WATCH: Novak Djokovic Teaches On-Court Values to Son Stefan and His Friend

Published 01/01/2022, 8:44 PM EST
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning a quarterfinal match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


Over the past few weeks, tennis world has been hearing speculations regarding the journey of Novak Djokovic to Australia. The world no.1 pulled out of the ATP Cup and was seen practicing with the Australian Open balls in Marbella, Spain.

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As there is still time for the ‘happy slam’ to start, the final decision from Djokovic’s team is yet to be revealed. However, fans were happy to witness to see the Serb back on a tennis court.

Novak Djokovic imparts on-court values to son and his friend

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An endearing video of Djokovic teaching his son and his friend to clean the court as they walked onto it from clay is winning the internet. The 20-time Grand Slam champion picked up the towel and started to cleaning the court along with his two little helpers.

The humane side to Djokovic is his least-talked about aspect. Irrespective of a victory or a defeat, the Serbian has always been appreciative of his opponents’ effort over the years and makes sure he conveys the same during the embrace at the net.

Djokovic also featured in a New Year congratulatory video posted by the Soto Tennis Academy (where he is currently practicing).

Happy New Year for everybody at the Soto Grande Tennis Academy”, told Djokovic.

Djokovic’s incredible form is expected to shine at the 2022 ATP tour

Looking back at Djokovic’s 2021 season, it can be considered one of the best runs by any player on the ATP tour. The Serbian won three Grand Slam titles and ended his seventh year as the no.1 ranked player.

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In doing so, Djokovic surpassed idol Pete Sampras, who previously held the record of six year-end no.1 finishes. Novak ended his season after taking team Serbia to the semi-finals at Davis Cup.

Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Group F – Serbia v Germany – Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria – November 27, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The form with which he is in at the moment, it appears Djokovic’s reign will continue on the ATP tour this year irrespective of where he starts his season. Youngsters like Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and others will try to stop Novak Djokovic from scripting more history this season.

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Coming to the Australian tennis summer, the ATP Cup is currently underway where Medevedev, Zverev, and Tsitsipas are expected to lead their country to glory. As Djokovic pulled out from the event, Dusan Lajovic is leading team Serbia.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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