The wife of Novak Djokovic Elena stated that in the spring of 2018, after a series of misfortunes, her husband was close to retirement:
“He told me that ends his career, it’s true. He lost to Benoit Paire in Miami. It was a terrible defeat.
He gathered us all and said, “Guys, I’m done. Talk to one of my sponsors, I have to be honest with them. Don’t know if I stop for six months, a year or forever.”
Soon after, Djokovic returned to its former level and in July of 2018 won Wimbledon.
Earlier, Milos Ninkovic said that Djokovic is following the Kiev “Dynamo” and friendly with Andriy Shevchenko.