World number one Djokovic became a father last week and is eager
to be involved in his son's life despite his busy traveling schedule
with the tennis tour.
"I will try to have my family travel with me as much as they can,
obviously," the Serbian told a news conference at the Paris Masters,
which will decide the four remaining spots for this month's ATP
World Tour finals.
"For me, it's important to participate in my child's life as much as
I can, in his development, in his growing up, in his childhood."
Federer, who has two sets of twins, knows a thing or two about
traveling with his family while on tour.
"Roger, you mentioned Roger, there are, aside him, there are many
other players who have the similar situation, so I try to talk with
them and get some tips or some necessary experiences that they can
share with me so it can help in my own case," said Djokovic.
There will not be a lot of baby talking, however, when business
starts in Paris for Federer and Djokovic, who will battle it out
this month to claim the world number one spot at the end of the
Djokovic, who has a slim advantage over world number two Federer, is
wary of the threat.
"I never thought...never signed him out, never ruled him out," he
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"I always thought that he's one of the best players in the world,
and he keeps on proving to everybody that he deserves to be there.
"I have lots of respect for what he does. I don't think that age is
an issue for him. As a matter of fact, I think he's playing some of
his best tennis this year."
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Alan Baldwin)
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