Nikola Tesla has certainly been gaining greater recognition in the past decade for his work which was done over 100 years ago. Many celebrities have been very vocal about their support for Nikola Tesla such as musician Jack White, actress Stana Katic and Tesla Motors / SpaceX CEO Elon Musk; however, one of Tesla’s most prominent supporters is Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic has cited Nikola Tesla as his inspiration on many occasions:
“Nikola Tesla motivates me to start, because he was such a person with brilliant mind, perhaps the world has ever seen. Based on the fact that what he was doing, and about which I’ve read a lot and learned about him, it is not difficult to conclude that he was one of a genius that a country can ever have. Certainly one of the most important people in the history of civilization. I’m glad that I am a Serb like him. He felt same injustice that was done to him, because he was not given as much merit and acceptance and recognition for what he did. The recognition which he deserves was not given to him. ” – Novak Djokovic
Recently, Djokovic took to twitter to remind his 4.4 Million followers that July 10th was Tesla’s birthday:
In a recent interview with the UK’s The Telegraph, Novak Djokovic referenced a new Nikola Tesla project he has been working on:
“I actually have some kind of project in my mind that will come to life sometime soon about Nikola Tesla,’ Djokovic blurts out, unexpectedly. ‘There is something big on the way. It’s all in the spirit of bringing awareness about how much he contributed to the civilisation of humankind. He was always very proud of his Serbian roots, and people don’t actually know that much about him. I am trying to make people understand – we have lights because of him. The alternative current makes it happen.” – Novak Djokovic
What could Djokovic’s project be? Stay tuned to find out and read the full interview with The Telegraph here.