Famous Tik Tok Influencer Khaby Lame Opens Up on Meeting Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini

Published 11/14/2021, 4:29 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has had a brilliant 2021 season so far. After winning the first three Grand Slam titles in the calendar year, the Serb has been on course to register further greatness. He is now on par with rivals Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal (20 Grand Slam titles each) and is looking unstoppable.

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At the moment, Nole is in Turin for the ATP Finals 2021. During the practice sessions, the 37-time ATP Masters 1000 winner came across TikTok influencer Khaby Lame. The latter is currently the second most followed account on the popular app and rose to fame after he began mocking life hack videos. 

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The 21-YO Senegalese TikToker discussed the ATP Finals shifting venues and stated, “It’s nice that these legends practically came to my house, as I live not far from here. I will definitely come to see some matches because it will be a show.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Novak Djokovic is a sensation amongst many 

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The influencer revealed that Novak Djokovic visited him at his house. Moreover, he also promised that he would come to the arena to watch some of the matches. And that wasn’t it, the man with close to 120 million followers also mentioned about his interaction with Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev before the final match REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The Chivasso-based influencer added, “I gave him some advice. It was really fun and I am happy for Italy that Turin has managed to bring an event of this magnitude for five years, snatching it from an important square like London”. It is to be sworn that tennis will be at the center of his funny videos in the coming days.

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Coming to tennis, Djokovic has come to Turin in fine form. After beating Daniil Medvedev and winning the title in Paris, he is the favorite to go the distance and end the season on a winning note. It will be interesting to see how things unfold in the coming week. 

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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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