WATCH: Novak Djokovic Pays a Surprise Visit to Serena Williams Coach Patrick Mouratoglou’s Academy in France

Published 10/28/2021, 3:08 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Serena Williams of the USA and Novak Djokovic of Serbia pose with the trophies during the 2016 Australian Open official draw at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


World No.1 Novak Djokovic has had an incredible year so far. He won three Grand Slam titles in 2021 and has lost just one match at a Grand Slam in 2021, the final of the US Open.

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Novak Djokovic is not playing at the ongoing Vienna Open 2021. However, he has confirmed his presence for the Davis Cup Finals 2021 and is certain to feature at the Paris Masters and at the ATP Finals 2021 as well.

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Novak Djokovic visits the Mouratoglou Academy

Djokovic recently visited one of the biggest tennis academies, The Mouratoglou Academy, in France. The Serbian star is in the country for the upcoming Paris Masters 2021. Interestingly, the academy welcomed him in style and its official Instagram page even posted a story of the World No.1 player.

“Welcoming Novak Djokovic today,” wrote the academy’s Instagram page on the caption of the post.

The Serbian legend also mentioned the academy’s story on his official Instagram handle. In the following story, one can even see him enjoying the company of a young tennis fan at the academy.

In his many previous interviews, Djokovic has hailed the Mouratoglou Academy as one of the best in the world. Thus, it must have been special for him to visit it personally.

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The renowned players who have graduated from the Mouratoglou Academy

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Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, is actually the founder of the Mouratoglou Academy. He has been coaching the American legend for more than nine years now.

PARIS, FRANCE May 29. Serena Williams of the United States practicing with coach Patrick Mouratoglou while training on Court Philippe-Chatrier in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 29th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

One of the most successful players who has been a pass out of the Mouratoglou Academy is World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Another star who has made a huge name in tennis and who has also been a part of the academy is the 17-year-old young prodigy, Coco Gauff. Even Alexei Popyrin has been a student of Patrick Mouratoglou at the academy.

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As a result, one can see the impact of the Mouratoglou Academy in tennis, especially today. There are many more tennis stars in the academy who are just waiting for their turn as they have the potential to rise really high in the future.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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