Novak Djokovic Amazed With His Son Stefan’s Passion on the Stands at Serbian Open 2021

Published 04/26/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recently lost a close encounter in the semis of the Serbian Open 2021. Facing Aslan Karatsev there, the Serbian tried hard but couldn’t find a way to break past the defense of the Russian. After battling for about three and a half hours on the court, Djokovic finally lost in three sets. The final scoreline of the match was 5-7, 6-4, 4-6.

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Novak Djokovic’s family also watched him play in the semi-finals of the Serbian Open 2021. Interestingly, it was his son Stefan Djokovic who stole the show as he was cheering with all his energy from the stands.

In a recent video, Djokovic revealed that it was quite surprising even for him to see his son cheering with so much enthusiasm. While speaking to his fans, he revealed that he saw his son jumping in the stands for the first time.

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“We actually talked about it today. My wife and I and my family that it was amazing to see how passionate he was on the stands and how much he was jumping. Well, it’s probably for the first time that Stefan watched, kind of, the entire match, but like was really cheering and jumping around,” said Djokovic.

Stefan Djokovic is the eldest child of Novak and is 6-years-old at the moment.

“It was incredible”- Novak Djokovic on his son cheering for him with all his might

The World No. 1 player admitted that even though he lost the match, he was really happy with the actions of his son. He mentioned that it was an incredible feeling for him when he saw Stefan motivating him from the stands.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks back onto the court following a rain delay during the match against Roberto Bautista Agut. Day ten of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on May 31, 2016, in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“For me, it was incredible… I was a bit heartbroken that I couldn’t win the match last night so that we could end that scenario in the most perfect way. But it is what it is,” added the 18-time Grand Slam winner.

Djoker was clearly unhappy that he couldn’t battle past Karatsev at the Serbian Open 2021. Interestingly, it was the first time he lost at his home since 2005.

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After this, Novak Djokovic will head to Rome for the Italian Open 2021. He is the defending champion there and will look forward to playing some exceptional tennis there. Will Djokovic be able to win his second French Open title this year?

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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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