FAMILY. Djokovic missing his children and wife while on the road

Novak Djokovic talks about the trouble of travelling without his son, daughter and wife Jelena

Novak Djokovic With Wife And Children

Novak Djokovic is about to face Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final for what will be the most important match of his unbelievable career. If Djokovic defeats the Russian player, he will be the first man to conquer a year Grand Slam after Rod Laver in 1969. In addition, he will hold more slams (21) than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (20).

Missing his son, daughter and wife

To achieve this incredible success, Novak Djokovic has to spend a lot of time traveling all over the world.

Novak Djokovic has a very strong relationship with his wife Jelena, son Stefan and daughter Tara. During the press conference that followed his latest Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic admitted that at times is very tough to be away from his family.

Unfortunately, things became complicated during the actual pandemic because of the travel restriction, and he has problems bringing his family along.

Talking about not spending time with his wife and children, Novak commented:

At times, it rips my heart apart. I will have to revise my schedule comparing to the last year or any other season before this.

Obviously, time away from family definitely is something that has an impact on me. I’ll have to see with these rules and regulations and restrictions in place all over the world, Europe.

Not being able to take my family on the road is something that is a big problem for me.”

Djokovic at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021

Novak Djokovic Stats info

Ranked world no.1, the Serbian has achieved a compiled 44-5 match record in 2021. The Serbian is now having a run at the U.S. Open where he toppled Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-1, Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 6-3 6-2, Kei Nishikori 6-74 6-3 6-3 6-2, Jenson Brooksby 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2, Matteo Berrettini 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 and Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-2 6-4 4-6 6-2.

Novak Djokovic will fight against the world no.2 Daniil Medvedev in the final on Sunday at 4:00 pm on Arthur Ashe Court. Their current head to head is 5-3 for Djokovic.

The Serbian conquered 4 titles in 2021 at the Australian Open, in Belgrade, at the French Open and in Wimbledon. Novak was the runner-up in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia).

The Serbian won 85 titles in his career: 48 on hard courts, 17 on clay courts, 13 on indoor courts and 7 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

U.S. Open
Djokovic's Record

Medvedev at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021

Daniil Medvedev Stats info

Now ranked no.2 (career-high), the Russian has managed to achieve a compiled 46-10 win-loss record in 2021. The Russian is now playing at the U.S. Open where he managed to beat Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-3 6-1, Dominik Koepfer 6-4 6-1 6-2, Pablo Andujar 6-0 6-4 6-3, Daniel Evans 6-3 6-4 6-3, Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-3 6-0 4-6 7-5 and Felix Auger Aliassime 6-4 7-5 6-2.

Daniil Medvedev will fight against the world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday at 4:00 pm on Arthur Ashe Court. Their actual record is 5-3 for Djokovic.

Medvedev has won 3 titles in 2021 in Marseille, in Mallorca and in Toronto. The Russian got to the final at the Australian Open.

Medvedev won 12 titles in his career: 5 on hard courts, 6 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

U.S. Open
Medvedev's Record

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev fought against each other 8 times. Their actual record is 5-3 for Djokovic. The last time they squared off, Novak Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 in the final in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 21st of February 2021.

In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.