Tennis Identity

Novak Djokovic wins Laureus World Sportsman of the year a second time.

After winning the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for the second time hours ago, world number one (and 8 time Grand Slam champ) Novak Djokovic spoke to CNN’s Alex Thomas about taking the prestigious prize and his prospects at Roland Garros. Speaking from Monte Carlo he commented:

“This is certainly a crown for all the achievements I had in phenomenal 2014 season, that’s been highlighted with a Wimbledon trophy and a year end at number one of the world. And most importantly, my wedding and six months ago I had the honour to become a father…so all in all, it’s been the best year in my life so far.”

When asked about his chances at Roland Garros and whether Rafael Nadal is beatable, Djokovic said:

“Nobody’s unbeatable, I can tell you that. But he’s definitely an ultimate challenge on the clay courts.  He’s the king of clay. He has an incredible record at Roland Garros; he’s only lost one match in his entire career there, so — but he’s not the only player that I’m thinking about winning against on this surface. There’s Federer, of course, Wawrinka. I think it’s really a golden year of men’s tennis at this moment and I’m just trying to stay kind of self-disciplined and committed to this sport.”