Qinwen Zheng Opens Up on ‘Nice Conversation’ with Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open -‘Want to Learn That Chill’

Published 01/24/2024, 11:39 AM EST

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In the heart of the tennis world, every match is a symphony of skill and determination. Amidst all of this, rising star Zheng Qinwen has made headlines yet again. The court has witnessed her meteoric rise, but behind the scenes, an unexpected twist has unfolded. Imagine sharing a casual chat with your idol, and for Zheng, that dream became a reality when she found herself in an unexpected tête-à-tête at the Australian Open

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This conversation was with none other than the legendary Novak Djokovic. In an exclusive revelation, Zheng peeled back the curtain on this surprise encounter. She offered a glimpse into the candid moments that transpired between the two racquet-wielding titans. 

Novak Djokovic’s surprise encounter with Qinwen Zheng

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In the bustling tennis arena of the AO, where every match is a spectacle, something extraordinary unfolded. Amongst the sea of cheers and rallies, a candid moment between Zheng and Djokovic stole the spotlight. Djokovic while wandering around, caught sight of Zheng and veered straight toward her. They exchanged a high-five and even talked for a bit.

In a revealing response to the impromptu rendezvous, Zheng shed light on the whirlwind conversation with the Serbian maestro. She stated: “Well, that talk is really fast, honestly. I talk with him, you know, before his match. You know, he came to say hi to me, so chill.” Imagine the world number one taking a breather to share a casual greeting with an up-and-coming talent.

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Zheng’s perspective on the encounter unveiled a new layer. In her words: “Looks like he doesn’t have a match. Because of me, before the match, I’m really focused and I don’t want to talk with no one.”

The rising star hinted at the intensity of her pre-game concentration and set the stage for the essence of the conversation. As per her: “I really want to learn that chill from the top players because I think that is what I miss, yeah. I mean, was a really nice conversation with Novak yesterday.” Zheng’s quest for the elusive “chill” of top players easily becomes a subplot in the chaos of the Australian Open. 

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Semifinal showdown and the unexpected journey

Novak Djokovic and Qinwen Zheng find themselves in the semifinals of the Australian Open. Each has carved a distinct path to this pivotal stage. Djokovic’s anticipated presence in the semis is no shocker, given his legendary status. On the flip side, Zheng’s ascent is a delightful surprise.

She has effortlessly broken into the elite ranks. The unexpectedness of her semifinal berth adds an intriguing layer to the tournament narrative. The semifinals promise a clash of tennis titans in both the men’s and women’s leagues.

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Keeping an eye on Zheng’s unexpected rise, she seems like a wildcard in the semifinal showdown. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments. 

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Charrvi Singh

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Ever since Naomi Osaka?s infamous withdrawal from the tennis circuit in the 2021 French Open, I have been enamored by tennis stars and their psyche. With a background in psychology, I am interested in delving into the minds of the sport's biggest stars while keeping my readers informed about the latest developments in the tennis world. At EssentiallySports, I focus on stories that dive beyond the sport and focus on the personal lives of the biggest tennis stars.
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