Father Thanks Novak Djokovic For Sharing His Expertise With His Son Kijoro Owaki

Published 04/13/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia during a training session at Roland Garros in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)


The Owaki brothers are absolutely ruling social media because of their phenomenal gameplay at the age of five and seven, respectively. Their father Kosuke Owaki runs their Instagram page in which he posts about their day-to-day shots and training sessions. Recently, he shared a screenshot of a message from Novak Djokovic in which he gave the young Kojiro Owaki some tips to improve his backhand- an area in which the Serb shines.

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It is a fact that World No.1 Novak Djokovic loves to give advice to young kids, and he personally texted the father after watching the gameplay of the 5-year-old Kojiro on his Instagram handle.

Their father was delighted and shared a screenshot of the message. He also wrote a caption thanking the Serbian legend for his advice.

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“Novak Djokovic, thank you for giving Kojiro backhand advice,” wrote the father

The Owaki brothers hail from Japan and play some really good tennis at a very young age. While the elder one, Yunosuke, admires Roger Federer, Kojiro is a big Novak Djokovic fan.

What was the valuable advice given by Novak Djokovic to Kojiro?

The Serbian legend gave a piece of important backhand advice to Kojiro that other youngsters can also follow. As most of the fans and experts know, Djoker has the most effective and one of the best backhands in the sport today.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 19: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand in his third-round match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during day six of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

“Kojiro, racket head up in the preparation of the shot. Early rotation with shoulders, with chin over the right shoulder. Transfer the weight from the left (back leg) to the right leg forward but don’t open too early with hips. Let the hands to the work and then follow with the hips,” wrote the 18-time Grand Slam champion in the message.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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