“Blown Away By the Facilities”- Vasek Pospisil Hurls Praises at Novak Djokovic’s Academy

Published 12/21/2020, 1:48 AM EST
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil has thanked Novak Djokovic’s tennis academy in Belgrade for the warm reception he was accorded during his pre-season training stint at the facility.

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“Best training experience of my career”: Vasek Pospisil

Currently, at 61 in the ATP singles rankings, Pospisil shared a post on his Instagram page, extending his gratitude to the Novak Tennis Center for taking good care of him during his training block.

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The Canadian, who followed the Serbian superstar out of the ATP Player Council after falling out with the governing body of men’s tennis over its functioning, said he was ‘blown away by the facilities’ at the center.

Pospisil completed pre-season training block at Novak Djokovic’s academy

He posted a picture of himself with trainers and coaches at the center and tagged it with a long message, lauding the facility and its state-of-the-art facilities and sharing his training block experience.
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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 29, 2020 Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in action during his first round match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
“First pre-season training block completed! When I was invited to train at Belgrade at @djokernole’s academy with him and others, I knew the training would be great but I did not expect the overall experience to be so impactful,” Pospisil said.
While speaking highly of the facilities at the academy, the Canadian said that he was also impressed with how his needs were catered to at the center. He even called it the ‘best training experience’ of his career.
“I was blown away by the facilities, hospitality, attention to detail and overall positive energy throughout the whole camp. This was the best training experience of my career and I’m not a young buck anymore so that’s saying a lot,” the Canadian said.
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— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) September 28, 2020

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Pospisil says would return to Djokovic’s center for another stint

“Huge thanks to Novak, the @novak.tennis.center and all those involved who made this such a great experience. I’ll be back! No doubt about it,” Pospisil wrote.
He said he was taking back plenty of positives from his training block experience at the academy and would return for another stint.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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