Novak Djokovic’s stature back in Serbia is difficult to overstate. He’s the greatest sporting hero the country has ever produced. Serbia’s president Boris Tadic once told 60 Minutes that Djokovic was such a popular and vital figure back home that he could win an election for the highest office. But Djokovic doesn’t foresee a role in Serbian politics after tennis.
“I wish to help my country in many ways, but not as a politician,” Djokovic told Sport360.com. “Novak Djokovic Foundation is helping Serbia quite a lot by taking care of disadvantaged children and helping them access quality education.
“We are opening kindergartens, playgrounds, training teachers and helping institutions, and that means a lot to my country.”