World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has undoubtedly been the player to watch out for this year. The Serbian has already clinched Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year and is just three wins away from becoming US Open champion which would make him only the sixth player in history of the game to win all four grand slams in a year. A win in US would also take his tally to record-breaking 21 Slams, taking him ahead of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The 24-year-old has had a memorable year so far and little did many know that Djokovic has been documenting his remarkable journey. During the Australian Open 2021, he had announced that a documentary was being filmed mainly focused on his extraordinary achievement of breaking Roger Federer's record of registering most weeks as the top-ranked number player in the world.
We are recording stuff here in US as well: Djokovic
As of now, Djokovic has stayed at No. 1 spot in the rankings for 337 weeks, way ahead of Federer (310 weeks) and Sampras (286 weeks). The documentary was scheduled to release in August this year before the beginning of US Open 2021. However, with Djokovic standing on the brink of breaking some more records, the release date has been postponed as lot more aspects about his journey are set to be covered.
Reflecting on the change in plans, Djokovic said, "There have been some changes in the meantime, since we wanted to shoot some more material. At the moment, the plan is for the documentary to see the light of day near the end of this year, or in the first two months of 2022. We are recording stuff here in New York as well. Then we need to edit it, to make it whole and to decide whether it is going to be a film or a docuseries. We are going to make that decision as a team.”
I hope that the people will like it: Djokovic
The Serbian added that the documentary is about his career and his life and features some of his intimate and private things as well. "All of the people that are closest to me have given interviews speaking about me. I feel that it is going to be very interesting and I hope that the people will like it. Also, for those who do not know me, it will be a chance to get to know me better off the court,” Djokovic concluded.
Djokovic and his team would certainly be hoping to add another glorious chapter to the movie tomorrow when the Serbian locks horns with Matteo Berrettini for a place in semi-finals of US Open 2021 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.