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After His Age-Defying Turin Heroics, Novak Djokovic Gets a Cheeky Surprise in Malaga as He Eyes Davis Cup Glory

Published 11/21/2023, 7:05 AM EST

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The 2023 season brought several young players, like Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, under the spotlight. However, despite intense competition from the younger generation, a seasoned name who refuses to step down from the top is the Serbian tennis legend Novak Djokovic. After an exhausting yet highly successful campaign in Turin, the Djoker is currently preparing for his Davis Cup stint with Serbia. Ahead of another grueling competition, the 24-time Grand Slam champion had a surprise waiting for him from one of his rivals on the tour.

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Djokovic is on the verge of achieving all his proclaimed goals in 2023. After securing his year-end position as world no. 1 along with clinching the ATP Finals title, the Serbinator boarded a flight to Malaga for the Davis Cup. As the legend landed, an exciting surprise welcome waited for him at the airport.

Novak Djokovic finds a pleasant surprise in Malaga


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Novak Djokovic is a name that the tennis world is finding it quite hard to forget as he keeps making continuous waves with his achievements. After the Serbinator earned his historic seventh ATP Finals victory against Jannik Sinner in Turin, Italy, the legend now has a chance to look forward to another crucial competition. Djokovic has landed in Malaga ahead of the Davis Cup Finals campaign.

Now that Djokovic looks forward to the prestigious Davis Cup, an unexpected guest waited to greet the Serb. Feliciano Lopez, the Spanish former world No.12, playfully complimented the Serb, “Forever young, or what?” at the Malaga Airport. To this, Djokovic, the current world No. 1, responded with the same tone as he said, “You know how it feels, huh!?”


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This light-hearted conversation marked the start of Djokovic’s journey in the Davis Cup Finals, where he aims to maintain his dominant form to gain a title for his nation as well. As the legend recently marked his year-end goals of finishing as no. 1 and winning another title, one more goal still remains to be conquered.

Djokovic’s season continues with his run for the Davis Cup

While Novak Djokovic arrives on the back of his massive triumph at the ATP Finals, the legend keeps himself determined to secure another victory to his and his country’s name. “The season is not finished yet. I really would like to win the Davis Cup with Serbia. That’s a goal. It’s an important week for us, for our nation. We’ll do our best,” the 36-year-old mentioned.


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Serbia’s run for the Davis Cup glory is now about to witness a challenging twist as they are all set to face Great Britain. The intensity of competition seems to be lightened as key British players, Dan Evans and Andy Murray, are currently injured. However, despite these setbacks, Britain still has strong elements with world number 18 Cameron Norrie and rising star Jack Draper in the lineup.


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As Djokovic leads team Serbia into the finals of the Davis Cup, the world now looks forward to what the legend can achieve in this event.

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Written by:

Akshay Kapoor


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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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Tony Thomas