“Everyone Was Surprised”: Serbian Actress on Her Encounter With Novak Djokovic

Published 10/31/2021, 8:12 AM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits to 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


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the most progressive player on the men’s Tour in recent times. However, he is a very unique character who often knows how to charm his way into things. Recently, the 20-time Grand Slam winner came across actress Svetlana Bojkovic and she has, unsurprisingly, fostered fond memories of that moment. 

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Djokovic came across the actress in a salon- an evening the actress has said she will never forget, admitting they had a very interesting conversation. Svetlana sensed the greatness of Novak as an individual in general. At the end of the day, it was time well spent and one to remember.

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The 73-year-old actress spoke about the meeting with Djokovic and stated, “We sat with him in the salon and talked. It was a wonderful evening. It is always nice and important to talk to such a wonderful and great man and then to an athlete. There are always topics to talk about with him. It was really an evening to remember and everyone was surprised.”

(Translated via Google translate)

Novak Djokovic is a worldwide sensation 

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Over the years, with all the success that Novak has earned, one can say that he is one of the most popular personalities not just in Serbia but across the globe. Wherever he goes all over the world, he is well recognized and his popularity exceeds national boundaries. After breaking records and rewriting the history books, he has been the most talked about tennis star in recent times. 

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia speaks to the crowd during the trophy presentation ceremony after his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) 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

Djokovic was last seen on the court at the US Open final, where he was bidding for his 21st Major. He lost his chance of making it four out of four Grand Slam titles this season, losing to a determined and emphatic Daniil Medvedev.

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He is next scheduled to represent Serbia in the Davis Cup.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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