While most of the world is focused on the current situation in Syria and what the United States is planning to do about it, Novak Djokovic is trying to win one of the four biggest tennis tournaments in the world.
That still doesn't mean that a former resident of Belgrade who lived through the NATO bombings back in 1999 doesn't have thoughts on the Syria situation, and was asked about that after his third round win at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic has already talked openly about what is was like living through the 78-day bombings, but when asked about the potential for war, the No. 1 player in the world let it be known that is totally and 100 percent against it.
“I’m totally against any kind of weapon, any kind of air strike, missile attack. I’m totally against anything that is destructive. Because I had this personal experience, I know it cannot bring any good to anybody.”
“Those particular times that me and my fellow countrymen and colleagues from Serbia have been through is definitely, you know, a period of life that we don’t wish anybody to experience.”
“The war is the worst thing in life for humanity. Nobody really wins.”
It's impressive that Djokovic has been so open the last few weeks about what it was like living through this horrible time in his life, and while he is on top of the tennis world right now, those memories don't just fade away.
It normally takes a comment from someone that has lived through such events to give people like us, who have never seen such things some perspective, and while you may be for or against the decision that President Obama is facing right now, it's never a bad thing to hear the words of someone that has had to deal with this in the past.
Djokovic faces Marcel Granollers later this Tuesday in his fourth round match at the U.S. Open, and is attempting to win his seventh Grand Slam title of his career.