VIDEO: Novak Djokovic Receives an Endearing Present From Baby Roger Federer and His Brother

Published 04/23/2022, 9:59 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 19, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his group stage match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

World no.1 Novak Djokovic is currently enjoying a good run at the Serbian Open, where he reached the semi-final. Before that, he took some time off to sign a few autographs at a fan village in Belgrade. Incidentally, he also invited one of the famous Owaki Brothers from Japan. Yunosuke and Koujirou are the two brothers who became famous for their amazing tennis at an early age. Earlier, Koujirou collaborated with Djokovic to meet his idol in Serbia. After fulfilling his dream, the 6-year-old kid gifted a few items to the Serbian tennis player, which made Djokovic truly happy. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 12, 2022 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during his second round match against Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Novak Djokovic receives a few gifts from Owaki brothers

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Almost two months ago, Djokovic promised the younger Owaki brother, Koujirou, to meet him at the Serbian Open. Recently, the two players have practiced with each other, which impressed the 20-time Grand Slam champion. 

During a recent practice session, Djokovic got a few adorable gifts that made him smile the brightest. The first set of gifts consists of a few chopsticks. Also, those chopsticks had all the names of Novak’s family members, including his wife, son, and daughter. 

“Oh nice… yeah, that’s great, that’s beautiful. Thank you very much,” Novak said after receiving the gifts. He also received a few ‘Pikachu’ dolls, the famous anime character from the famous anime ‘Pokemon’

It is worth noting that Yunosuke, the elder Owaki brother, is a big fan of the Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, everyone calls him the Baby Federer, because of his style of play. Both Novak and Tsitsipas wished the Owaki brothers on their respective birthdays. 

Djokovic is finally showing is some life at the Serbian Open

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After the disappointment of the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic didn’t have a great couple of tournaments in Dubai and Monte Carlo. The Serbian tennis star recently lost in the second round at the Monte Carlo Masters. 

He was hoping for a great start at the Serbian Open. However, he almost lost in the first round, but made a remarkable recovery to win his first match against Laslo Dere. After that, he won his quarter-final match as well against Miomir Kecmanovic. In the semi-final, he will face a tough opponent in Karen Khachanov. This could be a great opportunity for the Serb to win this tournament and get his confidence back before he starts his title defense at the French Open. 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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