“Would Smash My Head Off”: Mike Tyson’s Daughter on Playing Against Novak Djokovic

Published 11/04/2021, 8:35 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


Tennis legend Novak Djokovic has often shown his generosity on and off the court. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has also cherished some funny moments on the court. In 2018, he played a healthy round of tennis with Mike Tyson’s daughter, Milan Tyson.

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On Tennis Channel, Milan shared her experience of hitting shots with one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She funnily said that Djokovic went easy on her, otherwise she wouldn’t have survived the rallies.

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Mike Tyson’s daughter on playing with Novak Djokovic

Soon after the match, Milan described this amazing experience with Tennis Channel. Milan said” Awesome. He is really nice, and he is like very funny and so I’m pretty sure he took it easy on me, because if he was hard he would smash my head off.”

Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after recording match point against Tallon Griekspoor of Netherlands in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, when asked about her favorite tennis shot, Milan stated that she’s really good at forehands as well as volleys. She then named Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Shelby Rogers as her inspiration.

Djokovic advances to the Round of 16

After a bizarre defeat at US Open 2021, Novak Djokovic has finally returned on the ATP tour. At the Masters event taking place in Paris, the World No. 1 has inched one step closer to the title.

In the round of 32, he overcame Marton Fucsovics in an enthralling contest. Djokovic eased past the Hungarian in the first set, winning it in 6-2.

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However, Fucsovics fought back and took the second set. The 20-time Grand Slam champion showed dominance in the third set and eventually won the match.

The Serb will now lock horns with the Frenchman, Gael Monfils.

Tennis – Australian Open – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 18, 2018. Novak Djokovic of Serbia embraces Gael Monfils of France after Djokovic won their match. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

In the head-to-head statistics, the Serb has thoroughly dominated with a number of 17-0. Let’s see how Monfils approaches this match against the best player in the world.

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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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