Djokovic: “Pressure is a privilege for me, I know how to handle it”


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Djokovic: "Pressure is a privilege for me, I know how to handle it"

In case of Simone biles re-enacted an essential theme for high-performance sports: Mental health. Novak Djokovic, the best tennis player of today and one of the best in history, spoke about his personal experience.

“Obviously I am not going to say that I am capable of isolating myself from all the media noise that exists around me and my chances of winning in this Olympic event. I see it, I hear it, I perceive it and I know it is there, but over time I have learned to develop emotional management mechanisms that allow me to see all this as something positive, and not as something that can destroy me. I feel the pressure is a privilege and that without it professional sports would not exist. Those of us who want to be at the top must learn to deal with it, both on and off the court “, he scored the No. 1 in the world after winning his doubles match. Djokovic is one of the players who meditates daily and said that even in decisive moments, such as the Roland Garros final against Stefanos Tsitsipas , had a very powerful negative voice in his head.

On his goal for Tokyo, the Serbian said: “I think I already have enough experience to know how to handle these moments and do my best tennis. It is true that in Rio I arrived with a similar feeling to now, because I was the great favorite. and he was in very good shape, having won four of the last five Grand Slams and being number 1 in the world. Losing there to Delpo was a very hard blow and it has allowed me to know exactly what I have to do to feel at the best level now. “


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