This is an ultimate collection of the best Novak Djokovic quotes you need to know.

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Below are some of Novak Djokovic Quotes that will inspire you that in every failure you can always fight your way back to success.

Best Novak Djokovic Quotes of All Time

Below you’ll find some of the best Novak Djokovic quotes of all time:

“My priority, the most important thing in my life is my family, my wife and my son.”

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“Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole.” – Novak Djokovic

“Mostly the problems when I was down were caused by myself. There were times when I was not responsible enough or decisive enough.” – Novak Djokovic

“I don’t think that you can always – you can ever – get your game to perfection, you know. Only if you’re Federer.” – Novak Djokovic

“Pressure is part of what we do. It’s always present.” – Novak Djokovic

“I think luck falls on not just the brave but also the ones who believe they belong there.” – Novak Djokovic

“I love being around people who care about me, and I care about them.” – Novak Djokovic

“The history of our country is cruel. We have to face those issues or, should I say, we had to. Not anymore I hope, because we are going in the right direction, and we are ready to forgive, ready to move on.” – Novak Djokovic

“All children have rights and those rights must be protected.” – Novak Djokovic

“It gives me goosebumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the ‘golden slam’.” – Novak Djokovic

“In order to stay where I am – and I want to do that – I have to stay dedicated as well as I have been before I became No.1.” – Novak Djokovic

“Most of all, we should believe in ourselves.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Motivational Quotes

“Not everybody can like what I do, and if you feel that somebody is coming up closer to you and starting the rivalry and everything, you maybe change your position to him.” – Novak Djokovic

“Coaches are very important to players. They’re people that are mentors, people that are advising them, people that should be their friends and somebody you can rely on the tour.” – Novak Djokovic

“People look up to me as somebody who is able to switch the image of our country from negative to positive.” – Novak Djokovic

“Everything in life is a lesson.” – Novak Djokovic

“It’s always easier if you have the support of your family, if you’re not alone. I came from a country that has been through a lot of troubles in the last 20 to 30 years, but we have been through them together.” – Novak Djokovic 

“I think if you do not enjoy your time, your life, if you do not live intensely and do not spend time with your family, in one way or another it will be reflected in your career.” – Novak Djokovic

“It gives me goosebumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the ‘golden slam.’” – Novak Djokovic

“I understand that the results I’ve had in my career, or I’m having now, they are very good. And that gives me confidence, of course, but I do not feel invincible.” – Novak Djokovic

“I embraced, I think, the process of becoming No. 1 of the world, which was long and difficult, but it’s sweeter in the end.” – Novak Djokovic

“The confidence is there, the game is there, but physically you can’t fight nature sometimes. You can’t do much about it.” – Novak Djokovic

“As a kid I was creative.” – Novak Djokovic

“Honestly, I’m not a big fan of baseball.” – Novak Djokovic

“I had to know at least two languages.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Inspirational Quotes

“His serve has improved a lot and his movement. He’s always played smart. I’m not surprised by his win in San Jose. It was just a matter of time before he came to that level and won a tournament. He’s a great guy and he has a big talent.” – Novak Djokovic

“Everything I know about tennis I know from her. She was the base of my knowledge.” – Novak Djokovic

“This is bad for the British team as Andy is a very good player. We have our strongest team in the last 15 years going into this match.” – Novak Djokovic

“He’s the one of the best players ever, and you know that before you go on court. But he’s not an alien. I’m disappointed because I had a chance to win today. I had the match under control.” – Novak Djokovic

“I have been through two wars in my 24 years, and I know what it’s like to be without anything, to see the bombs flying above your head.” – Novak Djokovic

“My strokes just weren’t there.” – Novak Djokovic

“Imagine a part of the U.S.A., from which the U.S.A. started – where is the cradle of your history? This is Kosovo for Serbia.” – Novak Djokovic

“I never wanted to change countries; it’s something that is part of me.” – Novak Djokovic

“I cannot guarantee anything.” – Novak Djokovic

“I don’t think there has been enough communication between the players and the tournaments. In one sense it’s just as much the players’ fault. Players talk between each other and in the locker room about things that can be improved and then when the time comes to talk and really do something about it they stop.” – Novak Djokovic

