‘I absolutely love tennis’ – Novak Djokovic reveals he’d like to be a coach after playing career ends

Novak Djokovic says he ‘absolutely’ sees himself going into coaching after he retires because he simply loves tennis.

Djokovic is currently chasing down some of the most prestigious records on the ATP Tour, but at the age of 33 he is aware there are fewer days ahead in his playing career than there are ahead.

He, though, has a plan for when he has to hang up his racket, and tennis is at the forefront of it.

“When asked if he wants to stay in tennis after his playing career is over, Djokovic said: “Absolutely. Thank you for that question.

“I am extremely looking forward to the next phase of my life and career. I have a tennis club in Belgrade that will grow into an academy very soon, we have big plans with that, it is a logical next step.

“I feel that tennis is for me. I gave a lot, I want to pass on knowledge, experience and energy to future generations, especially in Serbia and the Balkans – we have a lot of talent, but we don’t have a system and order, we have to dedicate ourselves to that.

“When it comes to international travel and my ‘ambassadorial’ role – absolutely.

“I would like to travel a bit in tournaments without pressure, so I don’t have to think about how much I trained, how I prepared.

“It will be a great pleasure, I’m not one of those who are oversaturated with tennis. The opposite is true – I enjoy, I love tennis and I want to try myself in the role of mentor, coach.

“We will see what the future brings, but I try to promote tennis whenever I can. ”

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