Novak djokovic and the rise of serbia the sporting statesman

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novak djokovic and the rise of serbia the sporting statesman

Novak Djokovic: The sporting statesman and the rise of Serbia by Chris Bowers

A biography of one of the greatest living tennis players, and his relationship with his homeland of Serbia

Novak Djokovic is not just one of the worlds great tennis players, he is the de facto ambassador for his homeland, Serbia. Not an easy job, given the lingering resonance of Serbias role in the 1990s Yugoslav wars in the world’s news bulletins. To this day, the words Serbia and atrocities are linked in the minds of many.

This study of both Djokovic and Serbia paints two powerful portraits. It traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, telling how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile icon, charts his battle with illness and his relationship with a volatile father, and how his on-court accomplishments have made his country proud.

But it also tells the story of Serbia, pulling no punches about its role in the 1990s wars but offering a sensitive interpretation of the hopes and aspirations of a people with a troubled past. This book weaves together these sporting and geo political strands to present a sensitive portrait of a man and his people, and how determination married with sensitivity can create a sporting statesman.
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Novak Djokovic: The sporting statesman and the rise of Serbia

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A biography of one of the greatest living tennis players, and his relationship with his homeland of Serbia. Novak Djokovic is not just one of the world's great tennis players, he is the de facto ambassador for his homeland, Serbia. To this day, the words "Serbia" and "atrocities" are linked in the minds of many. This study of both Djokovic and Serbia paints two powerful portraits. It traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, telling how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile icon, charts his battle with illness and his relationship with a volatile father, and how his on-court accomplishments have made his country proud. Chris Bowers is a freelance writer and broadcaster who has covered the global tennis scene for more than 20 years.

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He traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, showing how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile figure, charts his battle with illness and the relationship with his volatile father, and how he is representing his country internationally. Bowers, biographer of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and the British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, weaves together the sporting and geopolitical strands to present a sensitive portrait of a man and his people, and of how determination married to sensitivity can create a sporting statesman.

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