NEW YORK (AP) - Novak Djokovic wants more.
More of everything, on the tennis court and off.
He’s ranked No. 1 and is 64-2 in 2011, and sees room for improvement.
Really, Novak? An actor?
“Yeah. Why not? I might do something if I have time soon. And I would like to. I just think show business is something that attracts me, that I really like watching, that I like being a part of. It’s part of my personality,” Djokovic said after making the rounds to various morning talk shows with a couple of days’ worth of stubble on his face and the benefit of about three hours’ worth of sleep.
The 24-year-old from Serbia didn’t provide details or indicate whether he’d like to wind up on TV or in a movie; he did say he already has a couple of offers to consider.
“This the way I see things off the court. … If I embrace them, if I accept them as something that can give me energy, that can make me happy, then it all goes in a positive direction,” Djokovic said. “Or vice versa: You can say, ‘Oh, look this is taking my attention off tennis. This is negative.’ It just depends the way you look at it, and I try always to look at it in a positive way.”
Just in case anyone might wonder how focused Djokovic is on his future as a thespian, he was sure to note: “I will not interfere that with my professional life.”
The guy is doing pretty well at his day job, putting together what seven-time major champion John McEnroe called “the greatest year in the history of our sport, there’s no doubt about it.”
McEnroe, by the way, went 82-3 in 1984.
He overcame a two-set deficit, then two match points at 5-3, 40-15 in the fifth, to eliminate Federer in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday, before dominating Nadal for most of the 4 hours, 10 minutes it took to complete their riveting 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 final. It’s only the second time someone beat Federer and Nadal at the same Grand Slam tournament.View Entire Story
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The world impacts us. What happens in our towns, cities, states, country and on this planet makes a difference to us.
An establishmentarian conservative, short on cash, but long on wisdom.
First over-the-counter column approved for fast and effective relief from even your worst media-induced headache.
A collection of reader guest articles, thoughts and opinions by Communities writers and breaking news and information.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention