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Dreams do really come true’: Novak Djokovic reflects on his career and historic new record

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Dreams do really come true': Novak Djokovic reflects on his career and historic new record

Dreams do really come true’: Novak Djokovic reflects on his career and historic new record

When Novak Djokovic was just seven years old, he’d make his own Wimbledon trophy and imagine he was the best tennis player in the world.

As the Serb speaks about the journey he’s been on in the intervening 26 years, even he sounds somewhat incredulous at the point he’s arrived at. On Monday, Djokovic broke Roger Federer’s all-time record for the most weeks spent as the men’s world No.1, topping the ATP rankings for a combined 311 weeks.
Of all his accomplishments, which include 18 grand slams, five ATP Finals titles and numerous other records, Djokovic ranks this one among his favorites.
“Well, it’s just happiness, joy,” the 33-year-old tells CNN’s Christina Macfarlane of his emotions. “I mean, I am so thrilled and proud, very proud [of] this achievement and it’s kind of like a crown of all the achievements that I had in last 15 or 15 plus years of [my] professional tennis career.
“On this special day, obviously, I go back in time and remember my humble beginnings, when I grabbed a racquet for the first time and the way I fell in love with the sport and the support that I had from my parents and people that helped me realize my dream. So, of course, I’m overjoyed with all the emotions.
“I think the reason for that is there are so many people here in Serbia where I am at the moment that have contacted me, that have congratulated me, that it made me feel that this is a celebration o the country and the city and not just my own.
“So I feel that has allowed me to more intrinsically and more profoundly live these emotions, because I woke up today and it was kind of, you know, any other day where I stand up and I work and I go through my own routines and I didn’t feel the significance of it yet until I took my phone, until I started meeting people and then I realized: ‘Wow, it is a really special day and I’m very thankful for it.'”
Djokovic credits much of his success to his parents’ support and resilience. Despite growing up in war-torn Belgrade, Serbia, they still found a way to provide him with everything he needed to follow his dream of becoming a professional tennis player.
Looking back, if Djokovic could speak to his seven-year-old self — the boy who made his own Wimbledon’s winners’ wall in his bedroom — what would he tell him?
“That dreams are achievable,” he says. “Everything is possible if you dream big. You should dare to dream big, you shouldn’t get discouraged by what society or the surroundings are telling you if it’s opposing some of the big dreams that you are nurturing, that might make you happy, that really bring joy to you when you think about that when you dream them.
“I’ve been so fortunate in my life to have parents that were very strong in the midst of the war and hardship that we were living through during the 90s and have their unconditional love and support to play the sport that wasn’t even a tradition in our family or in our country.
“It was a very expensive sport, but somehow they managed to do it, to actually buy me racquets and I could have a coach and I could have conditions that were fair enough or good enough for me to grow up to be a professional tennis player. So dreams do really come true.”
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Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid: Vinicius strikes as Real claim 14th European crown

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Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid: Vinicius strikes as Real claim 14th European crown Vinicius Junior scored the decisive aim as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-zero in a behind-schedule Champions League very last in Paris on Saturday. Kick-off changed into driven returned via way of means of greater than half-hour as Liverpool lovers struggled to advantage access…

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83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

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83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

According to a taxpayer perception poll performed by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) for 2021, only approximately 13% of Nigerian taxpayers, particularly those in the informal sector of the economy, are unlikely to evade tax payment in Nigeria.

83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

“A bigger majority of workers in the sector, 83 percent, are inclined to avoid tax payments because they do not feel tax officials have the authority to compel people pay taxes,” according to the survey.

The survey demonstrated the public’s mistrust of the government.

 

According to the research, the informal sector in Nigeria accounts for around 65 percent of employment and a large percentage of the economy’s national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

 

“Lack of trust in government was fostered by pervasive official corruption, which resulted in widespread poverty and infrastructure deficits.

“The social contract between the government and its citizens, as represented by the quality of public services and the willingness of the public to pay or evade taxes.” The research stated that “a perceived weak social compact between citizens and the government continues to jeopardize the legitimacy of taxes.”

“Lack of trust in government was fostered by pervasive official corruption, which resulted in widespread poverty and an infrastructural deficit.

“The social contract between the government and its citizens, as represented by the quality of public services and the willingness of the public to pay or evade taxes. The research stated that “the legitimacy of taxes is threatened by a perceived weak social compact between citizens and the government.”

Mr Lanre Ajogbasil, senior programme manager, NGF/SFTAS, said weak transparency and accountability by the Federal Government and States internal revenue services; misunderstood tax law(s) and incomplete revenue codes; and multiplicity of taxation system, fees, and levies during a recent workshop organized by the national coordinating office of the Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) for financial journalists in Abuja.

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It’s true: Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

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It's true Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

It’s true? Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

It’s true? Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

It's true: Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

The online entertainment goliath affirmed Monday that the Tesla Chief and the very rich person will gain the organization in an arrangement worth $44 billion.

And when the arrangement is finish, as most would consider normal by this year,

Twitter will turn into a secretly held organization.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy,

and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk tweeted to his 84 million followers.

“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features,

making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all humans.”
Shares of Twitter rose more than 5% in afternoon trading Monday.

“Twitter has a purpose and relevance that impacts the entire world,

” its CEO Parag Agrawal said in a tweet.

“Deeply proud of our teams and inspired by,

the work that has never been more important.”

Prior Monday, Musk tweeted,

“I trust that even my most terrible pundits stay on Twitter since that free discourse implies.

” The tweet got more than 1.4 million preferences.
Last week, Musk said he had arranged $46.5 billion in support to purchase Twitter,

and had been proceeding to haggle with the organization.

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