Reuters 1 February 2015
Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis.
The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won.
For Djokovic, the win was all the sweeter because it was his first grand slam title since he and his wife Jelena celebrated the birth of their first child last October.
“I think it has deeper meaning, a more intrinsic value now to my life because I’m a father and a husband,” he told a news conference.
“As my life progresses, there are circumstances, situations, events that define these beautiful moments.
“Getting married and becoming a father in the last six months was definitely something that gave me a new energy, something that I never felt before. And right now everything has been going in such a positive direction in my life.