“My nutritionist has done a great job in changing my diet after we established I am allergic to things like gluten – I can’t eat pizza, pasta and bread. I have lost some weight, but my movement is sharper and I feel great.” – Novak Djokovic

“I like my groundstrokes, I can say. I like it. That’s my game – I’m a groundstroke player and I play pretty aggressive.” – Novak Djokovic

“I am fast and very powerful on the court, so this is what matters.” – Novak Djokovic

“No, I have something else between my legs.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes  on Success

“You have to consistently be successful to be one of the top players in the world, and everything is possible in life.” – Novak Djokovic

“My success has a lot to do with my private life. I’ve matured a lot by first becoming a husband and now a father. My life is in the right direction. And that helps a player to thrive. One thing is linked with the other. My private life has helped me.” – Novak Djokovic

“We have a harder way to succeed in life as Serbs because of the past that we had and because of the history we had.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’m a happy man because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.” – Novak Djokovic

“In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible. When I was saying I want to be No.1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old, most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I’ve done it.” – Novak Djokovic

 “When the last point is done, we are humans. Give your opponent a hug and say, ‘great fight,’ and that’s all.” – Novak Djokovic

“Those born into poverty or on the margins of society require our extra support to realize their dreams.” – Novak Djokovic

“You have to believe in the court. In the end, it’s mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It’s all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it’s a process of learning.” – Novak Djokovic

“Each year represents new challenges and obstacles. You have to adjust.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Trying

“I’m trying not to pay too much attention to the rankings because calculations can distract you.” – Novak Djokovic

“I always try to adjust to the situation.” – Novak Djokovic

“I always try to have something that keeps my mind relaxed, keeps my mind a little bit off tennis.” – Novak Djokovic

“I always try to show my human side to my colleagues and to the whole circuit. More than anything because we are all on the same train, it is part of our work.” – Novak Djokovic

“I know that success does not come at once, it is not a thing achieved overnight. It is the result of many, many, many years of working and trying to achieve goals.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Winning

“I always tried to win. I was as competitive as I am today.” – Novak Djokovic

“Tennis is my life, obviously; I need to focus, I need to win. But it’s not the only thing. I’m not going to play forever.” – Novak Djokovic

“I lost to a better player who played some courageous tennis and deserved to win.” – Novak Djokovic

“It is my goal to win every time I play. But on the other hand, I also seek a balance of compassion and respect for the other players. I understand that everyone goes through difficult times, either mentally or physically, to cope with their life, to live the sport.” – Novak Djokovic

“I want to win and I feel that pressure, but my career will not be a disaster if I do not win there. It is a dream to fulfill.” – Novak Djokovic

“The winner is the one who believes in victory more.” – Novak Djokovic

“It’s a great win for me. I’m pretty satisfied with my game. Actually, I’m very, very surprised and positive with how I played today. I was really focused from the first point to the last, so I think if I continue playing like this, I have really big chances to win also in the next round.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Sports

“Nadal’s the best player in history on [clay], and he is one of the best-ever players that played this game.” – Novak Djokovic

“The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports – football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.” – Novak Djokovic

“Even though now I’m pretty popular in my country and tennis is the No. 1 sport, and I’m very flattered that the people recognise me and come up and give me compliments, I’m more a person who likes to have privacy and peace.” – Novak Djokovic

“I love football and it’s the sport I would really like to play. I’ve said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career.” – Novak Djokovic

“I physically feel very fit. I’m very motivated to keep on playing on a very high level. I’m going to try to use these years in front of me to fight for the number one in the world and fight for the biggest titles.” – Novak Djokovic

“I got married, going to become a father soon, being No. 1 in the sport that I love with all my heart. I mean, it’s pretty awesome.” – Novak Djokovic

“You can not say you’re unhappy because you have to travel, have to play this tournament, having to play sports … You can’t because you chose to play it and you love it. I’m tremendously grateful for the support I have received from my family and the close ones.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Challenges

“I don’t like to compare years, honestly. I think every year is a different experience, a different challenge. You grow. You evolve as a person and as a player.” – Novak Djokovic

“I still feel young as far as motivation is concerned, and also the challenges that I have for the future and what I want to achieve. So I just hope this successful streak is extended to the fullest.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Dreams

