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Novak Djokovic Getting ‘Rejected’ by a Little Kid at ATP Finals Makes Fans Brand Tennis as a ‘Comedy Show’

Published 11/15/2022, 8:30 AM EST

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Giving the wrong hand has caused such havoc for tennis player, Novak Djokovic. The event occurred during the opening walk prior to the first round of the ATP finals, demonstrating how even the smallest details bring joy. A video of the same is making the rounds on the internet, making tennis fans laugh their heads off.

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Former World number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, is presently playing in the ATP Finals, the year-end competition. Notably, the 24-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas was defeated in the first round by the 21-time Grand Slam champion, exhibiting the clarity of his game.


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Novak Djokovic’s little hand mishap got fans laughing

Even the Serbian tennis player, Djokovic, was left gushing after he tried holding the wrong ball boy’s hand during a light-hearted fun event before the Nitto ATP finals.

When a 21-time Grand Slam champion approached the space with his bag, a wrong hand made the atmosphere even cooler, when the child pointed out that the other one was strolling with him. However, this amusing interaction between the ball boy and the tennis player has the fans laughing.


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Here are some fans’ comments, who enjoyed watching the mishap again and again. A fan wrote, This was so funny to watch please.”

While some talked about the act. Another fan wrote, What drama with the ball kids.” while a fan wrote, “Tennis is a comedy show.”

However, a fan thought how Nadal would react and wrote, The kid, Imagine Rafa in Djokovic’s place. His entire rhythm would’ve been disrupted there.”

While, the other enjoyed the little ball boy’s act. One fan sarcastically wrote, Kid understood the assignment.” and the other wrote, “That kid was like I’m vaccinated!”


Here are some more hilarious comments.


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However, what made this incident more hilarious was that after rejecting Djokovic, the ball boy was forgotten by the 24-year-old tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was supposed to walk with him. 

Novak Djokovic defeats Tsitsipas for the ninth time in a row

On Monday, the 21-time Grand Slam champion defeated the 24-year-old in the third tournament face-off. The Serbian tennis player defeated Tsitsipas at the Astana Open, in Kazakhstan and the Paris Masters before the ATP finals. The Dab will advance to the red group in the current event following his victory over the Greek tennis player.


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The Greek tennis player has only triumphed in his first two career meetings with the former world number one, but it has been over three years since those victories before that. The 21-time Grand Slam victor will next take on Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev to advance in the red group.

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Written by:

Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.
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Manaal Siddiqui