Novak Djokovic Makes Yet Another Valuable Donation in the Fight Against COVID 19

Published 12/17/2020, 10:58 PM EST
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his first round match against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic REUTERS/Lisi Niesner


The world is battling the coronavirus outbreak from the past ten months now. And the fight has been possible only because of healthcare workers. To help them serve better, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has donated a state-of-the-art Canon CT device. It is said that the scanner will speed-up the diagnosis of COVID patients.

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Winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic has always been at the forefront of supporting his community. His charitable foundation works for underprivileged kids in Serbia, providing them with rightful education. Now, joining with the Dragisa Misovic Clinical Hospital Centre, the 33-year-old looks to improve the situation of the healthcare workers.

“Entire region is under great pressure”: Novak Djokovic

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his group stage match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Along with being the highest ranked tennis player in the world, he leads by example even off the court. The Serbian is always aware of the off-the-court situation and knows exactly how to react.

“The health system not only of our country but also of the entire region is under great pressure, so it is necessary to unite and support them. Thank you to all the health workers who have been working in extraordinary circumstances for almost ten months and are fighting for all of us,” Novak said.

With this donation, he has enabled faster diagnosis and smoothened the process of care behind every patient. The 6 times year-end world number one visited the centre along with his wife Jelena to see the setup.

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“Be ready for all challenges”: Novak

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the ATP Tour Number 1 trophy Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Shortly after turning professional, Djokovic became prone to injuries. So he analysed himself, went gluten-free, and now stands among the fittest athletes in the world today. The great returner of a tennis ball is also a marvel at giving back when required. “With this pandemic, it has become clear to all of us how important it is to be ready and equipped for all challenges,” the Serbian added.

Tennis-wise, he will do everything to keep his reign alive at the Australian Open. Novak is the only player to win an Australian Open for three consecutive years. In case he manages to win again in 2021, he will complete the feat for the second time in his career. The Serbian has won in 2008, 2011-2013, 2015-2016, 2019-2020.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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