The winner of the French Open and new record holder for Grand Slam coronations (23) spoke, hot, after the final, on the court.
Novak Djokovic (winner of Roland-Garros 2023 and new record holder of Grand Slam titles) : “Hello everyone, I am starting in French, I am trying… I am very happy to share this very special moment in my career with you, at this very special stage in my life. Thank you so much ! It’s no coincidence that I win the 23rd Grand Slam here in Paris. This tournament has always been the hardest to win for me. (switches in English) Casper (Ruud), I’m not saying this because I’m in front of you, but you are one of the most beautiful people on this circuit, everyone appreciates you and loves you. You have to say it when someone has human values. You deserve the utmost respect and applause. I wish you the best. I wish you to win against everyone… except me!
(…) It’s a great honor to have Yannick Noah here. I was still young when you stopped playing, but I saw the videos, I enjoyed it a lot, I loved your enthusiasm. (…) My team, my family… You know what we went through. You know I can be tough on a daily basis, so I wanted to thank you for your patience and tolerance. That’s probably the most important thing knowing what I’ve done to you over the last few weeks… Behind closed doors, I’ve tortured you (laughs). Thank you for supporting me, for believing in me. (…) I would like to thank Amélie (Mauresmo) and the entire organization of the tournament. It’s a Grand Slam. Every player dreams of winning the trophy at least once in their career. I was more than lucky since I won 23! It’s incredible… I send this message to all young people: at 7 years old, I had this dream of winning Wimbledon and being number 1 in the world. I had the power to create my own destiny. Be in the present moment to create your future.»