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’60 Minutes’ profiles Novak Djokovic

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He may still be trying to capture the hearts of fans who for so long have been entrenched in the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but one thing is for sure: Novak Djokovic wears the No. 1 crown well.

60 Minutes featured Djokovic on Sunday, accompanying him to Serbia after his 2011 Wimbledon title. The 14-minute piece may not reveal new information for many fans, but it was nice to see it all put into context. The profile served as a solid reminder of the importance of stepping back from forehands, scoreboards and titles, and remembering the extraordinary nature of Djokovic’s story.

Here’s the entire profile in case you missed it. The images of the basement where Djokovic and his family hid during the 1999 NATO bombing, his reception in Serbia after winning Wimbledon and his reunion with his first coach, Jelena Gencic, were particularly moving.

In this 60 Minutes Overtime feature, correspondent Bob Simon talks about relying on his “balletic footwork” to play against Djokovic.

  • Published On Mar 26, 2012
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