Video: Son Stefan Plays Competitive Tennis Against Father Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon Championships 2022

Published 07/02/2022, 6:10 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Paul Childs

Novak Djokovic has continued his brilliant run of form in the Wimbledon Championships. The 35-year-old raced to the tournament’s fourth round with a thumping win against compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic. In the one-hour 52-minute contest, the Serb broke Kecmanovic’s serve six times to register his fourth-round slot.

While Djokovic has set his focus on securing another Wimbledon trophy, his seven-year-old son Stefan also has developed a particular interest in the sport. Recently, a video of him practicing has attracted the attention of fans.

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Stefan practices with his father, Novak Djokovic

In what appears to be a video from Wimbledon, the seven-year-old son of legendary tennis player Novak Djokovic is seen playing tennis with his father. The video went viral on social media and has fans talking about the young boy following in his father’s footsteps.

Djokovic is in an amazing run of form this grass season.

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The 35-year-old has won the last three Wimbledon Championships titles. Also, the Serb is on a winning streak of 24 matches in the tournament.

Djokovic to face Tim van Rijthoven in the round of 16

Apart from dropping a set in his very first game, Djokovic has looked solid in his campaign. His last two games have been flawless, and the legend seems set for a longer run in the tournament. Further, the 20-time Grand Slam champion will face the challenge of Dutch tennis star Tim van Rijthoven in the fourth round.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The 25-year-old Rijthoven is the biggest underdog in this year’s Wimbledon Championships. He had never won a senior ATP Tour-level match, and his only appearance was a first-round loss at the ATP 250 event in Winston Salem in 2016.

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The Dutch earned a last-minute wildcard to Wimbledon, after a brilliant show at the Libema Open last month. The 25-year-old has made full use of the opportunity he has got. He defeated some tough opponents like 15th seed Reilly Opelka and 22nd seed Nikoloz Basilashvili on his way to the round of 16. Although his next opponent is Djokovic, with the performance he has given recently, the young Dutch cannot be taken lightly.

Can Djokovic overcome the challenge of Rijthoven and move further in the tournament?

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

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