“I want to help children in Serbia and around the world so they can realize their dreams.” – Novak Djokovic

“Messi is the best player on the planet and he keeps on improving at Barça, now the best team in the world. What Messi does on and off the pitch is an inspiration for children who dream of becoming a footballer.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Tennis

“My father had never watched tennis, never liked tennis too much. He said, ‘OK, we buy a racket, we watch together,’ because we didn’t know anything. It was a process of learning together that made it more interesting.” – Novak Djokovic

“Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.” – Novak Djokovic

“You have to believe in the court. In the end, it’s mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It’s all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it’s a process of learning.” – Novak Djokovic

“I remember as a kid, I was improvising and making little trophies out of different materials and going in front of the mirror, lifting the trophies and saying ‘Nole was the champion!’” – Novak Djokovic

“This time last year I would have said Federer would beat Sampras’s record. Now I’m not so sure. His aura has gone. He’s not as dominant as he was, and since I beat him in Australia he’s looked frustrated. Players are beginning to challenge him now, especially myself and Rafa. He’s got 12 Grand Slams to his name and maybe he will beat Sampras, but now I’m here it will be tough for him.” – Novak Djokovic

“Tennis players we’re always playing in center courts that feel like arenas. And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you – it’s like you’re a gladiator in the arena. And everyone is cheering – and you’re fighting, you’re screaming, during your strokes – it feels like you’re an animal, fighting for your life.” – Novak Djokovic

“I have always valued the care for my body, and my mind and had a holistic approach to life. I always thought this is of utmost importance for my tennis.” – Novak Djokovic

“The fact that nobody played tennis in my family and you’d say by chance they make three tennis courts in front of the restaurant that my family owned when I was 4, I think that’s a destiny. ” – Novak DjokovicThat’s kind of life circumstances that kind of come together for you to become who you want to become.” – Novak Djokovic

“Well, I do feel that I carry the responsibility of representing my country wherever I am, and this responsibility came with the success that I had in the last couple of years, not just myself but the whole group of tennis players that comes from Serbia. And athletes in general are, in this moment, the biggest ambassadors that our country has.” – Novak Djokovic

“It was very unusual for a boy to play tennis in my country.” – Novak Djokovic

“Obsession is a negative word, I do not think that obsession can bring positive things. Not only in tennis but, I mean in any situation of life.” – Novak Djokovic

“I haven’t been in tennis for that long, but what I can say is that we have a lot of young guys at the top who are willing to do a lot of good things for tennis in general.” – Novak Djokovic

“It is very important and my success very much depends on the harmony that I feel in my private life. It is essential for me to be happy in my private life. And if it continues, I am able to continue playing tennis.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’m trying to enjoy my life as much as I can and I know that tennis hopefully is going to be my life for the next 10, 15 years.” – Novak Djokovic

“Nobody actually played tennis in my family.” – Novak Djokovic

“I am the greatest tennis player. The other players are like coins in my pocket that I give to a homeless man.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Family

“My mother is a special story. She went through so much to bring us up, four men at home, especially when our country was going through really difficult times.” – Novak Djokovic

“It’s interesting that I had such a close relationship with my grandfather. Because your parents always judge you: they say, ‘You shouldn’t do this, you shouldn’t do that.’ But with your grandparents you have a feeling that you can say anything or you can do anything, and they will support you. That’s why you have this kind of connection.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’m happy, my family’s happy, everything is going well.” – Novak Djokovic

“My father believed in me many times more than I believed in myself.” – Novak Djokovic

“My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’m very fortunate to have the support of the people around me. I feel happy because my wife helps me and people who are close.” – Novak Djokovic

“We spent all day travelling, living away from the people you love, not sleeping in our own bed … We are far from our own houses. We live in hotels, clubs. And now that I am a father it is much more difficult.” – Novak Djokovic

“I had a nice childhood. War and all the experiences affected me as a person and helped me to grow, to change.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Life

“We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have.” – Novak Djokovic

“I am grateful for life. And also to the people who have brought me here. Without them, I could not be where I am now.” – Novak Djokovic

“I had a unique privilege to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents.” – Novak Djokovic

