Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals at Wimbledon with a four-set victory against Andrey Rublev. Djokovic took 2 hours and 48 minutes to beat the Russian and will face Jannik Sinner in the semifinal. The pair had met in the quarterfinals last year at the event, where Djokovic made a comeback after losing the first two sets. This time, Sinner will seek to avenge his defeat, while Djokovic is chasing history again.
The Serbian has never had the chance to see the Wimbledon crowd root for him. His clashes against Roger Federer and Andy Murray resulted in the crowds supporting his opponents. This time it won’t be any different, as the crowd will cheer for his younger opponents.
Djokovic’s son Stefan: Came out as a Nadal fan during the 2022 Australian Open
Djokovic’s daughter Tara: Apparently recently came out as a Rublev fan 😭 pic.twitter.com/4DNXHkA6Nh
— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) July 11, 2023
The world number two revealed that his daughter was supporting Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinal clash. Although she does not play tennis, she was cheering against her dad in the match. Even his son, Stefan, was Rafael Nadal‘s fan a year ago at the Australian Open and later switched to Carlos Alcaraz. Djokovic is unsure when they will cheer for him, as they have been present in some of his matches.
Novak Djokovic’s daughter rooting for Rublev and Alcaraz
The 36-year-old said that “Tara is (Andrey Rublev fan). Yes. I can’t wait to go back to the house to talk to her about it. she normally doesn’t follow tennis. But she likes him. She likes him for his headband. And for his energy and intensity. That’s the number one choice for my daughter. Yes. Hopefully, daddy comes in front tomorrow.“
Tara was born in 2017; her brother, Stefan, was born in 2014. Djokovic’s son has started playing tennis with him and was seen rallying at Wimbledon and the French Open. The ten-time Australian Open champion said “In the last month, for my son, Nadal is no longer number one, Alcaraz is his favourite now. He really likes both. He imitates the way they play, Nadal’s forehand, and the emotion, it’s beautiful.”
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) June 30, 2022
Djokovic has his chances of playing against Carlos Alcaraz in the final, and this time his son will be cheering against him. An eighth title awaits Djokovic, and his opponents are 15 or 16 years younger than him. They were born when he turned pro, and now they are the only people standing between him and his records.