WATCH: Novak Djokovic Makes Young Fans Happy at Serena Williams’ Coach’s Tennis Academy

Published 10/29/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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


Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic is arguably becoming the new fan-favorite player on the ATP Tour. Earlier, numerous athletes from across the world had rushed in to take a selfie with him at the Tokyo Olympics. And now, Djokovic has gifted a lifetime memory to young fans at Serena Williams’ coach’s tennis academy.

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Notably, Djokovic with World No.2 Daniil Medvedev practiced at the Patrick Mouratoglou Tennis Academy ahead of the Paris Masters 2021. Meanwhile, the Serbian ace also took some time to sign autographs and click photos with his kids.

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Novak Djokovic makes young fans’ day at Serena Williams’ coach’s tennis academy

When it comes to making a fan’s day, Novak Djokovic has always been one step ahead. Whether giving his championship racquet, appreciating fan art, or visiting an old supporter, he is always happy to engage with his fans.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic gives his racket to a fan after winning the final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Accordingly, the 20-time Grand Slam champion received support like never before during this year’s US Open final. And even though Djokovic couldn’t complete the Calendar Slam, he felt content with the love he got from his supporters.

Similarly, Djokovic returned some love to his fans during his visit to Serena‘s coach Patrick Mouratoglou’s Tennis Academy at French Riviera, France. Indeed, a day those fans would cherish forever.

What’s more exciting is that the Serbian ace is finally back to practice after his US Open heartbreak. From here on, Djokovic will again look forward to adding more titles to his name in the 2021 season.

Most significantly, the 34-year-old is very close to becoming the year-end World No.1 for a record-breaking seventh time. At present, he shares this record with tennis legend Pete Sampras.

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Which tournaments will Djokovic play in the remaining 2021 season?

First, the 2019 champion will compete at the upcoming Rolex Paris Masters 2021. Naturally, Djokovic will hope to steal the title from the reigning champion and his new rival Daniil Medvedev there.

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Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; (L-R) Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrate with the finalist and championship trophies, respectively, after their match in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Afterward, the 34-year-old has also shown a green light to the season-ending ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals. Undoubtedly, he wouldn’t want to lose in any of these tournaments. 

Above all, fans are excited as Djokovic will mark his return after months. He will be trying to compensate his US Open loss with the upcoming tournaments.

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Do you think Djokovic will make a successful comeback after US Open 2021? 

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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