Novak Djokovic Sends a Heartwarming Message to His Oldest Fan Who Missed His Wimbledon Triumph

Published 07/16/2021, 5:05 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/David Gray


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is all for his fans. From giving kids his Grand Slam title-winning racquets to making his oldest fan’s day, the Serbian is always ahead in appreciating his supporters.

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Recently, the 34-year-old Serbian lifted his sixth Wimbledon and 20th Grand Slam title. During that time, his oldest fan, 92-year-old Aunt Bette, was in a hospital in Pennslyvania. Hence, she could not watch Djokovic win the trophy in London.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

However, Aunt Bette’s niece Rebecca Forand contacted the Belgradian via Twitter, asking to hear from him. Naturally, Djokovic responded immediately.

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Novak Djokovic sends a heartwarming message to his oldest fan

After reading about Aunt Bette, Djokovic took to Twitter to express how much she means to him. He also asked his official fan club to “send all your love her way.”

He wrote, “Please let Aunt Bette know it’s a privilege to have her as a fan! And to get well soon!”

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After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic handed a young girl the tennis racquet he used in the final. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic signs an autograph for a fan after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

Before this, the Serbian had done the same during the French Open 2021 triumph. Then, he gave it to a young boy who coached him throughout the final. Unquestionably, he knows how to make a fans’ day, be it young or old.

Hopefully, Aunt Bette will recover speedily and watch him compete for the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. Also, it might be his best chance of completing the Golden Slam in 2021.

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Who can stop Djokovic at Tokyo Olympics?

Surprisingly, Djokovic’s best at the Olympics happened more than a decade ago in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Serbian managed to win a bronze medal there, but he has never come close to winning after that.

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Despite numerous withdrawals, many players will represent their country at the Games this year. Most significantly, it is the two-time defending champion Andy Murray and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who will aim to stop Djokovic.

The tournament will commence on July 24 and run until August 1, 2021, at the Ariake Tennis Park Centre Court. But due to the national emergency in Japan, there will be no fans in the stadium to watch the events.

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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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