”So Down to Earth”: Fans Are in Awe As Novak Djokovic Trains With a Fan in Belgrade

Published 10/22/2021, 3:38 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his second round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar


Novak Djokovic has finally given some positive news regarding his participation in the ATP tour. Just a few days ago, he confirmed that he’ll play in Paris, Turin, and the Davis Cup. Recently, a fan shared a video of her and 20-time Grand Slam champion training together. Djokovic was seen hitting some shots and having some laughs with the fan in Belgrade.

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In comparison with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic hasn’t always been a fan favorite. However, following this video, many fans across the world have evidently noticed the selfless side of the Serb.

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Novak Djokovic takes to the training courts with a fan

Recently, Novak Djokovic returned to Belgrade for training. During his training, Djokovic was seen knocking balls with a random fan at the tennis court. The pair shared laughs and smiles together. After the match, “So, who’s the GOAT”, the fan asked the World No.1.

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia speaks to the crowd during the trophy presentation ceremony after his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

To this, Djokovic jokingly replied,” Officially you’re the GOAT. No, Your T-shirt is the GOAT.” The fan was wearing a T-shirt with Djokovic’s name imprinted on it. Definitely, Djokovic has a great sense of humor.

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‘So Selfless’ Twitter reacts to the adorable video

Following this video getting viral, fans across the world shared their opinions about Novak Djokovic. Djokovic, who is sometimes perceived as an arrogant player, certainly went a long way towards changing that image.

A tweet read, “Few players of his stature are more aware of how much does this kind of things mean for his fans. Bravo @DjokerNole and @NDjokofan, so amazing to watch.”

Another fan who wishes to train with Djokovic commented, “I’m currently living inside your body Julie”

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Hopefully, the additional unique training will mean that Nole is back to his best when he returns to the court after the unfortunate result at US Open 2021.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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