62 Inspirational Novak Djokovic Quotes on Tennis and Success

Novak Djokovic born on May 22, 1987 in Belgrade Serbia is known as one of the greatest men’s tennis players of all time with 24 Grand Slam singles titles including a record 10 Australian Open championships.

He began playing tennis at four and turned professional in 2003.

In 2008 Djokovic won his first Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open becoming the first Serbian man to achieve this feat.

Novak Djokovic Quotes

After a brief plateau he led Serbia to its first Davis Cup title in 2010 and embarked on a 43-match winning streak ultimately achieving the world number one ranking.

Djokovic has maintained his dominance in the years that followed securing multiple Grand Slam titles and a career Grand Slam with his 2016 French Open victory.

Despite facing setbacks like an elbow injury and visa issues related to COVID-19 vaccine mandates Djokovic continues to make history most recently winning the 2023 U.S. Open and bringing his Grand Slam total to 24 titles.

I have listed below the top quotes by Novak Djokovic to inspire you.

Best Novak Djokovic Quotes

Best Novak Djokovic Quotes

I lost my fears. I believed in my abilities more than ever. ~ Novak Djokovic.


I always try to adjust to the situation. ~ 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 had a unique privilege to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents. ~ Novak Djokovic.


My father believed in me many times more than I believed in myself. ~ 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.

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of baseball. ~ 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.


Pressure is part of what we do. It’s always present. ~ Novak Djokovic.

My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me. ~ Novak Djokovic.

Famous Novak Djokovic Quotes


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.

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 on the tour. ~ Novak Djokovic.

My strokes just weren’t there. ~ Novak Djokovic.


It has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life. ~ Novak Djokovic.

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

You have to consistently be successful to be one of the top players in the world, and everything is possible in life. ~ 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.


My priority, the most important thing in my life is my family, my wife and my son. ~ Novak Djokovic.

In my case, I can sincerely say nothing is impossible. ~ Novak Djokovic.

Everybody believes in something… Most of all, we should believe in ourselves. ~ 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.

Joking around is part of my personality, just who I am. ~ Novak Djokovic.

Top Novak Djokovic Quotes

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


Everything in life is a lesson. ~ 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.

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.

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.


Each year represents new challenges and obstacles. You have to adjust. ~ Novak Djokovic.

I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down. ~ 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 am the greatest tennis player. The other players are like coins in my pocket that I give to a homeless man. ~ Novak Djokovic.


What I learned as a young child continues to have a tremendous impact on my life today. ~ 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.

Popular Novak Djokovic Quotes

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.

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.

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.


The winner is the one who believes in victory more. ~ Novak Djokovic.

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.

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


I love being around people who care about me, and I care about them. ~ Novak Djokovic.

I cannot guarantee anything. ~ Novak Djokovic.

Inspiring Novak Djokovic Quotes

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

As a kid I was creative. ~ 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 was very unusual for a boy to play tennis in my country. ~ Novak Djokovic.

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

Nobody actually played tennis in my family. ~ 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 have always valued the care for my body and my mind and had a holistic approach to life. I always thought this is utmost importance for my tennis. ~ Novak Djokovic.


I never wanted to change countries; it’s something that is part of me. ~ 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.

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

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


I’ve had my ups and downs in my private life. ~ Novak Djokovic.

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

Inspirational Novak Djokovic Quotes

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’m happy, my family’s happy, everything is going well. ~ Novak Djokovic.

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

All children have rights and those rights must be protected. ~ Novak Djokovic.


I always tried to win. I was as competitive as I am today. ~ Novak Djokovic.

My grandfather went through a lot in his life. ~ Novak Djokovic.

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

So these were the 62 quotes from Novak Djokovic.

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