Novak Djokovic has revealed the meaning behind the beautiful moment with his daughter having just won his 24th grand slam title. Djokovic continues to shatter records in tennis having equalled Margaret Court's all-time grand slam title and moved two ahead of Nadal in the men's tally.
Djokovic won three of the four grand slams this year having only lost to Carlos Alcaraz in the final of Wimbledon to stop him from a calendar year grand slam. Djokovic does not appear to be slowing down at 36 years old and he will be favourite again to win his most lucrative slam at the Australian Open next year.
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And many fans noticed the stunning moment with his family on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic ran over to his player's box and hugged his family, before sharing a lovely moment with his daughter on court.
The World No.1 also thanked his family in his victory speech. "This is your trophy as much as mine. I love you," he said.
And after the title celebration, Djokovic admitted that his daughter had helped him throughout the match and it was a surprise to him that she was sitting at the front row for the US Open final.
“After the last point, I felt relief...out of respect, I wanted to go quickly to the net to shake hands & exchange words," Djokovic said after defeating Daniil Medvedev. "The next thing I wanted was to hug my daughter.
"She was sitting in front row. I didn’t know she’d be sitting there...when I got to the court I saw her. She was facing me when I was sitting on the bench.
"She smiled at me every single time I needed that innocent child energy. I got it from her. When I was going through very stressful moments, particularly in the 2nd set, when I needed a push of strength, of lightness, she gave me a smile. She gave me a fist pump. She was into it."
Novak Djokovic set to continue grand slam pursuit
Djokovic was left asking himself ahead of the tournament why he wants to continue playing after the age of 36 years old having now shattered most of the records he can. But the World No.1 said he didn't want to leave the sport while he was playing such great tennis.
"Occasionally asking myself, 'Why do I need this still at this stage after all I have done', you know? How long do I want to keep going? I do have these questions in my head," Djokovic said in his post-tournament press conference.
"Knowing that I play at such a high level still and I win the biggest tournaments in this sport ... I don't want to leave this sport if I'm still at the top."
Djokovic has the chance of becoming the only tennis athlete to reach 25 grand slam titles when he enters the Australian Open next year. "I don't put any number right now in my mind on how many slams I want to win until the end of my career. I don't really have any number," he said.
"I'll continue to prioritise them as my most important tournaments and where I want to play the best tennis. So that will not change. That will stay the same in the next season or I don't know how many more seasons I have in my legs. So let's see.
"I was probably not thinking so intensely and concretely about the history of the weeks at No.1 or most slams until maybe three years ago. Then I realised, OK, I'm quite close for weeks in No.1. I also have a pretty good chance at the grand slams (record) if I keep healthy and if I'm playing well."
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