Quotable Quotes: Damir Dokic Speaks.
September 26, 2011
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Last week we learnt of the nuclear bombshell that Jelena Dokic has reconciled with her father Damir Dokic. This week? The man himself has finally spoken.
“Two days ago I made 20 000 liters of rakija ( Rakija is a Serbian national drink, similar to Vodka ) and I was dead tired, I went to my sofa, almost fell asleep while watching TV when all of a sudden someone knocked on my door. I opened and saw Jelena, Savo and Tin standing there. I was shocked, couldn’t believe it, I dreamt of our meeting for years and it happened now, all in one minute. I started crying and hugging Jelena, she started crying as well. She told me she missed me much throughout these years and how she wants me to coach her again on her way back on the top.”
Sounds like something straight out of a disney movie, with volins no doubt playing in the background as Damir opened the door in slow motion to reveal his long-lost daughter.
Damir also spoke candidly about Jelena’s tennis and the state of the WTA in 2011;
“Womens tennis is now much weaker than 10 years ago and that is Jelena’s chance (to rise to top again)”
He’s certainly not wrong. Dokic rose to the top 5 in easily one of the toughest and deepest eras of all time. But although her body is fresh with her playing minimal tennis over the last 6/7 years, the fact remains that Dokic is 28 years-old now and the idea of her rising back to the top 10 at this very moment is delusional, even for Damir Dokic. Let’s just hope the this new arrangement doesn’t all end in tears. Again.