Novak Djokovic Nearly Quit Tennis In 2010? [Video]
by Tom Gainey | February 6th, 2014, 2:30 pm
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During a recent interview with Serbian TV PRVA, Novak Djokovic admitted that he nearly quit tennis in 2010.

“At the beginning of 2010. Wanted to quit tennis!”, Djokovic reportedly said via google translation. “The ability to get hold of the first places in the world. Knew I had to beat Rafa and Roger that come in the first place, I won Wimbledon, that was my goal.”

Up until the start of 2010, Djokovic had reached two Grand Slam finals, winning the 2008 Australian and losing 2007 US Open, as rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continued to dominate.

Then things turned around at the end of the year leading to his incredible 2011 run.

Here are some videos from the interview. Click on the above link for more.


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11 Comments for Novak Djokovic Nearly Quit Tennis In 2010? [Video]

Giles Says:

And then Superman was reinvented!


Bad Knee Rules Says:

Ahhh those seven finals, seven in a row, all lost, they still hurt, don’t they?


Steve27 Says:

that easy BH in the fifht set in Australia it hurts more. After that miraculous 2011, he became very beatable.


metan Says:

@Bad Knee Rules.
No pain no gain, no! And thanks to Nole, Rafa improves alot after all those loses. Great Champion indeed.


Bad Knee Rules Says:

^^ Aren’t you supposed to be at school?


metan Says:

@BKR, I am having Chinese New year holyday. That’s why I have plenty of time to troll. Hahahahaha but my holiday is not bad as your moniker.😄😜😍


Steve27 Says:

metan, what is your favorite sports bookie or you like trading as betfair?


jo Says:

Novak is not that beatable after the 2011. Only by a chosen few. And in a very hard way.


metan Says:

^trading as betfair. That’s my family life but I am not really committed myself 100% into this business. I do other things. I bet for Rafa just for fun as some of my friends like to do that since We have played tennis together for couple of years.


Steve27 Says:

Pinnacle is an option, too


Hippy Chic Says:

2011 is in the past Novak had a stellar year granted,but Rafas beaten him plenty of times since then,and anyway tennis is also about the here and the now,not to belittle Novak or anything as his achievements are amazing dont get me wrong,but Rafa has 13 GS over the double tally of Novak,and as Fed fans always say when they hear the H2H argument,its what you do against the overall field and your achievements overall,Fed doesnt match up against Rafa,and Rafa didnt match up against Novak but only for 1 year thats all,the last GS they met was the USO and Novak lost there,the 1st GS this year he wasnt actually good enough to get there,end of story.

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