Novak Djokovic, born in 1987, is No. 3 in the world
Novak Djokovic, one of the most renowned and respected tennis players in the world, has consistently demonstrated his passion and dedication to language learning. As well as trying to speak multiple languages, Djokovic makes an effort to adapt to the countries he visits, a gesture that shows his respect for different cultures.
Djokovic is known to have a natural talent for languages and devotes time and energy to developing this competency. This aspect of his character was particularly evident in his post-match interviews, to which the Serb often replies in French. When asked about his commitment to speaking the language of the host country, Djokovic provided an interesting reflection.
“I think it’s a matter of respect when trying to speak the language of the country I live in. That’s my feeling,” said Djokovic. “It also allows me to get closer to people, leading to more mutual respect and complicity. Even as a child, the idea of speaking different languages fascinated me.”
Djokovic had the opportunity to further develop his language skills from a young age. When he moved to Germany as a boy, he learned German and English at school. This experience made it easier for him to learn Italian and he also achieved a good level in French and Spanish.
“I’m aware that I don’t speak these languages perfectly, but I’m committed and I feel that people appreciate these efforts,” admits Djokovic.
The Serbian tennis player, with his cultural openness and willingness to communicate with people in their language, only reinforces his image as a humble and respectful champion, both on and off the tennis court. His words and gestures show that respect for others knows no language barriers and that learning languages can help build bridges between different cultures.