“I try to enjoy what I do, and every moment of the life that I have is a blessing. What else can you do but to be happy and try to bring that joy to the other people around – especially in the tournaments. Everybody has bad days. I’m not always funny or laughing.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’ve had my ups and downs in my private life.” – Novak Djokovic

“My grandfather went through a lot in his life.” – Novak Djokovic

“When my boy arrived in this life, on this planet, it was completely a new dimension of experience for me and my wife. I’m still riding on the wave of that experience.” – Novak Djokovic

“It has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life” – Novak Djokovic

“What I learned as a young child continues to have a tremendous impact on my life today.” – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Quotes on Interviews

“That was one of the debates, I think, whether or not we should have points in the Olympic Games, to be quite frank, I don’t see a reason why not. You know, we have the best players in the world participating in arguably the fifth Grand Slam. It’s of that importance for all of us, even more, because it happens every four years.” – Novak Djokovic

“No doubt that I’m playing the best tennis of my life in the last 15 months. It’s phenomenal, I always strive to improve not just the game or technically, tactically, but also mentally. I don’t want to think how far my boundaries are.” – Novak Djokovic

“These two guys made me the player I am today. I think these rivalries have allowed me to grow… and understand what it takes to be on the level that they are on, roger Federer always makes you play your best. My best is what is going to be necessary to win against Roger Federer.” – Novak Djokovic

“We are big rivals, we played so many times against each other, there’s a lot of tension. There’s a lot at stake. I’m expecting a great fight in two days.” – Novak Djokovic

“I was solid, I was determined, focused. In important points and moments I managed to stay composed and make him play an extra shot.” – Novak Djokovic

“A nice opening match with real Australian summer conditions, you try to stay composed, not get carried away by heat. Of course, there were some long exchanges that got both of us a little bit short on air.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’ve been through a process of evolution and I feel like I’ve learned a lot mentally how to handle situations on the biggest stages when I play against my biggest rivals, I’ve found a formula that works.” – Novak Djokovic

“I’m in love with the game and it’s not difficult to prepare myself in the off season and to set new goals.” – Novak Djokovic

“Of course it gives you an option to survive the group stage with lost matches but I’m not considering losing any matches.” – Novak Djokovic

“I came here with a wish and a mission, to reach the finals and fight for the trophy, so I got Novak Djokovic in that position. It’s already a great result. But I want to get that final step on Sunday and get my hands on that trophy.” – Novak Djokovic

“He has a big serve, the serve gets him out of trouble. I know him very well. I have played with him many, many times. We are great friends. Great guy.” – Novak Djokovic

“I lost three games the entire match against a player I never played against before, it can always be tricky because you’re approaching the match without really knowing how he’s going to react.” – Novak Djokovic

“Credit to him for playing some solid, consistent tennis, always making me play an extra shot, luckily for me, I managed to bounce back, dig myself out of this hole I was in.” – Novak Djokovic

“All in all it was better than the first match and hopefully it is going to progress in that way.” – Novak Djokovic

Famous Novak Djokovic Quotes

“Serbian history tells that family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family.” – Novak Djokovic

“In my case, I can sincerely say nothing is impossible.” – Novak Djokovic

“Mangling my racket and an odd swear word on the court is not something I am proud of and it shouldn’t happen, but even my coaches have told me that it’s sometimes better to let it all out, the anger inside you, because keeping it bottled would just eat you up in the long term.” – Novak Djokovic

“Joking around is part of my personality, just who I am.” – Novak Djokovic

“I want the same thing I’ve wanted since I was 7 years old. I want to be No. 1.” – Novak Djokovic

“I stopped thinking too much about what could happen and relied on my physical and mental strength to play the right shots at the right time.” – Novak Djokovic

“You have to believe in the court. In the end, it’s mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It’s all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it’s a process of learning.” – Novak Djokovic

“Nothing, nothing, nothing is better than sex, it is what God created us to do.” – Novak Djokovic

“In terms of playing ability there is nothing to choose between number one and 100. Instead, it’s a question of who believes and who wants it more? Which player is mentally stronger? Which player is going to fight the hardest in the big points? These are the things that determine who is the champion.” – Novak Djokovic

“I had to listen to classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.” – Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Novak Djokovic is famous for being one of the best tennis players of all time.

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