every aspect of being a tennis player. Moreover, her self-confidence level boosts up after a conversation with none other than the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Olga further continued, “He’s No. 1 for me in every part of being a tennis player. When you talk to him, you think, ‘OK, now I’m going to beat everyone after talking to him.’ His energy and dedication and his passion for playing and working is something that pushes you to be better.”
Nevertheless, Novak Djokovic is representing Serbia at the Tokyo Olympic Games amid risks and a tight schedule. It transparently shows everyone his commitment and his love for the nation.
In addition, Djokovic begins his Tokyo Olympic Games campaign against World No.139 Hugo Dellien from Bolivia. He may need to defeat Lorenzo Musetti, Andrey Rublev, Alexander Zverev, and Danil Medvedev to claim his first Olympic Gold medal.