Found April 22, 2013 on Tennis Identity:
Sunday Novak Djokovic won his first Monte Carlo Masters title by beating Rafael Nadal. "I cannot be happier than I am in this moment knowing what I've been through the whole week, actually two weeks, right after Davis Cup, trying to recover [ankle injury] and make a decision to play or not to play," said Djokovic. "If somebody told me 10 days ago I'd be winning the trophy, I wouldn't think it's so realistic, to be honest. I went through pain, I went through a big challenge, mentally, physically, emotionally, and in the end it was getting better as the tournament was going on. It was a high mountain to climb for me, and I knew that. It was the biggest challenge that you can have on clay. But I managed to overcome it. I was ready to accept that challenge. I made the decision to play - and it was the best decision I've made in my life." The guy has a mind of steel. “It's a very joyful moment for me because I've wanted that trophy badly al...
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