There is a time to put things in perspective, according to Novak Djokovic.

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The GOAT argument seems never-ending. Tennis is no different from other sports in that it is an ongoing competition between Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. Each person has an opinion, expresses it, and picks the best, but this time, it’s one of the people who is most directly involved.

The Serbian tennis player himself is revealed in a lengthy interview with Reem Abulleil in The National News, beginning with a statement made by LeBron James: “I consider myself to be the greatest basketball player I’ve ever been.

Just my confidence and what I bring to the table are those things.” The 22-time Grand Slam winner responded when asked if he shares that mentality: “Yeah, I can relate to that because I believe that level of confidence is what made me successful and continues to make me successful.

Respect for the opponent and the game is always maintained in balance. Yet with that self-assurance, I know that when I’m ready, on the track, on whatever surface, competing against anyone, I’m the best. And I don’t believe that in any way comes across as haughty or pretentious.” His career can serve as a role model, just as the careers of other notable athletes who are currently in the game, such as Lionel Messi and LeBron James: “It’s excellent because, in a way, it also inspires young athletes,” said one. “Knowing that they can extend their careers, that it’s possible to break mental barriers, and that you’re pretty well done after 30” are all great things.

The prepared Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic confided in the media The National News for a considerable amount of time after arriving in Dubai, where he is familiar with his possible career.

He specifically discussed his Grand Slam run against Rafael Nadal, his “greatest foe.” After the Australian Open and the final coronation of the Serb, the two legends have won 22 titles between them. If I place second to Nadal, what if? I would be content.

Although I would prefer to have more Grand Slam victories than my main opponent, if I had to stop and look back during my career, even if I had stopped here and he had still won 10 Grand Slams, I should still be content overall. Perhaps there will be a small part of me that laments not having more titles than him, but how many are really enough? In my case, at least, it’s what drives me, so you need to have that competitive spirit, that fury, the mentality of a wolf in a manner, and to be constantly hungry.

Yet, there is also a moment to reflect on the situation and tell oneself, “Wow, we’ve accomplished a lot; you should be proud, thankful for all we’ve accomplished, and modest,” said Nole.