Novak Djokovic and the Rise of Serbia: The Sporting Statesman

A biography of one of the greatest living tennis players, and his relationship with his homeland of Serbia

Novak Djokovic is not just one of the world’s great tennis players, he is the de facto ambassador for his homeland, Serbia. Not an easy job, given the lingering resonance of Serbia’s role in the 1990s Yugoslav wars in the world’s news bulletins. To this day, the words “Serbia” and “atrocities” are linked in the minds of many. This study of both Djokovic and Serbia paints two powerful portraits. It traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, telling how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile icon, charts his battle with illness and his relationship with a volatile father, and how his on-court accomplishments have made his country proud. But it also tells the story of Serbia, pulling no punches about its role in the 1990s wars but offering a sensitive interpretation of the hopes and aspirations of a people with a troubled past. This book weaves together these sporting and geo political strands to present a sensitive portrait of a man and his people, and how determination married with sensitivity can create a sporting statesman.

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