The world no.1’s father in a recent interview said that Murray is decaying “a great, great talent” because the latter becomes too harsh on himself while he’s losing a game.
“If he learns to calm down,” reveals Djokovic in an interview to a European magazine “he will have a far bigger career than he has by now. I would love for Murray to achieve his potential.”
On further addition, he said, “Murray is a great, great talent – one of the biggest ever, and a big part of it is not being used because his mindset is not calm. He gets frustrated very easily. When he’s winning he has booming confidence but, once he starts losing, his mind turns around and he looks lost. He starts talking to his box, and this distracts his mind.”
“When Federer and Nadal were the best two players in the world, they took much more out of Novak. For a couple of years Novak was giving his best and trying everything, changing his forehand, his serve, because he had a goal to beat Nadal and Federer. Now Murray has to do the same. He needs to put himself in the same position: to say, ‘OK, Novak, you are better at this and this. I need to make myself better in this and this in order to get there.’ They make each other better.”
The World no.2 has faced a defeat against the serb 22 times which includes his latest defeat in the Australian open. However, the world no.2 has won 2 Grand-slams against Djokovic.
Djokovic’s father thinks his son “will be the best tennis player in history”. He adds further, “I have been saying it since he entered tennis. Surely he will be one of the best sportsmen ever. All of it is because he was sent from God. As a family, we tried to make God’s wish come true. He can win another 10 grand slams.”
Djokovic Sr. wasn’t were supportive of Roger Federer, “When Serbia played Switzerland in Geneva [in 2006], Novak was just 19 at the time. He had a deviation of his sinuses and couldn’t breathe. He had a problem with staying in long matches and long points. And Federer tried in every possible way to disrespect him because of his breathing problem. He showed himself to be the best player in the world but not as a good person at that time. Nobody has ever treated Novak like this. I don’t understand why Federer is still playing tennis. Why does he still play? He’s already 34.”